DIY Birdseed Wreath

 This is one of my favorite memories of my Grandma Garvin.  Every fall we would make a wreath for the birds.  She would spread out newspaper on her kitchen table, and we would get to work.  We would hang this wreath in her front yard.  It was so fun to watch the birds visit the wreath to fill their tummies.



Here is what you need: 

-Straw wreath form

-Peanut butter (you can use coconut oil if you have allergies)

-Birdseed

-Spatula, spoons, or knives to spread the peanut butter

-Ribbon to hang the wreath


Here's a photo straight out of the 80's!  Can you pick out which one I am?


How to make the wreath: 
1. Choose your work area.  I'm not sure how my grandma got away with doing this activity inside, but I suggest doing this outdoors!

2. Spread peanut butter all over the front of the wreath form.

3.  Sprinkle birdseed onto the peanut butter.  Pat the seeds in to stick.

4.  Hang in a place where you can observe the birds!


This is a fun, messy project!  

I went to check on the wreath today.  It has been a week and the birdseed is completely gone!  Those were some hungry birds!  We are going to do this again!



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