Bird Seed Favors: Eco Friendly, Easy and Inexpensive DIY!
Hello lovely friends stopping in..
It's been an amazing weekend celebrating Jax's mommy's birthday..
Incase you have yet to read about my newest fun addition here, Jax will be my
co-blogger bff starting this week. Hope you get to enjoy our fun features
and SO much more we have in store for your all.. Yaaaaye!!!
<<<< An Eco Friendly Birthday Bash>>>>
Lots of family festivities and more.. She's a
bird lover, a super sweet and amazing mommy that was
TOTALLY deserving of a wonderful birthday... BIRDSEED FAVOR .......BIRTHDAY GOODIES
Jaqui wanted to incorporate a few of her mom's favorite things into her
day and it turned out SUPER FAB! Here's a little glimpse
into the amazing day that she planned..
<<<BirdSeed favors are a simple and
sweet way to thank your guests!>>> *Eco Friendly, Easy & VERY Inexpensive Treats*
DIY BIRDSEED FAVORS
Bird Seed Favors
(Makes approximately 18-21 two-inch favors)
-4 cups birdseed
-3/4 cup flour
-1/2 cup water
-3 tbsp corn syrup
-1 envelope unflavored gelatin (can find at any local supermarket with flavored jello)
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You will also need:
- A large mixing bowl
-skewer or chopstick to make a hole in the favor
-nonstick cooking spray or vegetable oil
-jute or raffia
Molding Your Favors
Mix flour, water, corn syrup and gelatin. Add birdseed and stir well
Spray the inside of the cookie cutter with nonstick cooking spray or wipe with vegetable oil.
Place cookie cutter on parchment paper and spoon mixture inside. Press firmly with back
of metal spoon (wont stick) or you can grease your fingers with vegetable oil. (I found the
spoon works best an it is less messy!) The more you press down and
pack it in the less shedding of seeds you will have.
Using the Skewer or chopstick, make a hole near the top
of the favor.(You can see hole in picture above)
Carefully pull cookie cutter away and repeat until you have used all the mixture
I let mine sit over night to dry for better handling before the event. (you might be able
to get away with 6-8 hours). Cut jute or raffia to a length you would like (I did
about 10-12 inches to fit around a larger branch). String jute through the hole in
the favor and Viola there you have it! You can add your own favor labels, hang
on a tree at your event or place them in a bag (burlap looks best) or box.
*These favors will mold due to the ingredients. if possible make them at
the most 2 days beforehand. If you do not have the time you can
make them earlier and freeze them if necessary!
I added some tea per the stamped lil bags, and jars of honey for a home
sampling of some soothing tea for the guests for later..
Turned out to be a very fun and amazingly awesome time..
Happpppiest Of Birthday's Mommy.. Happy Crafting! ~JAX Linking Via Nifty Thrifty Sunday's ~ Vintage Gwen Wishing you an amazing day........ xoxoxoxo