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Encourage Birds Into The Garden

by Lucy (follow)
Turn off the TV and tune into your own imagination. Enjoy each moment, allowing your creativity to unfold in the kitchen, craft space or in nature.
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Curious birds will soon come flying into the garden with this easy DIY bird feeder. Children will enjoy helping with the process of creating the feeder, and the end result makes a fun gift for grandma, grandpa or perhaps a bird loving friend.

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Hanging in the garden

Time: 20 minutes (plus drying time overnight)


100 grams jelly crystals
1/2 cup warm water
3 cups bird seed
4 jelly molds
60 cms twine
4 straws


Mix the jelly crystals with the warm water, until the granules have dissolved completely.

Bird feeder, bird seed, native birds

Add the bird seed - try to find a mix that is appropriate for the native birds in your area.

Bird feeder, bird seed, native birds
Bird seed mixture

Mix the bird seed into the jelly and then press an even amount into each of the jelly molds. Add a straw, so that there is a place to thread the twine at the end.

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Press into shape

Allow the seed mixture to set overnight, before threading some twine through the hole and hanging it in the garden as a welcome offering to your local birds. Good luck - who knows what surprises nature may send your way.

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Thread some twine

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