I had seen these cute little bird seed hearts on several blogs and thought they would be cute to include in Addie’s Valentine’s package.
Let me tell you . . they are cute and it isn’t rocket science to make them . . but it almost is! 🙂
Every recipe I read online was different and most of them had comments about the combination not holding together properly. I chose the recipe that had seemed to have the least complaints about everything falling apart and right off the bat, I knew they were not going to hold together so I began adding more of this and more of that and ended up with a recipe that seems to be holding together. I hung one on our little pear tree and it hung there for several days, even through a drizzly rain, before the birds found it. Once they find it, they will pretty much devour them as soon as I hang another one out there. Depending on where they begin eating, they sometimes do peck at the top and then the string becomes free and the remainder of the heart falls to the ground but the birds still eat it so . . it’s a fun project.
CAUTION: I did use peanut butter to get mine to hold together so you may want to use another recipe if you have peanut allergies to deal with.
In addition to what’s shown in the photo, you will need flour and water but I figure most of us have those things on hand.
I can hardly wait to see Addie watching for the birds to come and gobble up the little hearts!