This ain’t no peanut butter birdseed bell like you made in 3rd grade. These hearts are made with flour and water, so you know they’re extra fancy. Ok I’ve seen the birdseed heart on many a crafty blog but I wanted to try it for me self. Guppy Al and I cracked open a couple of champagne cans and got down to business yesterday. The process was simple.
4 cups birdseed
3 tbsp honey
3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup water
Cake pan or some sort of mold
Non-stick spray, butter or Crisco
Straws cut into thirds
Adornments as desired
Mix the first 4 ingredients until well combined. Press the birdseed mixture firmly into your greased mold. We used a Wilton six-heart cake pan sprayed with Pam. Decide where you want the holes to be and insert straws all the way through. Put the birdseed “cakes” in the freezer for 15 minutes, then check to make sure they’re pretty well set and flip the pan upside down. The birdseed hearts should fall right out. Arrange them on a flat surface and allow them to dry and firm up overnight.
Once they’re completely dry you can run string or ribbon through the holes. We used cotton cooking twine and added die-cut paper hearts.
I had some tiny helping hands.
“Mom, let’s put the birdseed hearts in bags for everybody.”
You could also pack your hearts into little boxes. Either way, a fun little valentine to give and to hang in your own yard.