How to Make the Easiest Valentine’s Day Bird Seed Ornaments

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How to Make Easy Birdseed Ornaments

I love the birds that visit my home.  I have a pair of birds that raise their young every year near one of my windows.  Winter can be hard on your feathered friends.  Finding food after a snowstorm or an extreme cold snap can be made easier with this fun DIY craft you can make with your kids.  Creating the easiest bird seed ornaments would make a fun family activity and then you can take pictures of the birds enjoying their feast.

“The more often we see the things around us – even the beautiful and wonderful things – the more they become invisible to us.  That is why we often take for granted the beauty of this world: the flowers, the trees, the birds, the clouds – even those we love.  Because we see things so often, we see them less and less.” – Joseph B. Wirthlin

Not only is this a fun craft, but it’s a wonderful way for birds to get some extra nourishment in the cold months.

1) Ingredients.  You will need a loaf of bread, a jar of peanut butter, bird seed, string, cookie cutters and a straw.  That’s it!  You will want to make sure you get cookie cutters that fit almost the entire slice of bread because you don’t want to waste any.

2) Cookie Cutter.  Now it’s time to cut out your shape from a slice of bread with your cookie cutter.  Press firmly on the slice of bread to make sure it goes all the way through the bread.  Separate the cut-out bread from the crust and continue through all the slices of bread. (I used a heart cookie cutter that measured 4″ tall and 4″ wide.)

How to Make Easy Birdseed Ornaments

3) Hole.  Put a hole in each ornament with your straw.

How to Make Easy Birdseed Ornaments

4) Wait.  It will take 24 hours to let your ornaments dry out enough to harden.  Make sure you put your ornaments in a dry place.

5) Finish.  Now that your ornaments are hard, you can add creamy peanut butter with a knife.  Once one side is done, place in the bird seed.  Then put peanut butter on the other side and repeat.  Poke your straw through your hole again and add your string.

How to Make Easy Birdseed Ornaments

How to Make Easy Birdseed Ornaments

6) Enjoy.  Hang your bird seed ornaments on a tree that is a near a window.  Make sure you have your camera ready to take pictures of your happy feathered friends!

How to Make Easy Birdseed Ornaments

I don’t think you could get any easier!  Make sure you take pictures of the kids creating his or her masterpieces.

Let me know in the comments below if you did this fun craft and how it went.  If you liked this post, please share on social media.

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Linda Guess

Janine thank you for sharing. We are invited to a Valentines dinner with four couples and I am going to bring Wine and some of these hearts to give out to the couples. I know the host and hostess are crazy about birds like we are! I have a lot of spoiled birds around my area including two squirrels of course, Bless you and your followers,


I’m going to try this with shortening since someone in my class has a peanUT allergy. I used to make them on paper tubes, but I like this dried bread idea.


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