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Valentine’s Day Bird Seed Ornaments

Valentine’s Day Bird Seed Ornaments is the perfect craft for kids of all ages – including adults that are kids at heart!  Not only is it easy to do, but it’s a wonderful way for birds to get some extra nourishment in the colder months.

“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

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.  After the ornaments are made and hung on the tree, then it’s time to take some pictures of the happy birds enjoying their gifts.

I wanted to write a post about how to make bird seed ornaments without gelatin because I think simpler is better, don’t you?

More Ideas for Valentine’s Day:

If you’re looking for more ideas on what to do for Valentine’s day, I have other posts that have you covered.  Have Yourself a Very Hygge Valentine’s Day will give you some cozy ideas to start with.

My sister took my famous meatloaf recipe and substituted ground turkey for beef and turned it into a heart-shaped dish.  You can find Valentine’s Dinner Amazing Turkey Meatloaf Recipe here.

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How Do You Make Bird Seed Ornaments?

Ingredients for Bird Seed Ornaments

Loaf of bread

Jar of peanut butter

Mixed bird seed


Cookie cutters


You want to make sure your cookie cutter fits almost the entire slice of bread, so you don’t waste any.

How to Make a Bird Seed Ornament

1) Cut the bread with the cookie cutter.

Take one slice of bread and cut out the heart-shape with a cookie cutter.  Press firmly on the slice of bread to make sure it goes all the way through the bread.

How to Make Bird Seed Ornaments

2) Separate the heart from the crust

Separate the cut-out bread from the crust and continue through all the slices of bread.  I used a heart-shaped cookie cutter that measured 4″ tall and 4″ wide.  You can find one here on Amazon.

How to Make Bird Seed Ornaments with Cookie Cutter

3) Make the hole

Puncture a hole at the top of the heart with a straw.  

Homemade Bird Seed Ornaments

4) Wait for the bread to dry out

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 the cookie cutter bird seed ornament

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.

Homemade Bird Seed Ornaments - Peanut Butter

How to Make Easy Birdseed Ornaments

6) Add the string to the bird seed ornament hole

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 a Bird Seed Ornament

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

We’ve reached the end of the Valentine’s Day Bird Seed Ornaments.  I hope you enjoyed it.

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Monday 29th of January 2018

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.


Monday 29th of January 2018

Hello Tina! You could also use Almond Butter too! Thanks for writing in! Kelly

Jenn F

Thursday 9th of February 2017

I'm making these with my son's preschool class!


Thursday 9th of February 2017

Hi Jenn! I'm so excited! They will love making them. Thank you for letting me know. It made my day!

Linda Guess

Tuesday 24th of January 2017

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,


Tuesday 24th of January 2017

Hi Linda! Great idea. What a fun gift to give to a hostess and host. It's so simple to make these, I think you'll get addicted! Kelly


Sunday 8th of January 2017

These are so cute!! I want to make them! Thanks for posting this :)


Sunday 8th of January 2017

Thank you Janine! They are so fun and easy to make. Enjoy!

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