Monday, December 10, 2012

10 Super Duper DYI Holiday Gift Ideas...Idea #8

Bird Seed Ornaments

Last year on the Winter Solstice, the kids and I made these lovely bird seed ornaments.  I found an excellent tutorial at Saltwater Kids.  We made two batches.  Some were used to decorate a tree outside for our feathered friends and the others we wrapped up and gave as gifts.  We followed the Saltwater Kids tutorial, with one exception...on the second batch we boiled the water in order to dissolve the gelatin. 

This is a very kid friendly project and the finished ornaments are lovely.  My children love to get the cookie cutters out and play with the different shapes.  We found a shape for everyone in our lives...even the hard-to-find-gifts-for men!

The ornaments were fun to make, fun to give, and much appreciated by our feathered friends.  We will be making them again, this Winter Solstice!  

Interested in other DYI Holiday Gift Ideas?Check out....

           Idea #10 and
           Idea #9