I've made larger suet wreaths before - here's the DIY instructions: DIY Suet Wreath - but this version is quick, easy and adorable. ♥ This would be a fun craft to do with children and it's a unique way to offer suet as a winter protein source to your backyard birds.
- Wilton Easy-Flex Silicone 4 Cavity Mini Fluted Tube
- Miniature grapevine wreaths
- Ingredients for suet:
1 cup lard
1 cup chunky peanut butter
Melt the lard and peanut butter together, then add:
3 cups cornmeal
1/2 cup flour
4 cups birdseed
- Nonstick cooking spray
- Jute or string for hanging
- Holly berries (optional)
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Tufted Titmouse ~ Carolina Chickadee
For this miniature birdseed wreath, I've found that a metal pan works the best. It's the same recipe and steps that I use for larger birdseed wreaths, but I added holly berries (to the metal pan) prior to adding the birdseed mixture.
3/4 cup flour
1 cup warm water
6 tablespoons light corn syrup
2 package unflavored gelatin
8 cups birdseed
Nonstick cooking spray
Stir the gelatin into the water and heat over medium heat until dissolved. Whisk in the corn syrup and flour. Stir well until there are no more lumps. It will make a thick gooey paste. Add the birdseed and stir until all the seeds are coated.
Add the holly berries (optional) to the prepared pan - then using a greased metal spoon, press the seed mixture into the wreath shapes (be sure to press the mixture down firmly until it’s well packed and even).
If you only have one miniature wreath pan, you could cut the recipe in half or make a larger wreath - using a bundt pan - and a pan of miniature wreaths...
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