It was simple - though a bit messy. This recipe makes three wreaths.
You will need:
8 cups of mixed bird seed
6 envelopes of clear gelatin (1.5 boxes)
1 cup cold water
2 cups boiling water
corrugated cardboard - enough for 6-10" rings
1. Cut six equal rings, no more than 10" in diameter each, from the cardboard.
2. In a large bowl, sprinkle gelatin over one cup cold water and let sit for one minute.
3. Add two cups boiled water, stirring to combine.
4. Fold in bird seed, coating thoroughly. If the mixture seems too dry, add water, one half-cup at a time. Let the mixture sit for 5-10 minutes.
5. Lay out cardboard rings on wax-paper-lined baking sheets and, using a spoon, cover each ring with approximately one inch of seed mix. Press the seed mix down with the back of the spoon as you go.
6. Set each completed ring in a cool spot - the fridge, the basement, the garage or outside if you live in colder climates - for at least three hours until set.
7. Working carefully, join two rings back-to-back and tie together using a 1-inch wide piece of fabric or ribbon. Add a spray of greens or berries for color.
8. Hang outside of a window where you can enjoy the traffic of appreciative birds!