Colored paper clips
Hole punch or pushpins
How to make it
For each, draw a bird figure on a piece of scrapbook paper. You can download a bird template here.
Bend a colored paper clip or two into feet and tape them to the back side of one figure. Use a glue stick to join the two matching figures, sandwiching the paper clip legs between them.
Make an eye with a hole punch or pushpin and adjust the legs so that the bird can stand on its own.
3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup water
1 envelope unflavored gelatin
3 tbsp. corn syrup
4 cups birdseed
molds (muffin tin, cookie cutters, etc.)
Combine the flour, water, gelatin and corn syrup in a large mixing bowl. Stir until well-combined.
Add the birdseed to the mixture, stir until well coated.
Spray your mold(s) with cooking spray, and spoon birdseed mixture into each mold. Use the bottom of a measuring cup to pack it down, and make the top smooth.
Poke a hole through top of each birdseed mold using a drinking straw, making sure it goes all the way through.
Leave the birdseed mixture in the molds for two to three hours. Then, remove the straws and lay out a sheet of waxed paper. Gently remove the hardened ornaments from the mold, and place them on the wax paper upside down. Allow them to dry for at least two to three more hours, or overnight.
Cut your ribbon and carefully put it through the hole.