Learn how to make a bird seed wreath with these simple instructions, and create something very special for the birds in your neighborhood!
- Gather some vines, dried sunflower heads, herbs, tall grasses, and flowers with seed heads.
- Start with a straw or vine wreath base, or make your own using grapevines, Virginia creeper, or branches from weeping willow.
- Attach medium-size sunflower heads all around the wreath, securing the flowers to the base with floral wire, if needed.
- Stick assorted flowers (coneflowers, zinnias, black-eyed Susans, or any others with a good supply of seeds) in between the sunflowers. Baby corn is another great addition.
- Finally, stick herbs and grasses all around, and you are ready to hang the wreath where the birds will find it and you'll enjoy watching them eat.
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Illustrated by Margo Letourneau