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How to Make a Bird Seed Wreath

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Margo Letourneau
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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.

Do you enjoy birds and bird-watching? Let us know in the comments!

Illustrated by Margo Letourneau

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Mare-Anne Jarvela

Mare-Anne Jarvela has worked for The Old Farmer’s Almanac as head editor of the Garden Guide, senior research editor, and/or contributor for over 30 years. She is a nature lover who’s happiest in her garden or baking for her family and friends. Read More from Mare-Anne Jarvela

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