DIY Cookie Cutter Bird Seed Feeder



by Linda Castillo

My little ones have been going stir crazy from being cooped up with all the rain the last few weeks.  It was the perfect time to try this DIY cookie cutter birdseed feeder craft.

I also picked up these adorable birdhouses for only $1 at Michaels. My girls had so much fun decorating them.

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I can’t wait to give these gifts to my daughter’s teacher, grandparents and of course hand a few in our own backyard too!




  • 2/3 cup of boiling water
  • 2 packets of Gelatine (a box has 4)
  • 2 cups of birdseed
  • Parchment paper
  • Cookie cutters
  • Straws cut into 2 inch pieces


  1. Boil 2/3 cup of water.
  2. Combine 2/3 cup of boiling water with 2 packets of gelatin and stir until it is fully dissolved.
  3. Fold in birdseed and mix well until evenly coated.
  4. Line a tray with parchment paper.
  5. Place mixture into cookie cutter molds.
  6. Cut straws into 2 inch pieces.
  7. Poke the straw all the way through the seed shapes allowing for enough space from the edges.
  8. Place tray in fridge for a few hours for the feeders to set.
  9. Remove tray from the fridge and let stand outside for 3-4 hours. Turn cookie cutters over and let sit over night.
  10. Remove straws and add ribbon through hole.





Linda Castillo is the Founder and Executive Editor of She writes on topics that empower and inspire Latinas including art, motherhood, green living, culture, travel, and issues transforming the Latino community. Linda has earned a B.S. in Business and a M.S. in Mass Communications from San Jose State University.