How to Make an Easy Birdseed Wreath

How to Make an Easy Birdseed Wreath

Make clever use out of a Bundt pan by creating a pretty suet-birdseed feeder for your feathered friends.


  • Suet
  • Saucepan or baking dish
  • Fine cheesecloth
  • Measuring cup
  • Fresh cranberries
  • 6-cup Bundt pan
  • Wild birdseed
  • Dried cranberries
  • Roasted unsalted peanuts
  • Large plastic spoon
  • Wide ribbon


  • Begin by cutting 1 pound of suet into small chunks and rendering in a saucepan (or baking dish in a 375-degree oven) until all the fat has melted.
  • Strain rendered suet through fine cheesecloth, allow it to harden at room temperature, and then melt and strain again. Measure out 1 1/2 cups melted suet and set aside.
  • Place fresh cranberries in bottom of 6-cup Bundt pan in desired pattern (we used three cranberries in every other channel).
  • In a large bowl, thoroughly combine 4 cups wild birdseed and 1 cup each dried cranberries and peanuts.
  • Add melted suet to dry ingredients and thoroughly coat using large plastic spoon or your hands.
  • Once completely combined, fill pan with mixture, being sure to press down firmly as you go.
  • Allow mixture to harden overnight in the refrigerator (or freezer).
  • Once hardened, remove pan from fridge and allow to sit at room temperature for 5 or 10 minutes before unmolding.
  • With wide ribbon, hang wreath outside when temperature is around freezing. Be sure wreath is not in direct sunlight, to avoid melting or spoiling. (Tip: Avoid using twine or rope to tie up wreath as it can pull through and break the side of the wreath.)