I bought some bird seed the other day but didn't have a suitable bird seed feeder for it so I decided to make something with the seed that I could hang straight off the tree.
Mixed with the birdseed was a tablespoon of flour and two tablespoons of water.
The mixture was then put into silicone bun cases. Other peoples blogs have made something similar lately, and they instruct you to put a straw in the mixture to create a hole for string to thread through.
Well, after 15 minutes in the oven the straws melted: no-one had warned me of this happening! So I removed the straws and baked for another 15 minutes.
Once they had cooled I was able to thread ribbon or string through them and hang them outside.
I just hope the birds manage to get to them before our chickens do!