I have a couple of suet feeders and the only birds I've seen on it are the local sparrows and chickadees. None of the larger birds (stellar jays, magpies, flickers, crows) have even come near it that we've seen. We have seen a rat around the garden but none at all near the house, thankfully.Cool idea. I wonder how many birds are bold enough to attack a wreath on someone's front door. When I lived in a coastal forest in California, the stellar jays would have done, as they are a very bold bird and often came to my front entry deck to eat the cat's food. But the other concern would be rats. We once lived somewhere that had the boldest and most fearless rats I had ever seen. They would certainly have tried to eat the wreath had we had such a one.
Here, all I'd have to think of is crows and I don't think they would venture onto the front door because there's plenty of other food available on the ground.
Sure. They're super easy and fast to make.
1/2 c water
1 packet unflavored gelatin
3 Tbsp light corn syrup
3/4 cup flour
4 cups bird seed
Combine water, gelatin in large bowl. Add flour and syrup -- it'll be thick. Add bird seed and mix till all seeds are coated. Spray pan with Pam and put dried fruits in the bottom. Put birdseed mixture into pan and press firmly. Put in a cool place for 24 hours. Wreath should pop out easy, if it doesn't set aside for more time. You have to use a ribbon that's 2" wide or more. The wreaths are heavy and will break apart with smaller ribbons.
At Easter time, I also use plastic eggs to make seed eggs. They're nice to display indoors before putting out for the winged friends.