PortlandCraftCo

Bird Seed Ornaments, Wreaths, & Unique Gifts

West Portland Park, Oregon

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Buyers bought gifts from this shop and gave them 5-star reviews!

Announcement    Happy 2022! We are adding new listings regularly in the coming months. Don't forget to "favorite" our shop, and receive a discount coupon for your first purchase!

In the late summer of 2015, as a Registered Nurse turned stay at home mom, I found myself happening upon a possible business idea that led me to open an Etsy shop. As the days at home went by, I knew I needed to find a way to channel my creativity and if I were lucky, make a few bucks while I was at it.

One day, while scrolling through Pinterest looking for crafts to do with my daughter, I came across a recipe for bird seed ornaments. Everything I needed for the recipe I already had in the pantry, there was even a bag of bird seed in the garage that hadn’t made its way into a feeder yet. My daughter and I had a ball making them using cookie cutters to make the shapes and straws to make the hanger holes. We hung them in our backyard Maple tree and watched the birds as they nibbled. It dawned on me, the ornaments were actually really cute. As in, “I bet people would pay for these”, kind of cute. “That’s it”, I thought! I wonder if I could sell these online as party favors and gifts!

I quickly opened my laptop and searched for ‘bird seed ornaments’ on Etsy. There were less than a handful of sellers at the time. And, bird seed ornaments were one of many types of wedding favors. I decided that since the competition was low, why not just try it out? I did want to stand out from other sellers in some way, and used my creative skills to make original items that no one else was selling. Soon, the orders for party favors started trickling in as the holiday season approached. While my customers loved them, people kept asking if I could create some sort of “ornament gift box” instead of the party favors. It became clear there was a need for more than just party favors. People wanted a more substantial gift they could give friends, neighbors, co-workers, or even their father in law!

After the holidays while juggling motherhood and pondering my next move, I walked around the local “farm & feed” and pet stores, looking at their bird seed suet. I wondered why it appeared that no one was making these things prettier, more gift-worthy? It seemed like a missed opportunity. So, I took it.

Many Etsy sellers at the time offered “gift-wrap upgrade” options for an extra fee for certain items. This obviously adds an extra step in the production process and slows things down. I knew if I ever wanted to scale my volume I’d have to find a work around. So, I set my sights on designing ornament gift sets that come gift-ready, as is. Knowing that “bird seed wreaths” was a popular search term, I focussed on creating a product that by design was already “gift wrapped”. I made wreaths and played with different styles hangers. Many wasted strands of ribbon later, I landed on just the right thing: Twenty-eight inches of 3 ply jute twine, folded and knotted a certain way that it secures the wreath and ties into an appealing bow. Viola! My bird seed wreath was born! These boxed sets slide easily into poly mailers for shipping. This packaging decision both eliminated the extra steps of gift-wrapping during production, and satisfied the customer.

By the next holiday season I enlisted the help of my husband who works in marketing to help design the logo and we were ready! The (3) Wreaths Bird Seed Ornament Gift Set, was an immediate customer favorite. In 2017, I added the (1) Wreath Bird Seed Ornament Gift Set (Stocking Stuffer’), which quickly became another customer favorite both on Etsy and at local holiday markets.

My original designs give off a rustic feel that vibes with the Pacific NW. As a 6th generation Oregonian I want the Portland Craft Co. brand and products to reflect all the wonderful things about the Pacific Northwest. What I love about Portland Craft Co. gift sets is they are given for a number of occasions, including Christmas, Birthdays, Get Well/Sympathy, Mother’s/Father’s Day, Host/Hostess. The items are consumable and the packaging is recyclable.

We've created items for endless occasions, such as:

•Christmas tree ornaments
•Stocking stuffers
•Gift exchanges
•School fundraisers
•Teacher gifts
•New neighbors
•New home purchases
•Birthdays
•Mother’s Day
•Father’s Day
•Farewell gifts
•Thinking of you gifts
•Illness recovery
•Sympathy

Our items are created right here in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. It is our goal to take great care in every aspect of our production process, start to finish. Thank you for supporting small business enterprises such as this!

Follow us!
Instagram: @portlandcraftco
Facebook: Portland Craft Co.

•About Our Crafting Process•
We use only bird friendly edible ingredients in my ornaments. Our seeds attract a variety of song birds throughout the US. There are no added preservatives in our production process. Unlike store bought suet we do NOT use animal lard as it is prone to melting in warm outdoor temperatures.

Packaging and Shipping: Items are shipped with our signature packaging, including recycled crinkle cut paper inside a sturdy white tuck top box, tied with twine and adorned with our logo. As of 2018, I now ship gift boxes in waterproof poly mailers, to ensure they arrive ready for gifting! If gifting, please don't forget to include your personal message!

© Designs and packaging are original artworks, created by Portland Craft Co., LLC, 2015. Imitation or copying is subject to USA copyright laws.Ornaments do take 48-72 hours to cure before packaging & shipping.

***PLEASE NOTE*** Ornaments can spoil if improperly stored in air tight containers, including zip-lock bags. Please use immediately or store in the freezer for up to 6 months.

Happy bird watching!

🌲Portland Craft Co.🌲

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 10, 2022

Happy 2022! We are adding new listings regularly in the coming months. Don't forget to "favorite" our shop, and receive a discount coupon for your first purchase!

In the late summer of 2015, as a Registered Nurse turned stay at home mom, I found myself happening upon a possible business idea that led me to open an Etsy shop. As the days at home went by, I knew I needed to find a way to channel my creativity and if I were lucky, make a few bucks while I was at it.

One day, while scrolling through Pinterest looking for crafts to do with my daughter, I came across a recipe for bird seed ornaments. Everything I needed for the recipe I already had in the pantry, there was even a bag of bird seed in the garage that hadn’t made its way into a feeder yet. My daughter and I had a ball making them using cookie cutters to make the shapes and straws to make the hanger holes. We hung them in our backyard Maple tree and watched the birds as they nibbled. It dawned on me, the ornaments were actually really cute. As in, “I bet people would pay for these”, kind of cute. “That’s it”, I thought! I wonder if I could sell these online as party favors and gifts!

I quickly opened my laptop and searched for ‘bird seed ornaments’ on Etsy. There were less than a handful of sellers at the time. And, bird seed ornaments were one of many types of wedding favors. I decided that since the competition was low, why not just try it out? I did want to stand out from other sellers in some way, and used my creative skills to make original items that no one else was selling. Soon, the orders for party favors started trickling in as the holiday season approached. While my customers loved them, people kept asking if I could create some sort of “ornament gift box” instead of the party favors. It became clear there was a need for more than just party favors. People wanted a more substantial gift they could give friends, neighbors, co-workers, or even their father in law!

After the holidays while juggling motherhood and pondering my next move, I walked around the local “farm & feed” and pet stores, looking at their bird seed suet. I wondered why it appeared that no one was making these things prettier, more gift-worthy? It seemed like a missed opportunity. So, I took it.

Many Etsy sellers at the time offered “gift-wrap upgrade” options for an extra fee for certain items. This obviously adds an extra step in the production process and slows things down. I knew if I ever wanted to scale my volume I’d have to find a work around. So, I set my sights on designing ornament gift sets that come gift-ready, as is. Knowing that “bird seed wreaths” was a popular search term, I focussed on creating a product that by design was already “gift wrapped”. I made wreaths and played with different styles hangers. Many wasted strands of ribbon later, I landed on just the right thing: Twenty-eight inches of 3 ply jute twine, folded and knotted a certain way that it secures the wreath and ties into an appealing bow. Viola! My bird seed wreath was born! These boxed sets slide easily into poly mailers for shipping. This packaging decision both eliminated the extra steps of gift-wrapping during production, and satisfied the customer.

By the next holiday season I enlisted the help of my husband who works in marketing to help design the logo and we were ready! The (3) Wreaths Bird Seed Ornament Gift Set, was an immediate customer favorite. In 2017, I added the (1) Wreath Bird Seed Ornament Gift Set (Stocking Stuffer’), which quickly became another customer favorite both on Etsy and at local holiday markets.

My original designs give off a rustic feel that vibes with the Pacific NW. As a 6th generation Oregonian I want the Portland Craft Co. brand and products to reflect all the wonderful things about the Pacific Northwest. What I love about Portland Craft Co. gift sets is they are given for a number of occasions, including Christmas, Birthdays, Get Well/Sympathy, Mother’s/Father’s Day, Host/Hostess. The items are consumable and the packaging is recyclable.

We've created items for endless occasions, such as:

•Christmas tree ornaments
•Stocking stuffers
•Gift exchanges
•School fundraisers
•Teacher gifts
•New neighbors
•New home purchases
•Birthdays
•Mother’s Day
•Father’s Day
•Farewell gifts
•Thinking of you gifts
•Illness recovery
•Sympathy

Our items are created right here in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. It is our goal to take great care in every aspect of our production process, start to finish. Thank you for supporting small business enterprises such as this!

Follow us!
Instagram: @portlandcraftco
Facebook: Portland Craft Co.

•About Our Crafting Process•
We use only bird friendly edible ingredients in my ornaments. Our seeds attract a variety of song birds throughout the US. There are no added preservatives in our production process. Unlike store bought suet we do NOT use animal lard as it is prone to melting in warm outdoor temperatures.

Packaging and Shipping: Items are shipped with our signature packaging, including recycled crinkle cut paper inside a sturdy white tuck top box, tied with twine and adorned with our logo. As of 2018, I now ship gift boxes in waterproof poly mailers, to ensure they arrive ready for gifting! If gifting, please don't forget to include your personal message!

© Designs and packaging are original artworks, created by Portland Craft Co., LLC, 2015. Imitation or copying is subject to USA copyright laws.Ornaments do take 48-72 hours to cure before packaging & shipping.

***PLEASE NOTE*** Ornaments can spoil if improperly stored in air tight containers, including zip-lock bags. Please use immediately or store in the freezer for up to 6 months.

Happy bird watching!

🌲Portland Craft Co.🌲

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About PortlandCraftCo

Sales 575
On Etsy since 2015

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My mom always says I was a creative child. Creating gifts for friends & family is something I've always enjoyed. Whether soap-making, candle-making, pottery or jewelry, I've dabbled and loved it all!

As an Oregonian I have an appreciation for nature and outdoor living and enjoy attracting our feathered friends to my outdoor spaces. I grew increasingly frustrated with messy, unattractive, prone to spoilage store bought bird seed suet. I put my mind to work and viola - Portland Craft Co., was born!

As we continue to grow, we are open to your feedback! If you are looking for a bird seed ornament gift that is not in our listings, please contact us and we will be happy to create you a special order!

Thank you for visiting Portland Craft Co.

Jenna Mahanay, Owner & Creator
PortlandCraftCo.com
West Linn, Oregon

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  • Jenna

    Owner, Creator, Photographer

    Jenna is a 6th generation Oregonian with a love for nature and creativity. An RN by training, she completed a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing Degree at Linfield College in Portland, Oregon. She now lives in West Linn with her husband & daughter.

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Last updated on Dec 22, 2021
Frequently asked questions
Gift wrapping and packaging

All items are packaged using crinkle cut paper in a sturdy white tuck top box, with our brand logo. Boxes are tied with twine and shipped inside a moisture proof poly mailer. There’s no need for additional gift wrapping on your end! Proper use and instructions are included with every gift set. Whether sending to a loved one or purchasing for yourself, my packaging never disappoints!

Wholesale availability

Business inquiries please contact me at portlandcraftco@gmail.com

Care instructions

Each order of bird seed ornaments comes with instructions for use.

Sizing details

Approximate sizes are noted in each listing. Message me with additional questions.