Seed paper is a fun way to spread Love through botanical treasures. Seed paper is super easy to make and the roi is huge- not only is it personally satisfying to make your own but it also benefits the land, your community and the aesthetics of your space.
You can use any type of seeds for this project, however the most common type used is wildflowers (they're awesome because they bring in the oh-so-important pollinators 🐝🦋)
Pro-tip: you can harvest your own seeds if you know how. Otherwise, you can find inexpensive seeds (including wildflower seeds) from grocery stores and even some 99c stores!
Here's how to make your own seed paper:
- Grab some recyclable paper (newspaper, construction paper, paper shopping bags, egg cartons, office paper, magazines, paper towels etc)
- Cut or tear it into smaller pieces and place the pieces into a large bowl
- Cover the paper with water and let it sit for about 20 minutes
- Working in batches, wring about half of the water out of the pieces and put them into the blender
- Blend until the paper is a mushy pulp
- Return the paper to your dry bowl and add the seeds!
- You can always add a little bit of water if the pulp is too dry
- Form the paper into balls or shapes of your choosing (you can use a silicone mold to make cute shapes, too!)
- Allow the paper to dry overnight on a cool, dry surface
Once your seed paper is dried out and ready to use, follow these directions (and don't forget to gift some to your favorite people, too):
- Plant directly into the soil (in your garden or a pot)
- Cover the seeds with about 1/8 inch of soil
- Keep the soil moist for the next month! (you can spritz the soil with a clean spray bottle full of water to make this step easier)
- Make sure that your plant receives at least 4 hours of sun exposure each day.
This seed paper project is the perfect diy gift for any celebration, holiday, or just to have fun creating something unique.
Have you ever made seed paper? Let us know in the comments below!