Homemade seed paper is the perfect party favor for bridal or baby showers, tucked into a welcome basket for a new neighbor, or for your own use planted in pots and garden plots. It is super easy to make, inexpensive, very earth friendly, and the kids love to help! It is also very easy to color to match any event or theme, either use colored paper or add a few drops of food coloring until desired color is reached.
Homemade Seed Paper
6-8 pieces of colored paper- construction or scrapbook,etc.
Here is how you do it…
Tear paper up into 2″ pieces and place in blender.
Cover with warm water, replace lid, and blend until a pulp forms.
Stir in seeds, you can add as much or as little as you like, I tend to go overboard, once planted and they begin sprouting it is easy to thin them out. I chose a wildflower seed mix for this batch.
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Cut your seed paper into strips, shapes, or small sheets. Punch a hole, run ribbon through it and use is as a gift tag or bookmark if you like. We are going to tuck these in a pretty pot with some garden gloves, a few additional seed packets, and a trowel for a fun gift.
We love making useful upcycled or recycled gifts for our friends. Not only are they frugal, but thy are better for the environment. This is one of the most fun craft projects we have made because it serves so many purposes. Not only does it recycle scrap paper, it is a great homeschool lesson for our children. You can use it to teach about plant life, recycling and following instructions. On top of that, it is a great gardening craft for starter gardens for your kids.
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