Making Plantable Seed Paper

These recycled paper seed circles make lovely gifts! All you need is scrap paper, a blender, some flower or vegetable seeds, and some type of screen. The easiest screen to use is a cheap metal cooking splatter screen, or you can make an instant screen by cutting a square from a pair of old pantyhose or tulle fabric remnant, and clamping it in an embroidery hoop.

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Approximate Time: 20 minutes, plus drying time

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  1. Blend torn up paper with water until it makes a slurry. We made a lovely pink seed card using white copier paper and bits of red tissue paper. You can also add flower petals or bits of dried leaves to the pulp as you blend it for added texture. Or you can add the petals after you blend.
  2. Working over a bowl, pour the paper slurry slowly onto the screen until it makes a small circle.
  3. Sprinkle seeds on the circle and press them down gently into the pulp so they won't pop off the surface when the rounds dry.
  4. Press out excess water from the rounds with a sponge, and carefully transfer the circle to a sheet of paper to dry.
  5. When seed rounds are dry, they're ready to plant or give as a gift.
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  7. For a gift, print or write a bit about the flowers and attach to the seed rounds, or include the info with the seed round.
  8. Plant rounds in a pot or ground, covering with a thin layer of soil. Water well, and soon you'll have flowers or vegetables!

By GuinevereW from AZ

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Last week I read an article on here how to put your seeds on newspaper, so I decided to make a heart. I put pansy seeds on the paper and used the mixture of flour and water. I tend to bury the seeds too deep so I sifted my dirt on top so I would not do that anymore.

paper heart and colander

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Here is a way to recycle paper and make plantable paper with seeds. Makes nice gifts!

Plantable Seed Paper

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October 19, 2006

I would like to make my own plantable paper and put my own wildflower, or lavender seeds on the paper. How do I keep the seeds from falling off?

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September 23, 2008

Looking through crafts, I found an article about making seed paper by Ellen Brown. I am going to try this, but want to know how to put a greeting on the front of the card?

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September 23, 20080 found this helpful

It would be really easy and look very nice if you printed the greeting on a piece of vellum paper slightly smaller then the card and affixed it with a piece of ribbon. A co-worker did this with her plantable wedding invitations and it turned out beautifully.

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September 24, 20080 found this helpful

It would be really easy and look very nice if you printed the greeting on a piece of vellum paper slightly smaller then the card and affixed it with a piece of ribbon
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Thanks for this idea. I really like it and will try it.
Barb

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September 24, 20080 found this helpful

You are very welcome. You should post pics when you get them finished. =)

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September 25, 20080 found this helpful

The other ideas are better, but I was thinking you could also rubber stamp your card.

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I would love to get a seed paper card. What a great idea.

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September 25, 20080 found this helpful

I was thinking you could also rubber stamp your card. I can't believe I didn't think of this. I just joined a stamping class. I'll try both ideas. Thanks for posting this. I love this site and the people on it.
Barb

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September 26, 20080 found this helpful

I've seen that paper online too ! That's very cute!
here are some free printable quotes to use with your cards : www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF...

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