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Paper Seed Circles (Plantable 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

Supplies:

  • screen
  • torn up paper
  • blender
  • water
  • seeds, flower petals, dried leaves, etc.
  • sponge

Instructions:

  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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