Monday, 20 February 2012

plantable seed paper tutorial







 get a bowl, and tear up lots of paper in to small bits and fill it up,
 add some water and soak it for 5 minutes, then put it in to a blender, and add a cup of water, put the lid on and press the pulp button, until the paper turns to mush like the photo below
 then put this into a strainer and drain out as much water as possible, but still leaving it wet enough to stick together.
 now its time to add the seeds, mix them in then transfer the pulp on to a tea towel and press it flat, spreading it evenly, you can use a rolling pin to flatten it, i then pressed the mesh from the strainer onto it to flatted it and remove excess water. then i gently removed it and put in on to some foil to dry.

 leave it to one side over night, or as long as it likes to dry, while its wet, you can use cookie cutters to make shapes if you want, i dried it whole then cut circles, next i cut some cute tags on my silhouette.
then i used some glue dots to stick the seed paper to the tags
 next i used stamps to write the words grow me, and used a hole punch and threaded some jute twine into it to make the tag.

16 comments

  1. Thank you so very much for participating in the blog hop! Wishing you the very best in your bloggy endeavors! New follower. Cheers!

    Kelly
    www.livelaughrowe.com

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  2. OMG I LOVE this! This would be a great gift for someone!!! Thanks sosososo much for sharing!

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  3. This is such a great idea. I would love for you to stop by and link up at my Linky Party via: ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

    Mrs. Delightful
    ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  4. Oh, my goodness! This is such a very very cool idea. I love it. Thanks so much for showing us!

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  5. Very fun...thanks for the tutorial too! Laurel

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  6. I don't know where you come up with you ideas, but they sure are good. Being the gardener that I am I loved this idea. What lovely gifts they would make. So creative of you. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best.

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  7. Fun! Looks like a great project to do with my kiddos! Thanks for sharing at Trendy Treehouse!

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  8. Fabulous and fun idea, can't wait to try it! Thanks for the tutorial and for sharing!

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  9. Wow! I LOVE this! These would make great party favors for one of my teas . . . thanks for the tutorial!

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  10. These are perfect for all of my gardening friends! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  11. Hi, love your tutorial, pinned it!. Looks so easy and cheap to make, buying these can get pretty pricey. BTW, this is such a great idea you should add a "pin" button :)

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  12. I'm visiting from the Shabby Creek Cottage. I love your tags! I think this is such a clever idea, but I'm wondering about the growing instructions. What kind of seeds did you use? Do they plant this in a pot, or in the ground? Thanks for the info!

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  14. Pinning this! I just love this idea so much!

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