This DIY Plantable Seed Paper Favors with Free Customizable Envelope tutorial comes with all the instructions, printables and files you will need to make the Handmade Seed Cards and the Free Customizable Envelope as shown.
Guests at your Wedding or Shower will love this beautiful handmade gift!
For anyone not familiar with seed paper, it is basically recycled paper that has seeds embedded in them to plant.
I used wildflower seeds in the plantable seed paper I made. One package of Mountain Valley Seeds (see it on Amazon) contains about 80,000 Wildflower Seeds and will make between 20-24 cards.
Handmade seed paper is easy to make. Below are the complete instructions with pictures for each step. After making the seed paper read on to get instructions and downloads for the envelope.
Supplies to Make Seed Paper
- Wildflower seeds
- 20 sheets of white copier paper (or the equivalent)
- 1 craft paper lunch bag (or the equivalent)
- A blender (I used an old one I had)
- Cookie sheets
- Several old cotton dish towels (to soak water out of the pulp)
- Parchment or waxed paper
How to Make Plantable Seed Paper
To start, you’ll need the equivalent of about 20 sheets of white printer paper and a small kraft paper lunch bag. If you have old envelopes or paper your can recycle, even better!
Fill your blender about 3/4 full with water. Rip the white paper into small pieces and add to the blender. Let the paper sit in the blender of water and soak for about 20 minutes before blending.
After you’ve blended the white paper, rip up the craft paper and add it to the blender. Add more water if needed. Note: Do not blend the seeds in the blender!
Your finished paper pulp should be the consistency of oatmeal. Spread the pulp onto parchment or wax paper lined cookie sheets. Pat to spread evenly. Note: The paper pulp will be about 1/2 inch thick at this point because it is still full of water.
Next spread the seeds evenly over the pulp layer and pat them with your hands or lightly with a towel to help them settle into the pulp layer.
Cover the pulp sheets with a cotton towel and pat to get as much water out as possible. I did this about four times and used about 8 old dish towels. Make sure to get the water out of the edges of your paper as well. The more water you get out the faster your paper will dry.
Let your seed paper dry in a warm, dry place. It took about 24 hours for mine to dry completely. To finish, cut your paper into cards that are slightly smaller than the envelope. If your paper is wavy, just bend slightly to straighten.
Supplies and Instructions to Make “Let Love Bloom” Envelopes
- 65 lb. cardstock – 8.5″ x 11″ size ( only white can be used on Cricut Explore – white or a light color can be used with the Cricut Maker)
- A sharp precision knife
- Ruler or straight edge
- A glue stick
- A laptop/tablet and printer
- A download of the Free Let Love Bloom Envelope Files –
Let Love Bloom – Editable PDF Files and Let Love Bloom – SVG Files
- Optional: A cutting machine (I’m using a Cricut Maker) with a scoring wheel (link below for the scoring wheel that works with the Cricut Maker).
If you don’t have a cutting machine: Download Let Love Bloom – Editable PDF file then see the instructions included in the download and link to the free font you’ll need.
If you’re using a cutting machine: Download the Let Love Bloom – SVG Files provided. I used a scoring wheel with my Cricut Maker. If you don’t have a scoring wheel, you can still use the “Print & Cut” feature and then lightly score by hand with a precision knife. For more detailed directions see the instructions provided in the download.
I know there’s a lot of detail in this post, if you have any questions along the way please don’t hesitate to reach out to me in the comment section below.
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