Updated: May 9
Handmade seed paper is a great way to reduce waste and create something beautiful and eco-friendly. Here are the steps to make your own handmade seed paper:
Recycled paper (such as newspaper or printer paper)
Flower seeds (any kind you like)
Cookie cutters or molds
Tear the recycled paper into small pieces and soak them in water for a few hours.
After the paper has soaked, use a blender to blend the paper and water together until it forms a smooth pulp.
Add a handful of flower seeds to the pulp and stir them in.
Use a cookie cutter or mold to shape the pulp into the desired shape. You can make hearts, stars, circles, or any other shape you like.
Place the shaped pulp onto a towel and press gently with a rolling pin to remove any excess water.
Allow the seed paper to dry completely. This can take a few days, depending on the thickness of the paper and the humidity in your area.
Once the seed paper is dry, you can write a message or decorate it as desired. Then, you can give it as a gift or plant it in soil to watch it grow into beautiful flowers.
Making products with handmade seed paper:
Making products with handmade seed paper can be a fun and eco-friendly way to create unique and sustainable items. Here are some steps you can follow:
• Choose your product:
There are many different products you can make with seed paper, such as greeting cards, bookmarks, gift tags, or even plantable paper confetti. Decide what you want to make and gather any additional materials you may need, such as scissors, stamps, or glue.
• Cut the seed paper to size:
Use scissors to cut the seed paper into the desired shape and size for your product. If you are making greeting cards, for example, you may want to cut the paper into rectangles or squares.
• Decorate the paper:
Use stamps, stickers, or markers to decorate the seed paper as desired. Keep in mind that the paper may have a slightly rough texture due to the seeds, so you may need to use pens or markers that work well on textured paper.
• Assemble your product:
Once you have decorated the seed paper, assemble your product. For example, if you are making a bookmark, you may want to punch a hole in the top and tie a ribbon or tassel through it.
• Add instructions for planting:
Be sure to include instructions for planting the seed paper, such as how deep to plant it and how often to water it. This will ensure that the recipient can enjoy their eco-friendly product long after they receive it.
By following these steps, you can create a variety of unique and sustainable products with handmade seed paper.