Indie Craft: Seed Bombs

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DIY seed bombs

Seed bombs make the perfect gift or party favor. Package them in a Mason jar or make a bundle with a scrap of fabric.

Seed bombs make the perfect gift or party favor. Package them in a Mason jar or make a bundle with a scrap of fabric.

Seed bombing is a fun way to broadcast seeds into areas of your yard that need some extra color. The paper encasing keeps the seeds moist, creating a perfect environment for germination. These little gems will change the way you garden!

Materials

  • Junk mail straight from the shredder. Limit your choices to the non glossy variety
  • Water
  • Immersion blender
  • Wildflower seeds specific to your region

Follow these easy steps to make your own seed bombs:

Seed Bomb Step by Step

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Make Your Own Seed Bombs

Seed bombing is a fun way to broadcast seeds into areas of your yard that need some extra color. The paper encasing keeps the seeds moist, creating a perfect environment for germination. These little gems will change the way you garden! What you will need: junk mail straight from the shredder (limit your choices to the non-glossy variety); water; immersion blender; wildflower seeds specific to your region.

Junk Mail

Start by shredding your junk mail or tearing it into small pieces.

Soak Your Mail!

Soak the paper in a bowl of warm water to soften.

Blend

Blend with an immersion blender until the shreds become a paper pulp.

Strain

Strain the pulp in a sieve to remove excess water.

Roll Into Balls

Sprinkle your seeds into the pulp and mix well. Roll into balls and allow to dry.

And Wait!

Before long, your bombs will yield beautiful wildflowers.

Photo By: Image courtesy of High Country Gardens

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