Create DIY Seed Paper From Old Papercrafting Scraps!
The sun is shining and there’s no better time to add some colour to your landscape – whether that’s a garden, porch or a pot on the windowsill. Give someone you love the gift of growing flowers with these easy to make DIY seed paper notes – made from recycled paper!
You Will Need:
- Scrap paper (I used leftover wrapping paper)
- A large bowl
- A large storage bin
- An embroidery hoop
- Wildflower seeds
- A towel
- A rolling pin
- Vegetable based inks or food colouring
How To Make Recycled DIY Seed Paper
First, rip stamp-sized bits of paper and place in a bowl. I used around 4 – 6 A4 sized pieces of paper, to make 4 cards. Feel free to mix up your paper colours; light colours are best.
Pour in around 1.5L of water, and use a hand blender to mix this until it’s nice and pulpy.
Pour another 2L of water into a large storage bucket, and pour in the pulp mixture. Place your tule in your embroidery hoop, give the pulp a good mix, and then use a ‘scooping’ action to pick up the pulp on the tule.
Place the hoop on a towel.
Take off the embroidery hoop so you’re left with the tulle, and sprinkle on plenty of seeds.
Place on another piece of tulle, and then firmly roll out the paper, removing as much water as you can.
Leave to dry for 24 hours, and then cut the card to size. Decorate with stamps and vegetable based ink (you can also use food colouring) and give to someone you love!
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