Papercrafting Fun with Seed Paper!
Make a card that turns into a flower!
Not only can you create cards, decorations, and other projects with seed paper, you are also helping the environment! Seed paper made by Bloomin’ is un-dyed, 100% post-consumer/ post-industrial recycled paper. It is broken down into paper pulp that started as FSC (what is FSC paper? -- need an explanation or at least for you to say here what FSC stands for) paper. Traditional paper making techniques and handmade molds and deckles are used to handcraft each sheet. The paper is packed with flower, vegetable, herb, grass, tree and many other varieties of seeds.
The paper can be folded in to cards, stamped on, cut into shapes, made in to tags and bookmarks just to name a few uses. The paper can also be purchased cut into shapes such as butterflies and flowers. The colors are vivid, ranging from light yellow to deep violet.
Once the card, bookmark or tag is enjoyed, the seed paper can be planted to grow beautiful flowers! First, soak the seed paper in water overnight. Fill a planter pot ¾ of the way with potting soil and place the wet seed paper in the planter. Add a light layer of soil on top to hold in moisture. Water well, especially during the first 4 to 6 weeks. Once the sprouts are well established they can be transplanted to a permanent outdoor location.
To make this product even better, not only is it recycled, but when planted, the paper is biodegradable. The vivid colors of the paper come from vegetable pigments. The packaging, when used, is corn based. The manufacturer’s production facility is solar powered - made under the same sun the flowers grow under.
With seed paper, not only can you craft a greeting card to make someone’s day, you can help the environment at the same time!