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Make Your Own Seed Bombs

January 31, 2012
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What will it be:

  • a cute little paperthingy containing flower seeds, which can be thrown anywhere you go (given there’s some soil in which the plants can grow). Just deposit, water a bit if needed and then wait  and see what sprouts. Great to beflower urban landscapes.

What do you need:

  • seeds
  • old newspaper
  • water
  • immersion blender
  • sieve
  • scrap cloth
  • IKEA’s heart-shaped ice cube trays or any other soft mold

And now with some pictures:

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Shred some newspaper (I only made a small batch for testing with one and a half sheets)

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Add some water (I used warm water)

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Blend. Looks awful. Like it’s been inside some living thing already.

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Add seeds. Looks even creepier than before *-* I used a bit too much, I think. One teaspoon per 1-2 sheets should suffice, actually.

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Pour the gunkiness into a sieve lined with cloth. Some fabric scraps or an old dishtowel will do.

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Squeeze! Try and get as much water out as possible.

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Looks like an exotic flower of some kind already.

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Take bits of the semidry mass and firmly press everything into the molds (you don’t have to use hearts, ther are so many other shapes! You can also just form balls.

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Continue to make seed bombs.

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Carefully remove the still moist bombs from the tray after you’ve filled all the molds.

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And let them dry in a warm spot. Try to dry them as quickly as possible, or else they may sprout right away. Don’t let them get too much heat, either, or the seeds will loose their life.

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I am currently working on little gift bags for the heart bombs, to give them away to friends and family.

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2 Comments
  1. Michelle permalink

    What a great ‘bloomin’ idea! I might just have to try this. Thanks.

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