Recycled Crafts: How to Make Seed Bursts

April 5, 2013 at 3:04 pm 1 comment

Happy Friday, all! This week we thought we’d share what we like to call seed bursts, an easy way to start wildflowers. Although there are a lot of recipes out there on the internet, we use shredded up pages from damaged books that we can’t sell. Want to give it a try? Read on to find out how!


Shredded paper



Native Wildflower Seeds

Mold to press the bursts into (we used egg cartons)


Step 1:

Shred up paper, either in a shredder or by hand, and let it soak in a bowl of water for a few hours.

Seedbursts 1

Step 2:

Using an immersion blender, blend the paper into a pulp.

Step 3:

Take a small bit of pulp, squeezing out as much water as you can, press it into the mold, making sure it covers the bottom of it.

Step 4:

Evenly spread a small amount of seed mixture onto the pulp and get some more pulp to cover it up. Squeeze out any excess water into a bowl.

Step 5:

Let it dry in the mold for about 30 minutes, then pop the seed burst out to fully dry. In August, toss them onto a nice sunny spot – don’t bury them – and wait to enjoy the blooms!

Seedbursts 2


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