Recycled Crafts: How to Make Seed Bursts
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!
Native Wildflower Seeds
Mold to press the bursts into (we used egg cartons)
Shred up paper, either in a shredder or by hand, and let it soak in a bowl of water for a few hours.
Using an immersion blender, blend the paper into a pulp.
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.
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.
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!