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Handmade Flower Seed Tags

You may remember back in June I blogged about my Charity Cake Sale for Scoliosis UK, one of the items other than cake I made to sell on the day were some Sweet William plantable seed tags. These fabulous little gifts of seeds were so easy even my 6 year old niece, with a little adult assistance can make them.
Make your own seed tags
I had plenty of Sweet William seeds I had saved from last year, I also had a stash of paper that had been used as stuffing from a new hand bag. With this little project I get to combine crafting with my love for gardening. 

You can use almost any seeds you save from flowers in your garden to create these gifts.

How to make flower seed tags 

You will need:-
  • flower seeds
  • paper 
  • water
  • pastry shape cutters
  • tray
  • bowl
  • blender
Step 1 - rip up the paper into pieces, and add to a bowl of water allowing them to get nice and soggy
Step 2 - scoop out the soggy paper into a blender, drain away any excess water then blitz into a fine pulp
Step 3 - now you need to squeeze the water from the pulp, use either a sieve or tea towel whatever you have to hand.
Step 4 - mix in the seeds
Step 5 - place a piece of baking paper on a tray, take your shaped pastry cutter place it flat onto the paper.  Taking a small hand full of the seed mixed paper pulp push the pulp down with your fingers or knuckles, you do not want it to be too thick.
Step 6 - Leave the seeds shapes somewhere warm to dry, such as a airing cupboard or sunny greenhouse. You do not want the seeds to remain wet too long, 24 hours should do it.

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A great little gift

I have wrapped mine in a small cellophane envelope with a few growing instructions to give as a gift, they are the perfect size to pop inside a birthday or Christmas card for a gardening friend. But it is not ideal to package seeds in cellophane, they need to breath.

The inspiration to make these came from a blog post to make some Forget Me Not seed tags at Just the way we want to

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  1. I love this idea! It's absolutely charming.

  2. A lovely and really clever idea! great for kids too to get them growing things

  3. Oh my goodness I LOVE this. I've been looking for some ideas for handmade xmas gifts and this is great. Thanks so much for linking up to #MakingHome

  4. That is so creative, what a good idea!



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