I did a bit of research on making seed papers and found a couple different approaches. The process began just as if making any sheet of paper. Create the pulp and add it into a vat for dipping. Choose a mold to form your paper. NOTE: Either use the dip method or the pour method. Add a template before proceeding if desired for a shape. Use cookie cutters for creating unique shapes.
|Inside of Packet|
|Outside of Packet|
To finish off the packages, I used an image from the original seed packet that was scanned and printed from the computer to create bands, plus the band describing the seeds. A small label was placed on the back with directions. Just a small ribbon and a punched paper butterfly finishes the look.
Make these as shower favors for a wedding or baby. Think of using "baby's breath" for a baby shower. Use them for wedding favors with flower seeds that the bride likes. Make them for sending to friends and use "forget-me-nots" seeds.
Along with making the papers, I found some molds in my crafting room that are used for other various mediums. It was time to experiment a little more. From a mold that was made for making plaster casts, I made the coordinating butterfly shape from paper pulp, to create the plant poke. A bit of paint and a coating of varnish is all that's needed before placing on a "Sticky Stick" to finish the plant poke.
For my first attempt at making seed paper I was pleased at the results. This process would be fun to do with kids. Make several sheets and allow them to cut it in various shapes, by hand or using a simple die-cutting machine. Then plant some paper that grows!
Earlier this month there was another post on this process. Refer to this previous post about making wedding favors from seeded papers for another example:
For savings this month at the Arnold Grummer website here is a link and use the code - EARTH20 for savings. There you can find a fun kit for kids (or any one wanting to have some fun) on how to make paper that grows.