How To Make Seed Paper Tags

Welcome to our DIY tutorial on how to make seed paper tags! Seed paper is a fantastic way to repurpose paper scraps while also creating something beautiful and eco-friendly. In this tutorial, we'll guide you through the process of turning old paper into seed-infused sheets that can be planted to grow flowers or herbs. It's a fun and sustainable project that you can enjoy with friends and family. Let's get started!

You will need:
- Paper
- Packet of seeds
- Water
- Jar
- Blender
- Basin
- Mesh guard


- Tea Towels
- Books for weight
- Scissors
- Pencil
- Hole punch
- String or ribbon
- Letter Ink set and Black ink pad
How to create your seed paper tags
Collect Paper Scraps: Begin by collecting paper scraps from around your home. These can be old newspapers, magazines, junk mail, or any other paper products you have lying around. Tear the paper into small pieces and place them in a large bowl.

Soak in Water: Cover the paper scraps with water and let them soak for a few hours, or overnight if possible. This will help soften the paper and make it easier to blend into a pulp.

Blend into Pulp: Once the paper scraps are soft, transfer them to a blender. Blend the paper and water mixture until it forms a smooth pulp. You may need to add more water to achieve the desired consistency.

Add Seeds: Once blended, add seeds of your choice to the mixture. You can use flower seeds, herb seeds, or a combination of both, depending on your preferences. Blend the seeds into the pulp until they are evenly distributed.
Prepare the Dip Screen: To shape the seed paper, you'll need a dip screen. If you don't have a dip screen, a grease splatter guard works just as well and is a more accessible alternative. Place the dip screen or splatter guard in a large bowl of water.

Form the Seed Paper: Pour the pulp and seed mixture onto the dip screen or splatter guard, spreading it out evenly to form a thin layer. Use your hands or a spatula to smooth the pulp into an even thickness.
Remove Excess Water: Sandwich the paper pulp between two wads of fabric to absorb excess water. Press down gently to remove as much water as possible.

Press and Dry: Place heavy books or other flat weights on top of the fabric-wrapped seed paper to press it flat. Leave the paper to dry overnight, or until completely dry and firm to the touch.
Congratulations, you've successfully made seed paper! Now that your seed paper is dry, you can cut it into various shapes and sizes to use for different purposes. We made ours into a label for homemade lemonade.
Seed paper makes fantastic greeting cards, gift tags, bookmarks, or even wedding favours. Simply plant the paper in soil, water regularly, and watch as beautiful flowers or herbs sprout and grow. It's a wonderful way to spread joy and greenery wherever you go. Happy planting!