|Plantable 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 a six year old, with a little adult assistance can make them.
I had plenty of Sweet William seeds I had saved from last year, I also had a some paper that had been used as stuffing from a new hand bag.
How to make flower seed tags
You will need:-
- flower seeds
- pastry shape cutters
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.
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.