A few weeks ago, I saw a video for these adorable little diy seed bombs. I made sure to save it so that Miss Bean and I could make some of our own. We soon needed some gifts for a family gathering, and I decided that these would be the perfect solution.
Luckily, we already had most of the supplies on hand. We just needed a packet of wildflower seeds. Funny enough, we had sent away for some seeds to help bring back the honey bees, and they just happened to arrive in our mailbox the exact day we needed them!
It was meant to be!
To make these seed bombs, you just need some paper, a muffin tin, a food processor, and some wildflower seeds.
I realize that you can just watch the video, but I broke down the steps here so you could see our results as well 🙂
First take your paper and tear it into tiny pieces. We filled a small bowl about halfway with our paper scraps.
Next, pour water to coat your paper pieces.
Let that sit for about 15 minutes.
Next, put the paper in a colander and use a sponge or a towel to help soak up the excess water.
Then, put your paper into the food processor, and grind them up into shredded pieces.
Aren’t all of the colors fun?!
Press and pack your shredded paper into muffin tins.
I just used basic muffin tins, but if you have some that are fun shapes, those will make your seed bombs look even cuter!
Pour your wildflower seeds over the top of each seed bomb, and then add the rest of your shredded paper as a top layer, and pack the paper down.
Then let them sit and dry for 24-48 hours.
Once they are dry, they are ready to go!
Since they were gifts and we needed to wrap them somehow, we made little baskets out of muffin liners and used pipe cleaners to make little handles.
Just drop them where you would like your flowers to grow and wait for the sprouts to happen!
These were fun and very easy to make. The hardest part was just waiting for them to dry!
My daughter really enjoyed helping to create such a fun gift, and it was easy on our budget.
She was especially happy to hear from her great grandmother that her seed bombs had already started to sprout!