Seed bombs

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I found this super cute gift idea on mademoiselle chaos. Such a simple and wonderful fun gift to make.
seeds_gift_gardenWhat you’ll need to make your seed bombs

Newspaper
Seed packets
Water
A blender
A tea towel/ sieve/ container
Silicone molds
Cloth bags to present gifts in

What to do

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Shred the newspaper into smallish pieces and add enough water to thoroughly wet the newspaper. It doesn’t matter how much water you add the more the better really as it makes it easier to put in the molds and also easier to blend. I blended mine in several small batches to make it easier on my machine.

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Once the newspaper is blended put it in the tea towel and removed some of the moisture but you still wanted the newspaper very wet. Add your seeds and mix through the newspaper. Just a warning any container (plus your hands) will be stained slightly black so wear gloves if you’re concerned about this.

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John helped me push the newspaper into the molds. I first put a few seeds in the bottom of the molds as there is no way of knowing how many seeds are going to be in each bomb.

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You’ll want to make sure your molds are completely filled with newspaper as there will be some shrinking when the paper dries. I think I overfilled mine to keep the mold’s shapes. Now place the molds in a hot water cupboard or in a very sunny spot. I dehydrated my second batch of seed bombs as the first batch I made didn’t dry fast enough and so all my seeds sprouted! So be warned to dry them as quickly as you can!

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Add your seeds bombs to any patch of dirt you like ie; in pots, in the garden, you could even use these bombs for some guerrilla gardening. Just put them in some soil and water.

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I made seed bombs in four different molds so I put several different shapes in organza bags to give as Christmas gifts. I loved making these seed bombs and it was wonderful that John could help with some gift making. I used mixed flower seed packets plus calendula seed packets but you could basically use any seeds you like; vegetables/ herbs/ flowers. Have fun.

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