DIY Seed Bombs

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DIY Seed Bombs

DIY Seed Bombs

DIY Seed Bombs – I’m not sure what the weather’s like where you live but in Victoria spring is definitely in the air. The trees are full with cherry blossoms, the fields are covered in daffodils and tiny tender green leaves are poking out of the bushes. It’s hard not to be in a good mood when you can look outside and see the plant world waking up from a long winter’s sleep. To help ring in this beautiful new season we’ve decided to make seed bombs. Seed bombs are a fun way to add beauty to hard to reach and neglected green space. This is a great project for kids and is super easy to do. Noelle and I made them in about half an hour and then it took about 48 hours for them to completely dry.  We have a steep and difficult to navigate hill in our back yard that we’ll be bombing with our seed bombs this weekend.

Supplies:

  • Seeds – a collection of seeds of your choice – we used mostly wildflowers but added in some extra seeds as well (note: the larger seeds don’t always stay in your seed bomb easily so use smaller seeds if possible – I used some sunflower, nasturtium and sweet pea seeds that were pretty big and I had to work hard to keep them in the seed bomb)
  • Colored paper torn into pieces – 2-3 pages (I used 3 pages of paper; red, orange and pink)
  • Newspaper torn into pieces –  2-3 pages
  • Blender
  • Silicone mold – if you don’t have a mold you can also just form into balls with your hands
  • 2 cups of water
  • Mixing bowls
  • Strainer

Directions:

  1. After you’ve torn up all your paper, put the pieces into the blender.
  2. Add 2 cups of water to blender and blend everything until pulverized.
  3. Place a strainer over a small bowl and pour the entire contents from the blender into the strainer.  Allow to sit for about 5 minutes so the water can drain out of the pulp.
  4. Scoop a handful of paper pulp out of the strainer and add a small spoonful of seeds to your pulp.
  5. Gently mix up the pulp and seeds and squeeze out any excess water over a bowl until the seed bomb is fairly compact.
  6. Press the mixture into a mold, squeezing out any excess water and draining it from the mold. Continue until you’ve used up all the pulp.
  7. Finally, using a paper towel, press down on each seed bomb to soak up any left over moisture in the seed bomb – we want to remove as much water as possible to prevent the seeds from germinating.
  8. Allow seed bombs to dry for 24-48 hours and then gently remove from mold.

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Thanks for reading! ~ Jamey

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20 Comments

20 Comments on DIY Seed Bombs

  1. Dianna
    March 30, 2014 at 10:51 AM (6 years ago)

    I love this idea! I also wanted to tell you that when our granddaughters were visiting us from Maine (we live in WV) last fall I had printed out some of your original faceless kids for them to do. They are to be with us again for Easter and when I asked one of the girls yesterday what kinds of things she thought we should do when they were here the FIRST thing she said was, “How about coloring in some more of those pages without faces!” That brought me here to run off copies of the second set you did, as well as the robot ones! Thank you for always sharing these to your readers at no charge.

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  2. Jeanine
    March 30, 2014 at 5:34 PM (6 years ago)

    These are soo gorgeous!! And until now, I had NO Clue how easy they are to make!! I look forward to crafting our very own probably this week. In Ontario I think we’ve finally finished with snow but we’re no wnere near bloomed flowers as yet! I was wondering, would you consider blending an essential oil scent just for the smell of it with the kids? We wont actually have anything bloom from this. We havent got the right soil here. Thanks for the great idea!!

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  3. wendy
    March 31, 2014 at 8:23 AM (6 years ago)

    these would make lovely little gifts, thanks for sharing

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  4. Karen
    April 1, 2014 at 6:34 AM (6 years ago)

    What do you do with them when you take them out of the mold??? Please

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    • Jamey
      April 3, 2014 at 10:01 AM (6 years ago)

      Once you take them out of the mold you can simply find an empty green space or hard to reach area and throw the seed bombs there. After some time and with a little luck you should eventually see some flowers growing.
      ~ Jamey

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      • Kristin
        May 17, 2015 at 6:55 AM (5 years ago)

        I am planning on making these for wedding favors, will the seed bombs mold if not used within a certain amount of time? I would like to make them ahead but noticed a few other projects I had looked at would not store well. Thank you for this article, love the detail!

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        • Jamey
          January 19, 2016 at 12:08 PM (4 years ago)

          Actually, we ended up leaving our for quite a while and they didn’t mold at all.
          ~ Jamey

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  5. linda bradley
    March 16, 2015 at 1:50 PM (5 years ago)

    Just did this as a craft at out local library. Awesome we are going to do this at home and also with my grandchildren that live out of town. Please keep coming up with these great ideas

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    • Jamey
      January 19, 2016 at 12:07 PM (4 years ago)

      Thanks Linda. I’m so glad they worked for you at the library. I’ll try to keep adding more ideas to the blog as often as I can.
      ~ Jamey

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  6. Jenni
    December 15, 2015 at 11:25 PM (4 years ago)

    Hi, just wondering approx how many seeds you put in each flower bomb and how many this amount makes?

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  7. Francine
    April 6, 2016 at 2:07 PM (4 years ago)

    Do u just throw seed bombs on the bare ground or do u have to plant them?

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  8. Jen
    May 21, 2016 at 4:01 PM (3 years ago)

    How many seed bombs does this recipe make? Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Reba guire
    September 20, 2016 at 9:28 AM (3 years ago)

    Thank you so much! I have been looking everywhere for a tutorial on how to make these! I’m getting married in earth day and I would love to have these thrown instead of the traditional rice or something similar. Do you think they will still work correctly if you make them smaller?

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  10. Rachel W
    March 14, 2017 at 2:17 PM (3 years ago)

    This will not work if you want to produce flowers unless you have the right seed. And the seeds that survive wet germination, arent going to be your common cheapo flower seeds.

    As a gardener, every good gardener knows that once you get the seed wet, it takes it out of its “sleep cycle”, if you will.

    The seeds start to internally germinate.

    Once this happens and the seed is not in the ground, you will have killed the plant. Mixing garden flower seeds in with moist paper will kill the plant.

    These seed bombs are a great craft and easy to make…no doubt there.

    But you will not have a flower garden if you get the seeds wet before they are in the ground.

    Google basic gardening facts.

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  11. Lisa
    March 28, 2017 at 4:41 PM (3 years ago)

    For the colored paper, do you suggest construction paper or card stock…or doesn’t it matter? Thanks.

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  12. Katie
    March 31, 2017 at 1:14 PM (3 years ago)

    How many molds were you able to make using the 3 sheets of paper?

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  13. Dearlives
    April 24, 2018 at 8:55 PM (2 years ago)

    What a lovely diy project you have ! Now have a project for family Sunday activity.

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  14. Lacy
    April 27, 2019 at 1:46 PM (7 months ago)

    How many bombs did those supplies make?

    Reply

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