How to make Seed Paper

How to make Seed Paper


Here is the recipe and directions to making seed paper!


It's perfect for crafting homemade cards, tags, or even wedding invitations that can later be planted in the soil. I made this with my kids when they were younger! 


Here's a simple recipe to get you started:


What you will need:


- Scrap paper (avoid glossy paper)

- Seeds (wildflower or herb seeds work best)

- Water

- A blender

- A strainer

- A shallow pan, cookie sheet or baking dish (larger than the size of paper you want to make)

- A piece of screen or mesh (cut to fit inside the pan) I ask in the free groups for this! 

- A sponge or absorbent towels

- Rolling pin (optional)

- A few sheets of non-stick baking paper or cloth




  1. Prepare the Paper: Tear the scrap paper into small pieces and soak them in water for a few hours, or overnight, to soften.


  1. Blend the Mixture: Drain any excess water from the soaked paper. Transfer the paper to a blender, add fresh water to cover the paper, and blend until the mixture reaches a smooth pulp consistency. Don't add too many papers at once; it's better to do it in batches for a uniform texture.


  1. Add Seeds: Pour the pulp into a large bowl. Gently fold in your chosen seeds by hand. Be careful not to crush the seeds.


  1. Prepare the Pan: Fill your shallow pan with water. Place the screen or mesh inside the pan, ensuring it's submerged.


  1. Form the Paper: Scoop the pulp and seed mixture onto the screen, spreading it out evenly with your hands or a flat utensil. The thickness should be consistent; about ⅛ inch thick is ideal. 
  • If you want to make seed bombs roll them in the palm of your hand and sit out to dry.


  1. Dry the Paper: Once you've spread the pulp, lift the screen out of the water. Let the excess water drain off. Then, place the screen on a towel or absorbent cloth, and use another towel or sponge to press down gently on the pulp to help remove additional water.


  1. Peel and Dry Further: Carefully peel the seed paper off the screen. If it sticks, you can dry it a bit more on the screen first. Place it between non-stick baking paper or a cloth and use a rolling pin for a smoother surface (optional). Transfer it to a dry, flat surface and allow it to dry completely, which can take 24-48 hours depending on humidity and thickness.


  1. Cut and Use: Once dry, you can cut the seed paper into shapes or sizes you desire for your project.




- Choosing Seeds: Pick seeds that are small and hardy; wildflowers, herbs, and some vegetables work well. Ensure they're suitable for the growing conditions where they'll be planted.

-Using Seed Paper: When ready to plant, simply place the seed paper on the surface of the soil in a pot or garden, cover lightly with more soil, water well, and keep moist until germination.

- Gift Idea: Seed paper makes a thoughtful gift or party favor. Include planting instructions for the recipient.


Not only is it a great way to recycle and beautify your space, but it also promotes the growth of beneficial plants and supports pollinators.


Enjoy crafting your seed paper!