Homemade Seed Bomb Gifts For Loved Ones - How To Guide
A quick and easy step by step guide to making your own colourful seed bombs to throw into your garden and grow wildflowers.
How to make a bomb. (A seed bomb of course)
Hopefully you haven't arrived on this page by googling 'how to make a homemade bomb!' but if you have ... Welcome! Can I convince you into making DIY paper seed bombs instead?!?
These are quick and easy steps to make your own colorful seed bombs to throw and grow wild flowers. A lovely activity to do with children. Can be done for Summer/Winter solstice. Can be a great wedding favour. Or for gift to family and friends at Christmas, birthdays or in our case Valentine's Day. Or make 'throw and grow flower seeds' you new fitness hashtag ;-)
'Where the wild things grow. Or simply, how to bomb seeds!'
What you need for your wildflower seed bombs
- Tissue Paper (1 sheet/bomb)
- Packets of Wildflower Seeds
- A silicone ice cube tray
- Blender or food processor
- A Bowl
- A sieve
- Paper towels
1. Tear up your tissue paper.
2. Pour water over your tissue paper so that it is completely soaked
3. Pour into a sieve to to drain water. Push to the sides of sieve to get excess water out.
4. Use your blender to mash the tissue paper into a pulp, then pour onto the tissue paper dabbing to get any more more excess moisture off. If you press the excess water out of your paper ball the seeds will not germinate while the paper dries.
5. Split your wet tissue paper into two halves
6. Use one half to line your moulds 1/2 full, and sprinkle your seeds on top.
7. Use other half of your tissue mixture on top of the moulds to sandwich your seeds. Press down gently
8. Leave your seed bombs to dry (usually take 24 hours)
9. Pop in a little gift bag and gift, or keep them for yourself.
Can you just throw wildflower seeds? Obviously yes, but is throwing seeds really that much fun? This is such a quick garden craft for kids (and cheap too) I can't recommend it enough.