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seed balls as weeding favors

Next, take a spoonful of the mixture into your hands and roll it into a ball. I made egg-shaped balls by pressing one side slightly more than the other end.

Measure equals parts potting soil and clay powder and put into the large glass bowl. Add in your cup of flower seeds into the soil/clay mixture and slowly pour in the water. Add small amounts of water at a time– you don’t want to make it runny. Don’t worry if you add too much water; you can just add more clay and soil. The clay powder acts as a binder to keep the soil together and will dry to help keep the soil and seeds from falling apart.

If your seed bomb is larger, make sure to make the fabric large enough to cover and leave a little space to tie off the twine. You can tie the twine or ribbon any way you’d like, in ours, we have tied it several ways. I kind of like the loop best because you can pull one end of the twine, and it will slide off easily.

New beginnings and fresh flowers are the perfect way to share this season with guests! Fun and funky seed bombs can be made in all shapes and sizes– I happened to shape mine like eggs for the season! Your guests can just toss their favors onto areas of their yard– wherever they’d like some new blossoms to magically appear– or in an urban development that could use a spot of beauty! The seed bombs hold a special surprise inside. When it rains, the clay and soil soften and provide the perfect environment for the seeds to grow into beautiful spring blooms!

Stir and mix completely together. It’s important that the clay powder is mixed in evenly. It will be messy, so keep paper towels on hand, and feel free to get your hands dirty! The texture should be similar to a thick paste (like chocolate chip cookie dough) or bread dough.

They read; front: ” You’re the Bomb – wildflower seed bombs – thank you for sharing this day with us!” back – Love, the Bride & Groom. So cute.

“Seed Bombs” are all the rage right now… and if you are looking for a truly hands on wedding favor – you might have found your match! Seed bombing or ‘aerial reforestation’ actually started as a technique of introducing vegetation to land by throwing or dropping compressed bundles of soil containing live seeds. Basically hippies would make these little seed bombs and throw them onto random areas of land with no vegetation to kindly spruce up an area. Little did they know that their mother-earth loving ways would start an ecological trend! So go get your ‘guerrilla gardening‘ on and make these fun seed bomb wedding favors! Warning: this is a dirty craft!

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Stuff a little paper crinkle into the bottom of your clear gift bags – then add three seed bombs!

‘You’re the Bomb‘ Seed Bomb Favor Tags

Next, take your tags and place them around the top of the stuffed gift bags and staple the tag twice. The top of the gift bag should be inside the folded tag – the staples will seal the bags closed.

Download and print our FREE ‘seed bomb’ tags – then using a paper trimmer or scissors cut along the lines. There are six tags per page.