Seed Paper - Making a Valentine’s Day Gift
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Syb76061887 on Jan 30, 2023
I have done this and just rolled out between two pieces of screen on flat service . If you don't have old screen you can squeeze as much liquid out with your hands and spread out as thinly as you want ( depending on what you are doing with finished project ) . I have made seed cards as gifts ( any shape you want ) they become a double gift because yes they can be planted . I love to do marigolds like this and plant as a border in my garden to help keep pest away . I've also scented with oil like cinnamon or clove . Later you can take the dried flower petals sprinkle on your wet paper and you can make beautiful stationary . The only thing to be careful of is to make as thin as possible because you don't want it to mold . If using screen you can always help it along with a blow dryer .
Smt51668926 on Jan 30, 2023
Glitter is not bio-degradable, I wouldn’t recommend using it, especially since you were specific about removing the cellophane.
Why not use recycled paper for this project? If you shred your waste paper (make sure no glossy or plastic pieces included) and soak it overnight, you can blend it easily in an old blender. Using that will reduce some waste and you can go from there with your instructions. I've done this with children at a Vacation Bible School. We used large cookie cutters to 'mold' our paper in, when you have blended the pulp, just pour it into a cookie cutter, and then made cards for the children to give away. They loved it, it reduced waste and was good for the environment. Blessings!
Could you plant these in the spring? Plant and add water?
You said to pour the blended paper over the screen which sits over a pan to catch the water, then to roll it with a rolling pen to extract some of the water. My question is, if you pressed on it at all, the screen would collapse. Am I missing something?
I absolutely LOVE this idea!