Nothing like a bit of spontaneous love in the garden! We love the idea of "seed bombs," or mini rounds of potting soil mixed with clay and wildflower seeds. Throw 'em, pot 'em, plant 'em, and most importantly, give them away! We think these would make an awesome surprise gift on your neighbor's doorstep. They're mini bombs of happiness!
What you'll need for the Seed Bombs:
- Air-Dry Clay
- Seed Starting Potting Soil
- Wildflower Seeds (or seeds of your choice!)
What you'll need for the Ombre Canvas Bags:
- covered work area
- 10-12 mini canvas or muslin bags
- Ink or Color Spray (We used Heidi Swapp Color Spray in Seafom & Gold)
- Stencil Letters (Optional)
- Floral Paper
- Kraft Oak Tags
- Mini Clothespins (We painted ours gold!)
Start by mixing 1 part clay with 4 parts potting soil; add your seeds and a bit of water to help mix everything together. After everything is fully incorporated, roll out 1-inch balls of your potting soil dough and let them sit out in the sun for at least one day to dry out.
To make your ombre bags, lay out your muslin bags on a flat, covered work area. Start by spraying the color spray at a 8-12 inch distance and work your way towards the bag while also angling the spray down towards the bottom of the bag to create an ombre effect.
To make the "BOMB" bag, place your letters over the bag and repeat the step above! Let your bags dry for 4-5 hours before using!
To make the tags, cut out a rectangle of the floral or decorative paper you chose. Choose one end and cut a triangle out of that side to make the banner-like shape. We used a white gel pen on a kraft paper oak tag to write "Throw Me or Plant Me!" These tags would also look adorable with stamped text, or you can print graphics on them! If you're giving these away, be sure to write or print directions on the back!
We painted mini clothespins gold and attached the cards & decorative paper banner to the tightened muslin bags. Ta-da! All done. Super simple, right?
These super cute seed bombs make awesome wedding or party favors your guests will love! End of Summer gifts? Even better. We want to see any Seed Bombs you make! Tag any Twitter or Instagram photos with #RGSeedBombs to share with us. Time to get crafty!