“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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SUPPLIES:

  • Crayola Air-Dry Clay (terra cotta color)
  • Earthworm Castings fertilizer
  • wildflower seeds – native to your area
  • glass bowl and spoon
  • the FREE download tags below
  • your choice in color of 8.5″ x 11″ cardstock
  • stapler and decorative scissors
  • 3″ x 4″ clear gift baggies and paper crinkle
  • paper trimmer

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This recipe is extremely easy. You will need one part air-dry clay to two parts earthworm castings fertilizer (or the like). So if you do one cup of clay you’ll need 2 cups of fertilizer – if your off a bit it’s absolutely no big deal! Place clay and fertilizer in a glass bowl. **A three cup recipe makes roughly 50 seed bombs or 16 – 3 bomb favors.

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Mix – mix – mix! You’ll feel like it’s never going to actually mix together but all the sudden it will! **Did I mention this is a dirty craft!

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Once you have your clay mixed, pour some of your wildflower seeds into a small bowl. Then taking a small quarter size piece of the clay/dirt mixture, dip it into the seeds!

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Next roll the mixture into a little ball with the palms of your hands and place on a foiled or newspapered tray. **I dip the clay/dirt mixture into the seeds is for two reasons; one – when you mix the seeds into the clay and dirt, the seeds are sharp and can really hurt your hands; two – the dip method ensures the perfect amount of seeds in each bomb.

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Keep dipping and rolling your seed bombs! Then let them dry in a well ventilated area. My bombs took around three days to fully dry. The picture below of the tray of bombs are what they look like fully dry. You do not want to package moist bombs – they could grow mold!

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You’re the Bomb‘ Seed Bomb Favor Tags

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.

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Next, fold each tag completely in half – then finish off the edge with a decorative scissor.

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

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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.

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Staple all your adorable ‘seed bomb’ favors!

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

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These seed bombs make such a fun and interactive favor!

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As with all our DIY tutorials, if you create one of our projects please send us a picture or a trackback – We Love Seeing Your Creativity! If you use Instagram or Twitter please use the hashtag #SomethingTurquoiseDIY. Happy Crafting!

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Photography: Studio 11 Weddings // DIY tutorial and FREE download by: Jen | Something Turquoise // Crayola Air-Dry Clay, Earthworm Castings and Wildflower Seeds: Amazon // Recollections archival gift bags, paper crinkle, decorative scallop scissor and Martha Stewart paper trimmer: Michaels // 8.5″ x 11″ cardstock in Paper Bag: Paper-Source // little seafoam green bowl: Target // glass mixing bowl: Pampered Chef // nail polish: OPI Up Front & Personal


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Diane @ Vintage Zest
May 10, 2013

I love this idea! Perfect packing, of course. :)

Allie
May 29, 2013

this is such a cute idea! I absolutely love it! How much do you think it cost to make these?

Finger Food Catering Melbourne
November 17, 2013

Wow how creative! This is so eco-friendly wedding favors and also unique. This will be fun. You can makie this together with your partner.

Thank you for sharing this! I'll might recommend this to my customers in finger food catering Melbourne :D Have a great day! :D

Tammy Billups
December 7, 2013

OK Love this idea!

Renee
January 16, 2014

These are amazing. Is there an estimated cost for 100? Thanks!!

    Jen | Something Turquoise
    January 17, 2014

    Hi Renee! The cost of all our project completely depends on where you buy your supplies... these however are very inexpensive to make no matter what the cost. We found that Amazon was the best place to purchase everything.

Finger Food Catering Brisbane
January 19, 2014

This is very creative. This is a big help to those who are on their way on planning for their wedding favors. It is very easy and also it is a very big help to our environment. Thank you for sharing. Have a nice day from us here in Finger Food Catering Brisbane.

Catering Sydney
January 24, 2014

I love this idea ! very creative and very budget friendly and also Eco-friendly. I would love to recommend this to my friends in Catering Sydney. It is so easy to make and very unique to be a wedding favor. Thank you for the idea.