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Bloomin’ Handmade Greeting Cards You Can Plant

Bloomin’ Handmade Greeting Cards You Can Plant
You’ve might have seen seed paper recently. It is homemade paper with flower seeds in it. When it is planted in the ground and given lots of TLC it will bloom into beautiful flowers you can enjoy. Here is a tutorial for a project using seed paper. First, you need to make the paper. Use paper you have around your house. When your paper is nice and evenly blended you can add your seeds. Now it is ready to be shaped. Place a towel on the counter and if you have a piece of felt, place the felt on top of the towel. Take another towel and press it down on the paper pulp to help dry the excess water. When your paper is dry, cut it out into a flower shape. Make sure you add a message somewhere on your card to let the recipient know they can plant it! Little Birdie Secrets are regular contributors to Make and Takes and was born from the crafting obsession of three friends living in the Pacific Northwest. Tagged as: card, fun with paper Written by Little Birdie Secrets

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