Have you ever tried your hand at homemade paper? It’s a little messy, but simpler than you’d think. While scoping out ideas for Earth Day, I came across this version of plantable paper that features pressed flowers. Aren’t they pretty?
A couple of years ago, the kids and I made Family Fun‘s plantable greeting cards for Mother’s Day. I was thrilled that our cards turned out just like theirs! And I like that you can customize the cards for any occasion—birthday, Mother’s Day, Earth Day, you name it.
We made an extra card to try out in our garden, and it really worked. We used a wildflower mix, but you could use any seed that’s flat enough to adhere to the paper. I think it’d be fun to put different herbs like basil and oregano and rosemary on a few different cards to get someone (or yourself) started with an herb garden.
If you give plantable-paper making a try, keep in mind that the paper needs time to dry.