Make this: Easy Wildflower Seed Bomb Favors

Fill your world with flowers with favor-ready DIY wildflower seed bombs.

Skill Level

Beginner

Time

1-4 hours

Skill level
Beginner
Time
1-4 hours
Written By

The Etsy Studio Team

Written By

The Etsy Studio Team

Fill your world with flowers – and create a honey bee-friendly habitat while you’re at it – with this fun and easy project. Wildflower seed bombs are easy to create, and when gifted in hand-stamped muslin pouches they make great favors for weddings and parties. Using a few simple ingredients and your own two hands, we’ll show you how to whip up a batch of seed bombs, then you can multiply the recipe to make even more. Once they’re dry, scatter them in your garden or gift to loved ones with green thumbs to add a burst of bee-friendly blooms to their life. Pro tip: Purchasing seeds native to your region will help ensure the health of your environment and make the seeds more apt to sprout and bloom. Ready to get your hands dirty?

You will need

You might already have

Water
Non-metallic mixing bowl
Rubber spatula or wooden spoon
Wax paper
 

Step 1: Measure and mix clay and soil

Measure one cup each bentonite clay and potting soil, place in mixing bowl with the wildflower seeds.
 
Use a rubber spatula or wooden spoon to mix well. Tip: Use wildflower seeds native to your region to ensure compatibility and environmental health.
 

Step 2: Add water

Next add water until your mixture begins to resemble soft clay, mixing well after each addition.
 
We recommend starting with 1/2 cup / 4 oz. and adding more as needed, as soil composition and absorbency may vary. Tip: If your mix is too dry, add more water a little at a time. If you mix is too wet, just add more potting soil.
 

Step 3: Get rolling

Lay out a sheet of wax paper on a flat surface in a dry, well-ventilated area away from direct sunlight. This will give you a place to allow the finished seed bombs to dry. Now it’s time to make your seed bombs. Create seed bombs by rolling a small amount of soil mixture between your palms.
 
Repeat until mixture is gone. This project makes approximately 30 seed bombs.
 

Step 4: Allow to dry

Once you’ve rolled all the seed bombs, allow to dry completely, about 48-72 hours. Be sure to keep seed bombs away from direct sunlight or they might sprout!
 

Step 5: Decorate pouches

Use the time while your seed bombs dry to decorate favor pouches. Using handmade stamps and an ink pad, stamp a design on each pouch.
 
Once they’re dry, tuck four or five seed bombs into each pouch to give away as gifts or favors. Done! To use: Scatter seed bombs in your garden or yard and add water. After a few weeks, you should see beautiful flowers begin to bloom.
 

Shop this project

Start here
Unavailable
Start here
Unavailable
About the Author
The Etsy Studio Team

The Etsy Studio team creates projects to inspire creativity by linking original DIY tutorials and ideas with the tools needed to start making. Learn more about us by clicking the link above.