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"Plantable Hearts"- Feb 14, 2021

Updated: Dec 6, 2021

We all know it's Valentine's day and how hectic it can be with all the gift planning. Well, what if I told you that you can make your Valentine's day sweet and eco-friendly with plantable gifts.


Plantable seed paper is completely safe for the environment, and it's an amazing start for those who are dedicated to helping our planet thrive!


How does it work?

Plantable paper is literally just recycled papers, but with seeds embedded in it. For example, it could be notebook paper, egg cartons, old tickets, tissues, old school worksheets, etc. And the best thing about it is that you can easily make it at home with the correct tools. When the seed papers are done you can gift them as paper hearts, valentine's day cards, birthday cards, paper decorations, and you could even wrap presents with them to reduce the paper waste. Once it's placed on soil and watered it will start to germinate and sprout seedlings, moreover, as time passes the paper will start to decompose leaving the plant to peacefully mature!



Ingredients and tools

- Any recyclable paper

- Blender

- Jar/Bucket

- Flower seeds

- Strainer

- Measuring spoons

- Cloth

- Sponge



STEP 1

First, you need to get your pile of papers ready and shred them into small pieces. then, get your blender put the papers in, and fill it with warm water until it's up to the top line of the blender jar.


STEP 2

Now you're going to put the blender on low speed for about ten seconds, then put it at high speed for 30 seconds and you should get a smooth mix of the papers.


STEP 3

After mixing the papers get your seeds and add them to the mixture of papers and stir with a spoon ( DO NOT BLEND!!!). it's a good idea to get a type of flower that is adaptable to whatever climate it's going to be planted in. Next, pour the mixture into a strainer and try to get as much water out as possible. (you can use a spoon to press the mixture dry).


STEP 4

We're almost done! now for the fun part, you have to take out a piece of smooth cloth and place it on a flat surface. grab a spoon and start placing the mixture on the cloth in whatever shape you please. make sure to spread it as thin as possible, next grab a sponge and start flattening your mixture making sure it absorbs any extra water along the way. Once the top of the paper dries turn it over and wait until the back dries. Now it's ready to use!!!





Credits to: "How to Make Plantable Seed Paper" - Skylar Christensen





- Rawn Mohsin


I HOPE YOU HAVE AN ECO-FRIENDLY VALENTINE'S DAY!!





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