DIY Tutorial: Homemade Plantable Seed Paper with VIDEO

by Migdalia Rivera

Homemade plantable seed paper is a simple DIY project that can be done at home in a very short time. It can be used in a variety of ways. Given that I enjoy hosting parties and gathering, I use homemade plantable seed paper as memorable party favors and gift tags!

What I love most about homemade plantable seed paper is that you recycle paper items that normally go to waste, like toilet paper rolls, while also providing a beautiful keepsake that will grow and provide beauty and nourishment for years to come!

The below DIY Tutorial: Homemade Plantable Seed Paper video and instructions will help you create your plantable seed paper. I’ve also included a few tips at the end of the post that you won’t want to miss!

What do you think? Is this something you would create at home?  Let us know in a comment!

Also, feel free to check out my other DIY projects.

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About the Author

Migdalia Rivera, also known as Ms. Latina in social media, is a single Latina mother of a teen, tween and 2 Australian Shepherds. When not blogging, or chasing after her energetic bunch, she connects influential bloggers with brands and PR agencies via her blogger network, Stiletto Media.

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1 Lisa July 1, 2014 at 3:18 pm

I’m not a crafty person at all but you make these cool crafts seem so easy! The seed paper craft is clever and amazing. Never knew it was that simple! Go Mig! :)
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2 Alissa Apel July 1, 2014 at 5:16 pm

I actually did something like this before, only by accident. I was making homemade paper. My dad said, “Here put some of this mulch in it. It may look cool.” Well it was cotton mulch. I had cotton growing out of my homemade paper.

I’d try sometime like this. I have made little planters out of 1/2 ice cream cones, paper egg cartons, and 1/2 lemon peels. It’s fun.
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3 Robin (Masshole Mommy) July 7, 2014 at 12:44 pm

What a fun project! it came out so good.
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4 Chrystal @ YUM eating July 7, 2014 at 1:28 pm

I have received seed paper as a little note in Christmas cards and have received cards that were seed paper. I think its a great idea and now that I know how to do it, might be something worth looking in to doing.
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5 TerriAnn @ Cookies & Clogs July 7, 2014 at 1:43 pm

I never would have thought to do this but we do have a ton of cardboard paper rolls and parchment paper. I think it makes an adorable gift too.
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6 Kay Adeola July 7, 2014 at 2:27 pm

This is a great craft idea,I will give this a go,Thank you for the idea.
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7 Liz Mays July 7, 2014 at 2:28 pm

Your video demonstrated it perfectly! I never would have known or thought to do that before. Awesome!
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8 Felicia July 7, 2014 at 2:30 pm

What a fantastic idea! I am going to have to give this a try.
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9 Jessica July 7, 2014 at 3:58 pm

This is so cute! These would make great gifts. Love the tag idea. I am going to keep this in mind for the holidays.
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10 Debbie Denny July 7, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Wow that is really neat. Fantastic idea.
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11 krystalskitsch July 7, 2014 at 4:12 pm

I just received a card that was plantable with seeds! I had never seen that before!
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12 Lori July 7, 2014 at 4:14 pm

That is a neat idea! I will have to try it with my daughters.
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13 Jenni E. {Sweet Pennies from Heaven} July 7, 2014 at 4:53 pm

I had NO idea you could even do this! How cool is that?!
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14 Carly July 7, 2014 at 5:46 pm

Whoa, this is AWESOME! What a fun craft idea!

15 Dina July 7, 2014 at 5:57 pm

what a cool idea. I’d love to try this when i plant tomatoes next.

16 Beth@FrugalFroggie July 7, 2014 at 7:21 pm

What a great way to upcycle. I would love to try it.
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17 Debbie L. July 7, 2014 at 8:07 pm

This is so neat…I have never seen seed paper before. Pinned your post.

18 MommaDJane July 7, 2014 at 8:14 pm

We thought about giving seed paper cut outs with a cute card at our wedding reception. I love seed paper.
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19 Melinda July 7, 2014 at 8:36 pm

it’s really cute. i pinned this too
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20 Shannon Gosney July 7, 2014 at 8:41 pm

I love this idea of reusing toilet paper and toilet paper rolls! This a great way to upcycle. Thanks for sharing.
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21 Bekki July 7, 2014 at 9:09 pm

I have a million toilet paper rolls ready to be used and this is just darling! The seeded wrapping paper from the store can be so expensive.
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22 Melissa July 7, 2014 at 10:02 pm

Great video! This is so cool!

23 Lisa July 7, 2014 at 10:16 pm

Oh my gosh – thank you! I have been given these as gifts before and loved them. Never knew exactly how to make them though…..now I do!
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24 veronica July 7, 2014 at 11:50 pm

Really cute! I really like this idea! I would perhaps like to try this
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25 Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings July 8, 2014 at 8:59 am

This seems like an awesome craft. You did a great job!

26 Tracey July 8, 2014 at 9:03 am

This is really cool. I would love to try this out sometime.
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27 Jessica (Savory Experiments) July 8, 2014 at 1:30 pm

I’ve seen this concept for favors, but never seen someone make it themselves. This is so awesome, I can’t wait to try!
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28 Rosey July 8, 2014 at 1:40 pm

I love the thorough instructions. I think this kind of thing is awesome! I have purchased one but never made one.

29 Megan @ C'mon Get Crafty July 8, 2014 at 1:58 pm

I always consider myself to have a black thumb, but this looks easy! Thanks for the video walk through!
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30 Carly Bellard July 8, 2014 at 2:19 pm

Ok- so we are so doing this! This would also make for a great teacher appreciation gift!

31 Christie July 8, 2014 at 2:31 pm

Great repurpose for those toilet paper rolls! Great gift idea too!

32 Family Travel Blogger July 8, 2014 at 2:41 pm

This is awesome :) We got a packet of seeds as a guest gift at my sister in laws wedding. A cute idea and this would be perfect for planting them.

33 Theresa July 8, 2014 at 4:06 pm

I never would have thought to make something like this. I really love that you included a video on it. Makes following along a lot easier!
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34 cam | bibs and baubles July 8, 2014 at 5:04 pm

That’s really cool! My crafting skills are severely lacking. You make these seem totally doable!
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35 Danielle @ We Have It All July 8, 2014 at 5:52 pm

OMGosh I love it. Such a great idea and for someone like me, who needs it simple – I can do this!

36 Debra July 8, 2014 at 7:45 pm

What a clever idea! It’s a great way to seed and spread the love!
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37 Jennifer B July 8, 2014 at 8:08 pm

This is a fun project! I would love to have things like this.
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38 Barbie's Beauty Bits July 8, 2014 at 8:44 pm

What a creative way to use toilet paper! My mom has used it for gardening before! Oh the many uses…
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39 Amanda July 8, 2014 at 9:58 pm

So cool! My mom has made paper before and it is always so beautiful!
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40 April @ Everyday Fitness and Nutrition July 8, 2014 at 10:25 pm

This looks really cool! I might have to give it a try soon!
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41 Amanda Her July 9, 2014 at 12:28 am

I love how easy you made this seem in your video. Definitely not something I’d ever thought I’d try, but I really want to give it a go!
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42 Cassie @ Southeast by Midwest July 9, 2014 at 6:58 pm

I love this idea! These are to cute and look easy enough to make.
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