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NOTE to my Mom and my Mom-in-Law: Don’t read this and spoil your Mother’s Day. Nothing to see here, move along.
My mom retired last week (woohoo!) and like any retired person she’s been working on her hobbies. Her latest hobby is working on her garden, so for Mother’s Day, I thought I would give her some gifts for her garden including some homemade DIY Seed Bombs! These seed bombs will be great! My mom can garden from her patio chair with a refreshing beverage in hand and just chuck the seed bombs into the backyard! Now, that’s my kind of gardening! And exactly what you should do when retired – sit back and relax!And I can package up some of these pretties and send them to my Mom-in-Law, too. I’m pretty sure she shares my same idea of gardening and would love to just toss some seed bombs out into her yard and then go antiquing while nature does the work for her. If you want to make some seed bombs for your mom (or mom-in-law) for Mother’s Day, I’ve got the tutorial below. You’ll need the following supplies: Supplies:
- Air Dry Clay
- Wildflower Seeds
- Flower petals
Step 1: Take pieces of your air dry clay and form them into balls. Step 2: Then you’ll flatten each ball of clay so you can press flower petals into the what will become the outside of each ball. Then flip them over. Step 3: Next, mix together your seeds, compost, and a little water and add a small spoonful of seed mix to the middle of each flattened seed ball.Step 4: Finally, fold all the edges together and roll the seeds up into the ball. Let the balls dry for 2-3 days, then throw into the yard for some simple gardening! After making the seed bombs, I quickly whipped together a little package of gardening gifts with some gardening gloves, a foam knee pad, and a hat. I then gift wrapped everything using American Greetings wrapping paper and topped them with American Greetings greeting cards.
Have you ever stood in the card aisle for a long time searching for the best greeting card? I’ve done that in the past searching for the perfect card for my mom. We like to get each other the funny cards, not the sweet and sappy cards. Sweet and sappy is great for some people, but my mom and I just prefer the funny ones and we’re always looking for the perfect funny card. Luckily, with American Greetings, I don’t have to stand in the card aisle searching and searching for the perfect card. Here’s this years:Ha! Funny!
I also grabbed a card for my mom from the cat since she recently adopted a new cat and this is her first Mother’s Day as a Cat Mom. I also picked up a card for my Mom-in-Law. And with all that time I saved searching for the perfect Mother’s Day card, I can spend it with my mom, sitting on her back porch, cold beverage in hand, and chucking seed bombs into her back yard while we talk about home renovations and what she plans to do with her days now that she’s retired (there’s talk of a she shed, travel adventures up the coast of California, a possible trip to Scotland, the skies the limit!) And soon my M-i-L will move out to California and all three of us can sit out back and “garden” from our patio chairs.