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DIY Seed Bombs

These DIY Seed Bombs made with air-dry clay and pressed flower petals are super easy  to make and a fun craft for spring. Plus, they are a perfect gift for Mother’s Day!

Make some DIY Seed Bombs and garden from a chair under some shade! // Salty Canary

My mom retired last week and, like any retired person, she’s been working on her hobbies. Her latest hobby is her garden, so for Mother’s Day I thought I would give her some gardening gifts including these 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 her backyard! That’s my kind of gardening! And exactly what you should do when retired – sit back and relax!Make some DIY Seed Bombs and garden from a chair under some shade! // Salty Canary

And I can package up some of these pretties and send them to my Mother-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 all the hard the work for her. 

Make some DIY Seed Bombs and garden from a chair under some shade! // Salty Canary

DIY Seed Bombs

If you want to make some seed bombs for your mom (or mother-in-law) for Mother’s Day, I’ve got the tutorial below with a printable tutorial at the bottom.

First, you’ll need the following supplies: 

Make some DIY Seed Bombs and garden from a chair under some shade! // Salty Canary

Supplies:

Instructions:

Step 1: Take pieces of your air dry clay and form them into balls. 

Make some DIY Seed Bombs and garden from a chair under some shade! // Salty Canary

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. 

Make some DIY Seed Bombs and garden from a chair under some shade! // Salty Canary

Step 3: Next, mix together your wildflower seeds, potting soil, and a little water and then add a small spoonful of your new soil/seed mix to the middle of each flattened seed ball.

Make some DIY Seed Bombs and garden from a chair under some shade! // Salty Canary

Step 4: Finally, fold all the edges together and roll the soil/seed mix up into the ball. Let the balls dry for 2-3 days, then throw them into the yard or plant them for some simple gardening! 

Make some DIY Seed Bombs and garden from a chair under some shade! // Salty Canary

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. 

Make some DIY Seed Bombs and garden from a chair under some shade! // Salty CanaryMake some DIY Seed Bombs and garden from a chair under some shade! // Salty CanaryMake some DIY Seed Bombs and garden from a chair under some shade! // Salty Canary 

These could also be a great group craft activity for children making seeds bombs for their mothers for Mother’s Day! It might be a little messy with the potting soil, but a little dirt doesn’t hurt. And then simply wrap the seed bombs in little muslin bags stamped with a heart or a flower and it’s a cute little gift!

Make some DIY Seed Bombs and garden from a chair under some shade! // Salty Canary

Make some DIY Seed Bombs and garden from a chair under some shade! // Salty Canary

DIY Seed Bombs

Materials

  • Air Dry Clay
  • Wildflower Seeds
  • Potting Soil
  • Water
  • Flower petals

Instructions

    1. Take pieces of your air dry clay and form them into balls. 
    2. Then flatten each ball of clay so you can press flower petals into the what will become the outside of each ball. When done, flip them over. 
    3. Next, mix together your wildflower seedspotting soil, and a little water and then add a small spoonful of your new soil/seed mix to the middle of each flattened seed ball.
    4. Finally, fold all the edges together and roll the soil/seed mix up into the ball.
    5. Let the balls dry for 2-3 days.
    6. Throw them into the yard or actually plant them underground for some simple gardening! 

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