Monday, April 3, 2017

DIY "Let Love Bloom" Seed Bomb Wedding Favors

I'm a big fan of word play and puns. I really believe that any time you can work it into your wedding, you should. Now, I'm not saying you need to overdo it, but once a wedding is great. If you haven't used any puns yet, I have a great one for you: Let Love Bloom ... attached to DIY seed bomb wedding favors.

How great of a wedding favor is that? Your guests' flowers will grow simultaneously with your love. I love it!

And you'll love how easy these are to make. You really just put in a few minutes of work, wait 24 hours, and you're ready to package them.

You can make them ahead of time instead of something like edible wedding favors, which you need to make during wedding week.  

Looking for the perfect spring wedding favor? Make these DIY Let Love Bloom Seed Bomb Wedding Favors from www.abrideonabudget.com. Plus, you can get a free printable for the tags too.

DIY "Let Love Bloom" Seed Bomb Wedding Favors


Looking for the perfect spring wedding favor? Make these DIY Let Love Bloom Seed Bomb Wedding Favors from www.abrideonabudget.com. Plus, you can get a free printable for the tags too.

DIY Let Love Bloom Seed Bomb Wedding Favors Supplies:


How To Make DIY Let Love Bloom Seed Bomb Wedding Favors:


Tear the newspaper into strips. You can use scissors to do this too, but tearing might be a therapeutic way to get rid of some wedding planning stress.

Soak the newspaper strips in a bowl of water for about 15 minutes.

Pulverize it in a food processor until it becomes mush.

Put the mush in a strainer and squeeze out as much water as possible.

Fill a mold halfway with the mush. You really want to pack it down well. The mold that made these is the Good Cook Sweet Creations Spring Mold.

It's silicone and usually used for chocolate bark. Actually, I used it to make coffee creamer molds before I gave it to my friend Danielle, who used it to make these seed bombs.

What's cute about that specific mold is it has a pattern that really indents itself into your seed bombs. If you'd rather, you can fill something like a heart-shaped silicone mold or, dare I say, a flower-shaped silicone mold?

Generously sprinkle wildflower seeds on top of the mush.

Finish filling the mold with the mush. Again, pack it in there. Set it out, in the molds, for 24 hours to dry.

Looking for the perfect spring wedding favor? Make these DIY Let Love Bloom Seed Bomb Wedding Favors from www.abrideonabudget.com. Plus, you can get a free printable for the tags too.

After they've dried, pop your seed bombs out of the mold.

Place the seed bombs into an organza bag.

The number of seed bombs you place inside will be based on the actual size of your bombs. Place a "Let Love Bloom" tag in the bag, pull the ribbon to close it, and you're done.

Looking for the perfect spring wedding favor? Make these DIY Let Love Bloom Seed Bomb Wedding Favors from www.abrideonabudget.com. Plus, you can get a free printable for the tags too.

Now, speaking of those tags: I made them so you don't have to. I'm all about making your life easier. All you have to do is right click the image below to save it to your desktop and then print it when you're ready.

It's formatted to fit an 8.5x11 sheet of paper, which is standard printer paper.

Looking for the perfect spring wedding favor? Make these DIY Let Love Bloom Seed Bomb Wedding Favors from www.abrideonabudget.com. Plus, you can get a free printable for the tags too.

Now, if you've been around here for a while, you know that I pretty much cut everything with a paper trimmer. I bought it to do our wedding invitations and it has been the greatest investment I've ever made.

This is one of the very few projects I've made where I used the scissors, though. It's a little hard to maneuver around the triangles with a paper trimmer, so go with scissors.

What kind of seeds can you use for DIY seed bomb wedding favors?


Any type of seeds will work in your DIY seed bomb wedding favors. We prefer using wildflower seeds because those grow pretty easily. Your guests can just toss this seed bomb wedding favor in a planter, water it, and it'll grow.

If you really like gardening, you can use something like string bean seeds, but that's a lot of post-wedding effort for your guests to get those to grow. Honestly, I would prefer that over flowers as a wedding favor, but that's because I already have a huge garden and seed propagating. For the sake of your guests, I suggest flower seeds.

How long will DIY seed bomb wedding favors keep?


Honestly, there's not really a shelf life on these. Well, there is and there isn't. If you buy seeds, you'll see an expiration date on them. It's usually about a year. But I was gifted seeds that were over a year past that expiration and they still sprouted.

So you can make these and store them (somewhere dry) for up to a year just fine, longer if the expiration date on your seeds says so.

You can make these when you have time, then store them until whenever your wedding date is. And if you have to push your wedding date back (yay 2020 brides, amirite?), these will keep just fine.



Can you purchase seed bomb wedding favors?


Weddings are stressful. There's so much to do and plan and make and think about. I get it. So maybe you just don't want to make your wedding favors. No worries.

You can purchase seed bomb wedding favors online. They're a little different than these, though. Instead of being large, clunky seed bombs, you can actually buy a thinner, plantable seed paper. Those take up a lot less space in your guests' pockets and purse, too, guaranteeing they're take them home.


And don't forget to purchase cute bags to put that seed paper in. If not, you risk it breaking in someone's purse or pocket and making a huge mess. Our favorites is this Let Love Grow Brown Packet Envelope

But you could go with any small envelope. If you bought a cute wedding brand stamp (like the one we used here), you could use that to stamp the outside of a plane envelope to make these personalized for your big day.

And, if you don't even want to bother with any assembly at all (and at this point, no one would blame you), you can just straight up buy cute seeds in an envelope like this Love Is All You Seed Envelope. Set one at each person's seat at the wedding, and you're done.



Want more spring wedding favors?  


These seed bomb wedding favors are perfect spring wedding favors, especially if your wedding is right before or during planting season. If you are planning a spring wedding, you might like these other spring wedding favor ideas:


BRIDAL BABBLE: Would you make these DIY seed bomb wedding favors?

25 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing this! I have always wanted to give seed bombs as gifts (and make some for me) but didn't have a tutorial. This is perfect and they turned out very cute!

    Found you at Two Uses Tuesday!

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    1. Thank you for the kind words Emily Marie! Please let me know if you decide to make these. I'd love to know how they turned out.

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  2. Very cool idea! These would even be a fun project for kids to give as gifts. I made some DIY wedding favors as well. I'd love for you to check them out if you get a chance Over The Apple Tree I shared your post on my FB!

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  3. Wonderful tutorial, can't wait to make them! Found you on Creative Muster link party.

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  4. What a great idea. They are fun for party favors and wedding favors! Great Earth Day project too. Thanks for sharing at the This Is How We Roll Link party!

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  5. This is a wonderful idea for a wedding or shower favors. Its great for the environment and sounds fairly simple to do plus who doesn't love flowers. Visiting from Lets Get Real Fridays. Have a healthy happy & blessed weekend. Sharing.

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  6. This is a fabulous idea! how sweet! I'm thinking I could have my kids make these as valentines gifts. Brilliant! Thank you for sharing at FTAF

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  7. Great idea! I made my own wedding favors too. Mason jars with hershey kiss candy and I ordered labels that said Hugs and Kisses from the Mr. & Mrs. Super easy to put together! Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty hope to see you back!

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  8. These are adorable! They would also be great favors for a garden party or my friends daughter just had a flower themed birthday party. So cute! Thanks for sharing at the Wednesday Showcase party, hope to see you again :)

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  9. Such a clever idea for a wedding favor - love it - thank you for sharing with Pin Worthy Wednesday

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  10. Lisa, This is such an adorable idea for wedding favors! Thanks so much for sharing! Pinning

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  11. great idea for a wedding favor or for any party or just to spread some flowers around your neighborhood! Thanks for the diy flower bomb!

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  12. What a lovely idea, I can imagine that they would also act as good conversation starters at the wedding adding interest and beauty.

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  13. What a great ideal and conversation piece! In addition to making these as unique wedding favors they make for a wonderful Earth Day craft gift!

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  14. Such a cool idea for a wedding -- or any party! I really love this! :)

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  15. Fun idea for wedding favors and how great that you provided the tags, too!

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  16. What a great idea for wedding favors!

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  17. You could add a touch of food colouring to your paper mush too to match your wedding decor. I really love this idea so I added it to my Earth Day round up http://www.purfylle.com/2016/04/36-earth-day-ideas.html

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  18. These are really cool! Perfect for a Green Wedding!

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  19. One of my favorite ideas for spring wedding favors! Thanks for sharing! Pinned.

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  20. Gosh these are SO cute! Yes, definitely perfect for a wedding but also for so many other things. Would make a lovely Easter hostess gift, housewarming gift, etc.

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  21. I would love to get this as a wedding favour! If I was to do my wedding over again, this is what I would do. :)

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  22. I love it. This is the cutest idea I have seen for wedding thank you in a really long time. So sweet and everyone loves gardening, or planting things and watching them grow. The metaphor is nice too.

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  23. These look awesome! I'll be sure to point any future brides I know here for this amazing idea! ~Adrienne

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  24. What a lovey idea for a gift favor. It would work for so much more than weddings. I've pinned it.

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