Have A Blooming Easter
This spring, fashion a colorful basket full of plantable Easter egg-shaped seed bombs. Made of recycled paper and the seeds of your choice, they’re a perfect kid-friendly craft for Easter or Earth Day. (They also make great eco-friendly wedding or party favors.) Make and enjoy through the holiday then plant away. We love the idea that these “eggs” bloom into something wonderful—a pollinator-friendly wildflower garden. (Psst… if you’re looking for a candy-free egg hunt idea, you just hit the jackpot!) Read on for step-by-step instructions and our helpful hints.
To make the seed bombs, start with the recycled paper of your choice. They're a great way to repurpose old newspapers or even your used Wrappily wrapping paper; newsprint-based papers like this will make a natural-looking grey egg. For brown eggs, up-cycle kraft shopping bags. For colorful eggs, start with brightly hued construction paper scraps. If you aren’t making the seed bombs for Easter, it’s a fabulous way to recycle the colorful paper “grass” from the bottom of your Easter baskets, just like we did for this colorful basket right here.
Next choice is the seeds. We suggest enlisting the help of your local garden center to select a pollinator-friendly wildflower mix that is native to your area. Minimally, be sure to ask if the commercially packaged mixes they sell contain any known plants that may be invasive to your area. A good selection of blooms and colors will attract a mix of honey bees, butterflies, and birds to enjoy and observe for months to come.
What a delight!
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Eco-friendly and adorably chic, Wrappily uses neighborhood newspaper presses to print great patterns on 100% recyclable and compostable newsprint—an answer to the millions of tons of trash attributed to wrapping paper every year. This smart, new take on wrapping paper is an idea who's time has come. Our founder set out on her mission to green-up giving in 2013, a journey filled with marvelously talented people who are creating amazing patterns for our wrapping paper. After all, we believe in beautifully wrapped gifts, but not at the expense of the environment.