Plantable Seeded Paper Flowers

posted on April 27, 2010 by  |  posted under Crafting, Gardening, Gift Giving, Mother's Day  |  106 Comments

Plantable Seeded Paper Flowers

Plantable Seeded Paper Flowers

Can you find the fake ones?

Plantable Seeded Paper FlowersOkay, I won’t insult your intelligence, but just in case …

Plantable Seeded Paper FlowersHere they are:)

These paper roses are so fun…fun to display, fun to give, and FUN to plant!

Wanna make some?

Here’s the tutorial:

1. Cut a circle out of recyclable paper (any size will work), then cut around and around until you get to the center…

Plantable Seeded Paper Flowers

like this.

Plantable Seeded Paper Flowers

2. Mix some flour and water together until it forms a paste.

Plantable Seeded Paper Flowers

3. Try not to look like a dork as you stir…nice try Alison (I told her I deleted this one…hee hee:)

Plantable Seeded Paper Flowers

4. Paint the flour goo onto the paper circle (we found it worked better if you paint it on pretty thick, the seeds stick better).

Plantable Seeded Paper Flowers

5. Get your seeds…Thanks Candace (Alison’s  neighbor) for letting us borrow some.  We forgot to grab them before we started the project!

Plantable Seeded Paper Flowers

6. Sprinkle the seeds onto the goo.

Plantable Seeded Paper Flowers

7. let it dry.

Plantable Seeded Paper Flowers

8. Starting from the outside of the circle, start rolling…

Plantable Seeded Paper Flowers

9. keep on rolling until you get to the end and…


Mother's Day Ideas

Make a few

Mother's Day Ideas

OH the possibilities!

Here are a few variations:

Because I couldn’t decide which I liked best!

I used thin brown paper bags for these and then added a wire stem…   Mother's Day Ideas These would be perfect for her breakfast in bed tray!

This one was made out of a paper towel.  Wouldn’t that be cute glued to the front of a card?

Mother's Day IdeasMake sure to tell the recipient to unroll the flower, lay it flat in the dirt, cover with a thin later of dirt (depending on what seeds you use) and water. 

Soon her fake paper flower, will become real!

This is so easy your kids can do it… Mother’s Day… done!

You could combine these with Alison’s flower box – some Mother would be VERY happy!

Plantable Seeded Paper Flowers

ps. Thanks giver’s log (lOVe, lOVe, lOVe this blog) for the inspiration with your seed tape – another great idea for mother’s day!

Thanks ladies for letting us link up!

    1. April 27th, 2010 at 10:18 am
      Shelley says:
      This idea is flippin' adorable. I love when I get inspired by my own site! ;) Ha. {Obviously not my own stuff}. Nice Work Missy!! I love working with you girls.
    2. April 27th, 2010 at 10:25 am
      Beverly Atkins says:
      Love this idea and I know just the sweet little girl I want to do it for. She loves flowers. I came over from Tatertos and jello to see you but I visit this website so often! Love all the ideas.
    3. April 27th, 2010 at 11:03 am
      whitney says:
      So cute!
    4. April 27th, 2010 at 11:07 am
      Nesleirbag says:
      I love the chocolate-colored flowers - so classy looking! Clever fake flower that makes real flowers!
    5. April 27th, 2010 at 11:19 am
      Angela P. says:
      This is a great idea for Teacher Appreciation week. When all the real flowers they recieve are gone, they'll still have flowers to look forward to.
      • April 27th, 2010 at 12:23 pm
        Missy says:
        Good thinking! A useful teacher gift!
    6. April 27th, 2010 at 12:38 pm
      Teresa says:
      Cute! I just found your site and love your ideas, especially the window boxes from yesterday.
    7. April 27th, 2010 at 12:42 pm
      MiMi says:
      What?! Those are fantastic! Who would have imagined!
    8. April 27th, 2010 at 2:38 pm
      Tammy Moore says:
      This is fabulous! Maybe these would be flowers I couldn't kill! LOL
      .-= Tammy Moore´s last blog ..Four Days Left! =-.
    9. April 27th, 2010 at 4:00 pm
      Margot says:
      I've been seeing different versions of these in the blogosphere. I think it is such a good idea to give a gift that is pretty, creative AND useful! Thanks for the step-by-step tutorial.
    10. April 27th, 2010 at 6:23 pm
      Amy says:
      So sweet...but I love everything you gals do! coming from Tator tots and Jello and hoping to win a birthday board!!!!
    11. April 27th, 2010 at 8:51 pm
      Heidi K. says:
      I love the bday board! I follow you guys AND tater tots and jello and you are both amazing!! Thanks for all your fun ideas and tutorials!!
    12. April 27th, 2010 at 9:17 pm
      Sue says:
      Teachers appreciation gifts was my first thought too. Fab idea.
    13. April 27th, 2010 at 10:03 pm
      Beckie says:
      For reals??? Freakin awesome...gotta stumble it.
      .-= Beckie´s last blog ..Project Completion =-.
      • April 28th, 2010 at 9:13 am
        Missy says:
        Yea! - thanks for the stumble!!!
    14. April 28th, 2010 at 8:26 am
      Brooke says:
      I love you guys! You always come up with the best ideas, there are just too many to choose from. Thanks for making me look crafty.
    15. April 28th, 2010 at 11:17 am
      Jennifer says:
      LOVE this! I am also a Giver's Log fan, and I loved how you each have a great take on this concept. So many great ideas - I need more than 24 hours in a day so I can try them all!
    16. April 28th, 2010 at 3:09 pm
      niki says:
      As a teacher I have to say that I would LOVE to receive these!

    17. April 29th, 2010 at 12:14 am
      AmberLee says:
      totally LOVE what you did with the seed tape. you are geniuses. love your new about picture too, you are all hot mamas.

      .-= AmberLee´s last blog ..Mother’s Day Offerings from Sponsors =-.
    18. April 29th, 2010 at 6:41 am
      meaghan (chic cookies) says:
      super brilliant!! Love these and am so bookmarking. (spotted on The Crafty Crow)
    19. April 29th, 2010 at 6:04 pm
      pamela ponder says:
      thats an awesome idea thanks
      .-= pamela ponder´s last blog ..MY SON GOT AN AWARD FOR BEING A GREAT CITIZEN!! (helping a lady from a pitt bull attack =-.
    20. April 30th, 2010 at 10:30 am
      teresa says:
      This is the greatest....I just bought some plant- able seed paper and made favors for a party...but this would of been so cool to have made flowers out of the paper....Happy Day
      I just found your site through Amy at Living Locurto...and I'm glad I did.
      .-= teresa´s last blog ..Back to working on the Hamlet- =-.
    21. April 30th, 2010 at 11:15 am
      kelly says:
      love this and working on it with my 3 year old! how did you attach the "stems" to the flower?
      • April 30th, 2010 at 11:55 am
        Missy says:
        I bent the wire into a couple circles toward the top and then just stuck the middle of the flower onto what was left of the wire on the top. It just sort of rests on the wire circles you create - make the circles big enough so the flower can't slip over them, and don't tip it upside down:) Also, after you roll your flower and fan it our how you like it, don't forget to glue the end down so it doesn't unravel.
    22. April 30th, 2010 at 4:11 pm
      Rachel says:
      Wow, what a great idea. I *love* this! Thanks so much for the great idea, I'll be linking.
      .-= Rachel´s last blog ..Crafty Reading Roundup =-.
    23. May 3rd, 2010 at 10:40 am
      Elizabeth says:
      These are exactly what I've been looking for...only without seeds. I need some crafty, fake flowers to go on my table. And these are the perfect ones!
    24. May 3rd, 2010 at 1:30 pm
      Maryanne says:
      How awesome that you can turn it into real flowers. I'd love if you linked up to my Scrappy Saturdays.
      .-= Maryanne´s last blog ..11th Scrappy Saturdays - National Scrapbooking Day! =-.
    25. May 3rd, 2010 at 4:58 pm
      crush. says:
      Oh clever. AND CUTE!! We are so trying this!! TX.
      .-= crush.´s last blog ..our week long landscaping project =-.
    26. May 3rd, 2010 at 7:50 pm
      RJ @ A Life Designed says:
      Those are really cute! These would make awesome party {or even wedding!} favours!
      .-= RJ @ A Life Designed´s last blog ..We have coat coverage! =-.
    27. May 3rd, 2010 at 10:08 pm
      Cinnamon Rose Cottage says:
      What a great idea! I am having a 50th anniversary party for my parents this year with a woodsy garden theme and these would be perfect favors... except the party isn't until October and I am not sure if they will still be plantable by next Spring. But they will make a great teacher appreciation gift.
      Thank you so much,
    28. May 4th, 2010 at 10:38 am
      thegirlwiththeplan says:
      I just featured this idea on my blog.

      thanks for the great idea.
    29. May 5th, 2010 at 7:24 am
      Diana Herdt says:
      Love this idea! My youth group is going to make these for the ladies at church for Mother's day!! (so are my kids for the gmas!!)
      Thank y'all for all the creativity that you so wonderfully share! =)
    30. May 5th, 2010 at 7:55 am
      Jennifer says:
      Oh my goodness... I am loving this idea!! I saw it on Kimba's blog and headed right over. Thanks for sharing!!
      .-= Jennifer´s last blog ..I'm sponsoring Tutorial Tuesday.. GIVEAWAY time! =-.
    31. May 5th, 2010 at 12:26 pm
      Bobbie Mackey says:
      Thank you for the great idea! We tried this in the kids room at the library where I work while the moms looked for books. They came back after storytime and were amazed at how their children bloomed!
    32. May 5th, 2010 at 4:28 pm
      Scarlet says:
      I made these for my mom + grandma! I gifted them early, and they loved the flowers! Thanks so much for the tutorial =]

      I just posted a tutorial on my blog for a super easy DIY gift box I packaged them in too, featuring the flowers (and of course linking back here). Take a look if you're interested ^-^
      .-= Scarlet´s last blog ..Origami Gift Box =-.
      • May 5th, 2010 at 5:31 pm
        Missy says:
        Yea! I'm glad they liked them! Cute box you made to gift them in:)
    33. May 5th, 2010 at 10:34 pm
      Kenzie says:
      Great idea! Those would be so cute to give as a gift or for favors at a bridal shower!
      .-= Kenzie´s last blog ..Bridal Shower Invitations =-.
    34. May 6th, 2010 at 7:27 am
      Kelli says:
      Pure Genius! I'm going to do these for Mother's Day instead of getting flowers for our Moms, Sisters, and Grammas. We're all Gardeners so how cute is this idea!

      ~Kelli @ Smidgens
      .-= Kelli´s last blog ..Garden Furniture Re Do =-.
    35. May 6th, 2010 at 7:30 pm
      Courtney Child says:
      The flower idea is sooo stinkin' cute!! My kids and I would love to make these for mothers day.. but where can I find the recyclable paper that you suggested using? Is it easy to find?? I hope so.. thanks again.. Court
    36. May 11th, 2010 at 9:30 am
      Melissa says:
      Thank you again ladies. I was just looking through the net to see what I could use for a craft with my kids to give their Sunday School teachers with the theme, "thanks for helping me to grow" when I remembered this project.

      I have one daughter who loves hearts so we are making one a variation of what you supplied. Great tutorial!
      .-= Melissa´s last blog ..Uncle Joe...I miss you! =-.
    37. May 20th, 2010 at 5:33 am
      Brenda Weaver says:
      Brilliant!!! I want to try these right away! How cute would this be to add to the front of a card with the instructions tucked inside or to make a bouquet of these for a friend, mom, or teacher! I love it!!!!!!
    38. May 21st, 2010 at 3:35 pm
      Glenda says:
      A wonderful gift from Valentine's Day until after planting season! Now I have a reason to save those cheap-o vases so I can transport a "bouquet." Thanks so much!
    39. June 15th, 2010 at 12:55 am
      Suezie says:
      This is such a neat idea TFS. I am planning a b'day 'tea party' for my Grand-daughter's 6th and these would look lovely on the table. Best of all every little girl could take one home and enjoy planting them and watching them grow. They'd also be cute for a wedding so guests can remember the day - love, love, love it!
    40. July 14th, 2010 at 6:59 am
      Alison says:
      I can’t tell you how much I adore this! Thank you for the fabulous tutorial!! I featured this tutorial today on my blog with a roundup of flower tutorials. Here is the link:

      Thank you so much for inspiring me. Have a wonderful day!

      .-= Alison´s last blog ..Wednesdays Wowzers- 3 dozen plus four flower tutorials =-.
    41. July 20th, 2010 at 2:57 pm
      Grace says:
      Very pretty. Am making them right now for an ecofriendly baby shower. Can you tell me if the flowers grew alright after they were planted? Just wondering... since I'm not a gardener!

      Also made your 4th of July cupcakes at our bbq this past 4th. They were a hit and got tons of compliments on them! Thanks!
    42. August 5th, 2010 at 6:02 am
      Clara @ amieggs says:
      what a beautiful idea!!!
      .-= Clara @ amieggs´s last blog ..monkey amiegg =-.
    43. August 18th, 2010 at 9:58 am
      Lisa says:
      I love this project, it's one I will definately do with my kids (and probably myself)! Thanks! :)
    44. October 23rd, 2010 at 5:04 pm
      Aliessa says:
      THANK YOU!! I've been looking for these flowers, and as simple as they seem I haven't mastered them - so I LOVE your tutorial, step by step is definitely what I need :D Thanks again - love your sight, it's my go-to at the moment
      .-= Aliessa´s last blog ..Halloween…in Australia =-.
    45. November 22nd, 2010 at 5:44 pm
      cynthia says:
      How do you close them to add the wire? I get all the way around and it pops open. :(
      • November 23rd, 2010 at 3:34 pm
        Missy says:
        Just a dab of glue or tape will do the trick;)
    46. January 24th, 2011 at 4:22 pm
      Clotilde m says:
      That idea is amazing! It would make a wonderful bouquet for a flower-loving gardener!
    47. April 5th, 2011 at 12:57 pm
      Tary says:
      Not only cute, but a very original idea!
      Thank you...
    48. April 15th, 2011 at 10:48 pm
      Meckenzie says:
      These flowers are so cute! A few friends and I tried them out, we had a bit of trouble with the paper. Can you tell me what type of paper you used. Construction? Cardstock? Thank you!
    49. April 27th, 2011 at 11:13 pm
      Laura says:
      I love this idea and hope to make some this week as teacher gifts and then more for party favors. Quick question... how did you attach the flower to the stem? Because it would have to be unrolled, I'm hesitant to use glue, but wasn't sure what else to use.

      Thanks in advance for any tips.
    50. July 14th, 2011 at 10:14 pm
      Deebi27 says:
      Mother's Day gift bouquet! Another great idea. I am sooo loving this blog of you gals!
    51. November 29th, 2011 at 9:13 am
      KasiaJ says:
      This is awesome. And so creative! I need to pin this so I can remember it come spring.
    52. December 4th, 2011 at 9:21 am
      toni says:
      So I bookmarked this. If I ever get married it will be a country chic wedding and this sticks in mind. Adding it to flower displays on the tables. I love the idea. Guests can take them home and plant them! That's adorable!
    53. December 17th, 2011 at 11:38 pm
      Stella says:
      These are adorable and perfect!
      Thanks for the tutorial!
    54. January 15th, 2012 at 4:04 pm
      Chrissy says:
      How far in advance do you think I could make these? I'm thinking about wedding favors.
      • January 17th, 2012 at 2:22 pm
        Missy says:
        I am not sure, the only thing throwing anything off would be that they have made contact with some water when you put them in the paste, so I am not sure if even though they dry again, if this diminishes how long you can store it? Let us know if you try it!
    55. February 20th, 2012 at 2:35 pm
      Susan Lazenby says:
      Okay I've got to quit playing online & get my bod outside and make everything pretty! You are sooo inspiring. --SusanLaz
    56. May 3rd, 2012 at 10:01 am
      Anne Marie says:
      Hey there! The plantable flowers are so adorable. My kids and I made them last year for their teachers. I am planning to do it again this year, but wanted to ask a couple of questions. (1) I had trouble getting the seeds to stay on when rolling them. Any tips? (2) I used pipe cleaners for stems, and they ended up being top heavy and hard to keep standing in the vase. What kind of wire did you use and how did you attach it at the flower to prevent it being top heavy?

      Thanks so much! Anne Marie
    57. May 5th, 2012 at 10:55 am
      Kelle says:
      Love these! Will be making with third graders next week for Mother's Day. How do you secure the buds? And how did you attach the wire stems? Thanks!
    58. May 11th, 2012 at 5:27 pm
      Liz says:
      So the "flour goo" is just flour and water?
      And LOVE this!!(:
    59. May 14th, 2012 at 9:33 am
      Julie @White Lights on Wednesday says:
      Hi ladies! Thanks so much for this awesome idea. My son and I made made these flowers for my step-mom this weekend. I'm sharing my post on how to make them and giving you all a big old shout out on my blog today. :)
    60. May 26th, 2012 at 6:47 am
      Sakina says:
      Oh my god, I love your site and all the great ideas!!

      In Sweden mother's day is on the 27th of May this year and I know for a fact that my mom is going to love this.

      Thank you, thank you for such great inspiration! -All the way to Sweden!!
    61. June 6th, 2012 at 1:44 pm
      the classroom creative says:
      Hi Missy-

      These make a lovely gift, but we thought it would just be a simple, fun craft for gardening season....

      We featured your post at our summer fun 101 series: gardening round-up.

      Hope you have a lovely week!
      Nicolette & Karen
      editors of The Classroom Creative.
    62. June 19th, 2012 at 10:49 pm
      Emily says:
      I can't wait to try this simple but marvellous idea!
    63. August 11th, 2012 at 7:11 pm
      Diane says:
      I made the washer detergent, I am very happy about it . I am giving it to friends , & family . I love the idea`s
      also ,I have a remedy for knats in the kitchen . (fresh veggies, &Fruits. You may have already done this one, I`m new

      apple cider vinegar & a few drops of dawn in a small bowl or several small ones for a bigger room , they go right to the smell , look later & you will find knats you never even seen. !!
    64. November 16th, 2012 at 2:30 pm
      Lina Lopez says:
      Great Mother's Day project.
    65. February 23rd, 2013 at 8:12 pm
      vonda says:
      Thank all of you for all your hard work. and your wonderful Idea

      i really like it a lot. looking forward to seeing what new.
    66. March 23rd, 2013 at 9:42 am
      Jessica says:
      Love these! I made them for my daughter's first birthday party to give to her guests as they go home... My only problem is that we're rolling them now and the seeds are all falling off! Help please!
    67. August 14th, 2014 at 5:11 pm
      Sherryl Clayton says:
      Thank You for Sharing this Beautiful Idea....
    68. July 9th, 2015 at 10:11 pm
      Amanda says:
      How did you get the flower to stay together and on the wire?
      • July 13th, 2015 at 2:56 pm
        Missy says:
        I just stuck the wire up the middle of the flower and it held. They are delicate though.
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