Have you ever tried making seed bombs? We are going to show you how to make Seed Bombs. This is an easy project for how you make a homemade seed bomb. Seed bombs can be made any time but are perfect for being tossed onto the ground in spring, summer and the fall.
Who is excited about the gardening season? I am it’s been way too long since we have been able to garden due to the drought. With all the rain it’s time to DIY seed bombs.
Once the flower bombs are made you can gift them, use them as wedding favors, use them for party favors or toss the seed bombs into the yard. You can make various types of them, earth day seed bombs, flower seed bombs, herb seed bombs. Then let nature bring joy to your or someone else’s yard or garden.
If you are going to give yours as a gift, we have “You’re The Bomb” free printable for you to print to add to your handmade gift.
What’s a seed bomb?
A Seed Bomb is a mixture of soil, sometimes including clay, other ingredients, and seeds. We show you our favorite way to make seed bombs with dirt. In other countries, they may be called Seed Balls.
Why make this garden DIY?
They are a great way to get flowers, vegetables, herbs growing in areas that don’t have plants. Help spread joy and plant life.
Gift your homemade seed bombs to mom for Mother’s Day, dad for Father’s day, grandparents for Grandparent’s Day, teachers for Teacher appreciation gifts or a gardener for their birthday. You get the picture, there are so many people who would love to toss them in the yard or garden, then see the seeds bloom.
Let’s get started on this project
First, gather your supplies. Then make your dirt mixture following the how-to directions below.
What you will need to make this gardening gift
- 1 cup organic potting soil mixture
- 1 cup organic all-purpose flour or regular all-purpose flour OR clay soil (clay powder for seed balls)
- ¼ of a cup of water
- 3 seed packets (wildflower and hummingbird seeds) (flower seeds) (herb seeds) (milkweed seeds)
- Clear favor bags or paper bags (and print the printable gift tag below)
- A bowl
- Gardening Gloves *optional
Gift Tags “You’re The Bomb”
Printable gift tag You’re The Bomb (JPG format)
Printable gift tag You’re The Bomb (PDF format)
A quick glance of the steps for making seed bombs
After combining the soil mixture, stir in the seeds carefully.
Add water, stir (add more water if needed) and begin to form balls. Form balls by shaping the damp dirt mixture with your hands.
Place your molded seed bombs onto a lined tray. When done set them into the sun to dry. Dry about24-48 hours. When they are fully dry they are ready to use or wrap up for a gardening gift.
Making the gardening gift
Tada! Your done Be sure to pin it for later if you aren’t making this project now. Or print it and make it now!
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If you like today’s DIY then you will love this Herb Garden Kit DIY
And this free printable seed packet template in two designs. We hope you liked these gardening gifts and ideas.
How-To Plant Seed Bombs?
When dry you toss them into the yard or garden. They do not need to be put in a hole in the ground. When the seeds in the dirtballs get wet and they get sunshine, the seeds germinate. You can find out more in this post explaining how seed bombs work.
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