Create your own mini wild flower garden using these simple DIY seed bombs!

You will need:

  • Scrap Paper
  • Water
  • Blender or food processor
  • Wildflower seeds (small seeds work best)

Step 1. Tear scrap paper into small pieces. You can use any paper as long as it isn’t shiny, coated or glittery. Newspaper, tissue paper, old drawings, homework and bank statements work really well!

You will need around half a sheet of A4 per bomb.

Step 2. Pop your paper in a bowl and cover with water. Allow to soak for 5-10 minutes until its nice and soggy!

Step 3. Put your soggy paper porridge into a blender or food processor. If you’re creating different colours remember to blend them separately. Give it a whizz until it’s nice and pulpy! (You might need to pour a little water in with the paper to help your blender)

Step 4. Pour the pulp back into its bowl. Squeeze it in your hands – what does it feel like? It is cold? Squeeze out the excess water. You may need to drain it through a sieve if it’s too sloppy to handle.

Step 5. If you have a silicone mould you can create different shapes for your seed bombs. If not, you can just roll the pulp into balls in your hands (both ways work really well!) If it feels a bit dry, just add a splash of water as needed to help them hold their shape.


  • If you’re using a mould or icecube tray, half fill each section and then sprinkle some of your chosen wildflower seeds on top. Then simply pop some more paper pulp on top and leave to dry overnight.


  • If you are rolling little balls, sprinkle some seeds in to your bowl of paper pulp and then just grab and little handful and roll! Then pop them on a baking tray to dry overnight.
Step 6. Get planting! Simply plant your little bombs wherever you would like wildflowers to grow! Make sure to give them a good drink once they are in the soil. They also make excellent presents! Why not place 6 seed bombs in an egg carton, decorate and deliver to a friend or family member?