A Garden Amongst The Weeds

A Garden Amongst The Weeds

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Paper Pulp Hearts

Good Day Dear readers! Today I will take you through the steps of how to make paper pulp seed hearts!
First, dig through the remaining tissue paper left over from Christmas and gather together the most pleasing ones!

I chose heart shaped cookie cutters for this project but you can use whatever pleases you.
Shred paper, add water and let sit for several hours
Drain off excess water
Place wet tissue paper into the forms, notice the paper towel underneath, as you press, the water wicks away into the paper towel.
I chose Giant Orange Oriental Poppies for my seed hearts.
Sprinkle seeds liberally on top of wet tissue paper.
I was concerned that when these dried, this seed could easily brush off of the paper hearts. 1/3 of a piece of tissue paper, shredded was pressed onto the two heart forms, on top of the seed.
Added layer to support the tiny seeds.
Gently lift the forms off and leave to dry.
Flipped over, this is what appears on the other side, still nice and bright. Will add pics as soon as these little darlings are dry and ready to tuck into greeting cards to send to my seed buddies!

A Garden Amongst The Weeds