This listing is for 25 lavender purple plantable paper butterflies, measuring approximately 3 inches across, with a hole punched and a piece of white cotton string attached for attaching to a tree, a favor bag, a gift. etc.
Your order comes with the following playful planting instructions:
In this paper, little seeds lay asleep,
Waiting to be planted in soil 1/4 inch deep.
Water well then keep moist for 4 to 6 weeks.
Until little plants come out of the soil for a peek.
Many flowers will share their colors to the max.
Like purple cone flower, red poppy and blue flax!
I have been making handmade paper since 1992 and an incredibly proud of the caliber of my product! I buy only the freshest, highest quality seeds — I never use hand-gathered seeds that might not pass quality control standards. Every batch of paper gets a generous scoop of seeds for the most germination possible. I use the best scraps that I can find, highly saturated with color, all from 100% post-consumer waste. I don’t use any dyes or bleaches to create my paper - the color comes only from the scraps.
This paper has been made using recycled paper and more than 40 annual and perennial wildflower seeds. These seeds can be planted in conditions ranging from full sun to half shade, and in soils from sandy, clay or acidic to moist or dry. Flowers will happily bloom from the Northeast to the Southwest, gardening zones 2-8. Take a look at the last photo to see a sample of my paper sprouting!
To see everything in my shop, go to http://PulpArt.Etsy.com
STORING YOUR PAPER: Store your paper in any cool (not freezing), dry area that is not subject to extreme variations in temperature and humidity. Some products come packaged in an acid-free plastic envelope. If you will not be using your plantable paper right away, open the packaging so the seeds can breathe. For best germination, you should plant your paper within 12-18 months of purchase.
PLANTING YOUR PAPER: To force your plantable paper indoors, moisten the paper until damp but not wet, put in a plastic jar and cover with plastic wrap. Place in a warm, sunny window and you will see little seedlings in about 2 weeks! If planting outdoors, wait until all danger of frost has passed, then rake the soil, scatter the paper onto the soil, cover with 1/4 inch of topsoil, water and keep moist until germination, approximately 6 to 8 weeks.