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White tags made of plantable handmade paper embedded with perennial flower seeds and yellow calendula flowers petals

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You will receive the 45 tags pictured here, sprinkled with yellow calendula (aka marigold) flower petals, measuring approximately 2.25 x 2.75 inches, with a piece of soft white wool string included for attaching to a gift or for use as a product hang tag or favor for a wedding, a birthday party, baby shower or other special event. The flower petals have bled a little bit so there are splashes of yellow throughout the tags.

These tags have been made using recycled paper and a mix of perennials seeds. The seeds include Cornflower, Siberian Wallflower, Ox-Eye Daisy, Shasta Daisy, Lance-Leaf Coreopsis, Plains Coreopsis, Cosmos, Wild Cosmos, Wild Larkspur, Sweet William, Purple Coneflower, California Poppy, Perennial Gaillardia, Baby's Breath, Wild Annual Sunflower, Dame's Rocket, Rose Mallow, Scarlet Flax, Blue Flax, Perennial Lupine, Baby Blue Eyes, Red Poppy, Mexican Hat, Gloriosa Daisy, Black Eye Susan and None-so-Pretty.

These tags began their life as a tree, then spent their second life as bills, junk mail and other forms of paper. I sorted through the paper and chose the highest-quality pieces to shred, make into a pulp and reform into a new piece of paper. (You have to start with high quality paper to end with high quality paper!)

Because I recycled previously manufactured paper, I have created new paper that already has sizing in it. This means that you can write on the tags and the ink won't feather or bleed. (One side of the tag is smooth for writing on; the side shown in the photo is the bumpy side with all the seeds.) After this paper has been used as gift tags or product hang tags, it can be planted and begin its fourth life as bed of gorgeous flowers!

Simply 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.

Take a look at the last photo to see a sample of the plantable paper that is growing on my window sill! Each order comes with the following insert:

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 baby blue eyes, purple cone flower and blue flax!

Here’s what customers are saying about my plantable tags:

I couldn't be happier with my purchase :))))) These plantable tags are VERY special!!!! Beautiful work and AMAZING service from a truly wonderful seller!!!!!

Received the item in perfect condition, seller was very helpful and she made wonderful paper for me that I will always remember. I will be coming back to her for more handmade paper projects! Great seller!! Great shop!!

poem copyright Martha Starke 2010

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Martha (when I was 4)

Frequently asked questions about PulpArt

Nope! Please read why I don't use these seeds in my plantable paper in my blog post here: http://paperandpulp.blogspot.com/2014/11/dont-eat-your-paper.html
I ship every day, Monday through Friday, via USPS First Class mail. I wait until the afternoon to take orders to the post office to capture as many orders as I can. (But I will go early in the day if my customer has a time issue like an Express Mail drop-off.) So it may take as long as 24 hours for your package to be shipped but it is often much less. And if you want to know a little secret, I live within walking distance from a post office so sometimes, and especially on nice days or if I have an errand to run, I will make a second trip to mail something if I get a sale late in the day. I often ship on Saturdays, even though I officially say that I ship Monday through Friday.
Yes! I make all of my handmade paper from 100% post-consumer waste. I rely on several different sources to supply me with paper scraps, which means the colors I have on hand can vary over time. I usually have a rainbow assortment of colors and have become quite adept at mixing and combining scraps to come up with custom colors but I can't always make every color. (Eggplant is a much-requested color that I have not managed to produce.) I can get very close to most colors, and have even almost exactly matched a few, too.
I do not wholesale my plantable products but I do wholesale my Petal People pressed flower art cards. Please inquire for more information.
Because of customs regulations for shipping live seeds to other countries, I do not offer international shipping on my plantable products but do ship my Petal People cards internationally.
Yes! I actually wrote an entire blog post about it that you can read here: http://paperandpulp.blogspot.com/2014/12/i-can-write-right.html
Because I get so many donation requests, I have had to limit those charities to whom I donate. I now only donate locally, and to companies and charities with whom my family is directly involved.
Yes! As long as you store as suggested above, your seeds will be fine. But remember that seeds are living things. The longer it takes you to plant them, the more their viability will decrease over time. I recommend planting them within 18 months of purchase.
Yes! However, I am very selective who I give my products to, and I don't give them very often. I will need proof of a certain amount of consistent readership, as well as evidence of cross-promotion on social media, and a well-established presence in either the crafting world, wedding market or another audience that hits my target customer base.
I don't. Believe it or not, larger orders actually take more time than smaller ones. And because my paper making equipment gets tied up with bulk orders, it slows down my production time for all new orders. (Plus, it's just me making, photographing, writing, packaging and mailing everything in this one-woman business.) I do have a handful of stores that purchase from me at my prices and then mark up my items to sell in their brick and mortar stores.

White tags made of plantable handmade paper embedded with perennial flower seeds and yellow calendula flowers petals

Overview

  • Materials: handmade paper, plantable paper, string, perennial seeds, recycled card stock, post consumer waste, flower seeds, yellow paper scraps
  • Only ships within United States.
  • Feedback: 2079 reviews
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