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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
Martha (when I was 4)

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 to United States from New York, United States.
  • Feedback: 1789 reviews
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