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Plantable Paper Gorillas ~ Zoo Wedding ~ Party Favor
** Plant them, they grow! **

These plantable paper gorillas contain a mix of perennial and annual garden flower seeds embedded right in the paper — you can grow them! These gorillas make wonderful favors for zoo weddings, birthday parties, baby showers that guests can take home to plant and grow.

If you'd like gorillas made in a different color scheme, we can do that. Just let me know what colors you'd like. Photos show only a few of the many, many color choices and options. See below for details.

Because we have a very large place in our hearts for gorillas, we have chosen to donate 100% of the proceeds from the sale of all gorillas through etsy to the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, a conservation organization created after the death of American primatologist Dian Fossey, who bravely embarked on the world's first long term study of the rare and endangered mountain gorilla. Her legacy continues today in the remote Virunga Mountains of Rwanda, as the organization has grown to support park ranger training, anti-poaching patrols, snare removal, and continued research and education on mountain gorillas. Please see below for more information on this wonderful organization that we are proud to support.

Orders for the 'gift box kit' include gift boxes (3x3 inch), biodegradable plantable pots (2 inch), gorillas, mini hearts to tie onto them, We support DFGF cards, planting instruction cards, tissue and ribbon. If you would like soil pellets to include with the gift box kit, please let us know at checkout.

.............. PLANT IN 2015 ..............
Seeds are fresh and hand-gathered for planting in 2015. Seeds included in the paper are listed in the materials section below. They are a mix of annuals, for first year color, and perennials for blooms in the years to follow: Snapdragons, daisies, columbines, zinnia, cosmos, marigold, poppies, asters, calendula, dianthus/Sweet Williams, cornflowers, and forget-me-nots. The gorillas may be started growing inside in a small pot over winter but need to be moved outside in the spring for further growth. Gorillas keep on average 12-18 months from the time they are made. All gorillas are all made fresh-to-order so please allow for some time in creating them before they are shipped.
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SIZE: 3 inches tall, about 3 inches wide.
Set of 25 gorillas. Choose DIY gorillas or 'tied' gorillas.

DIY gorillas:
With the DIY gorillas, hearts are loose in a packet, ready to be tied on. You'll need to let me know if you need a separate set of planting instructions for each gorilla. I will send you a pdf of several cards to a sheet so you can print out as many cards as you need.

Tied gorillas:
Gorillas that are 'tied' arrive with the hearts already strung on. Color-printed individual instruction cards are also included for every gorilla. The cards have the We Support DFGF on the front and planting instructions on the back.

............GORILLA COLORS..............
White, cream, beige, tan, light brown/milk chocolate, chocolate/dark brown, pale yellow, sunshine yellow, golden yellow, dark/mustard yellow, butterscotch, light baby blue, medium/cornflower blue, faded navy/dark blue, slate blue/blue gray, light baby pink, pink, dark/hot pink, rose, merlot/burgundy, red, peach, salmon/orange, burnt orange, chartreuse, kiwi, mint green, dark green, sage, olive, seafoam green, aqua, turquoise, teal, light lavender/lilac, purple, light gray, and charcoal gray. Other colors are available by request, too. If no specific color is requested, we usually make the gorillas brown or black or a combo of those two colors.

............QUESTIONS..............
Yes, you may order a different number of plantable gorillas. If you will be ordering a bunch, please contact me to let me know how many you need for your event so I can set up a listing for that specific number, or, add multiple sets to your cart at checkout.
It's easy to message me (Holly). Just click:
http://www.etsy.com/convo_new.php?to_username=recycledideas
or email me at hollynelsonphd[at]gmail[dot]com
Thank you!

............OTHER ANIMALS..............
Giraffes: http://www.etsy.com/listing/60248634/plantable-giraffes-handmade-paper-with
Lions: http://www.etsy.com/listing/77133861/plantable-lion-birthday-party-favors
Swinging Monkeys: http://www.etsy.com/listing/91720892/25-animals-your-choice-wedding-favor
Elephants: http://www.etsy.com/listing/99741999/plantable-elephants-baby-shower-favor
Polar Bears: http://www.etsy.com/listing/90444782/plantable-paper-polar-bears-wedding-or
Hippos: https://www.etsy.com/listing/91720892/plantable-paper-zoo-animals-flower-seed?ref=shop_home_active
Rhinos: http://www.etsy.com/listing/130729122/10-plantable-rhinos-diy-baby-shower?ref=shop_home_active
.... If there's a different animal you wish we had, please let us know. If there's enough time, we might be able to make it.

.................... SHIPPING ......................
Whenever possible, I prefer to time the production and shipment of orders to arrive about 2-3 weeks before the event date to ensure they arrive with plenty of time to assemble, and are also maximum freshness. Please let me know when you need to receive your order by so I am aware of the 'due date'. Thank you! ~ Holly

All paper is made-to-order to maintain freshness. This time of year, the current wait time is about 2 weeks before most orders ship. If you have concerns or need a rush order sooner than this, please contact me first. There is a $28 rush order charge that is necessary for faster delivery.

Yes, we ship internationally. Please allow several additional weeks for the shipment of international orders. If you need your order delivered quickly, please let us know. International orders valued over $100 must go by shipping service with tracking. It is costly, but I want to make sure the package will get there!


....... DIAN FOSSEY GORILLA FUND ........
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund was created in the wake of the death of American primatologist Dian Fossey, who bravely embarked on the world's first long term study of the rare and endangered mountain gorillas until her her unsolved murder. Working in the remote mountains of Rwanda, she set about identifying gorilla social structure, nutrition, and habitat needs. She spent a considerable amount if time destroying poacher's snares to prevent gorilla hands and feet being caught in them. Her work continues today as the organization has grown to cover the cost of park ranger training, anti-poaching patrols, snare removal, and continued research on the mountain gorillas. I am very proud to announce that our handmade plantable gorillas will be included in the organization's fundraising packages this year. Our first 250 plantable gorillas mailed out in time for Mother's Day. My company, Recycled Ideas, donates 100% of the cost for this, including all sales of gorillas through etsy. It is my hope that including plantables in the DGFG material will encourage people to plant, grow, and take ownership of their own local habitat for the betterment of all. Please consider adopting a mama and baby gorilla through DFGF this year for Mother's Day. Your investment in their future betters our fragile planet. http://gorillafund.org/page.aspx?pid=568
Holly & Alasdair

25 Plantable Paper Gorillas - Flower Seed Paper Gorilla - Jungle Baby Shower - Zoo Birthday Party Wedding Favors

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