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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.

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.

............ PLANTING SEEDS ............
We make all of our seed paper on a made-to-order basis to ensure freshness and top quality. The seeds included in the paper are a mix of annuals and perennials that include red and pink poppies, shasta daisies, snapdragons, pink cosmos, zinnia, cornflowers, dianthus, coreopsis, marigolds, columbine, and other desirable flower seeds as available. Planting instructions are included. You'll need to let us know if you need a separate set of planting instructions for each favor. We can email you a PDF of several to a sheet so you can print out as many instruction cards as you need.

To grow the gorillas:
Plant as you would other seeds. Keep the paper dry and out of direct sunlight until you're ready to plant it. When the climate is right, plant 1/4" under fertile soil and keep damp. The gorillas can be started indoors in a small pot at any time of year, with added warmth. Many of the seeds prefer temps of 70ºF to sprout. Move outside in the spring after the threat of frost has passed to promote continued growth. Or, save them until the warmth of spring and plant then. For best results, plant gorillas when the climate is right for your area and keep the area free of insects and birds. Keep continuously damp to promote germination. Monitor and care for them as needed.

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.
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~ Holly

............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 ......................
All paper is made-to-order to preserve freshness. Our current production time is about 3-7 business days, then it ships. This production time can sometimes be longer during wedding season (March-August). If you need your order by a particular date, please contact us to see about our current production time and what shipping speed is best for you. You are always welcome to upgrade to a faster shipping option at checkout.

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 were included in the organization's fundraising packages 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

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



  • Handmade item
  • Occasion: Wedding
  • Materials: handmade paper, premium flower seeds
  • Made to order
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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