Plantable Paper Wedding Favors Flower Herb Seed Paper

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Announcement    Plantable paper is our specialty. We offer a full range of handmade seed papers, each piece personally made by us to ensure top quality and freshness.


Last updated on Jan 29, 2019

Plantable paper is our specialty. We offer a full range of handmade seed papers, each piece personally made by us to ensure top quality and freshness.


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About recycledideas

Sales 42,160
On Etsy since 2007

Plantable paper is our specialty.

Thank you for your interest in our handmade plantable paper!

Recycled Ideas is a wife and husband team of two who have been making paper together for nearly 20 years. Our shop was the first shop on Etsy to make plantable paper, and although we are often imitated, we are not truly matched anywhere by our level of craft, devotion to our customers, and ability to meet a deadline. We design and make all of our products in house to ensure top quality.

Freshness is important with plantable paper. We make all of our paper new and fresh to order, all individually by hand, in a fabulous assortment of colors. We cut each piece as needed according to the type of order we receive. Quality is our highest priority, and we take care to make sure each piece is well-made and full of high quality seeds.

We have the best selection anywhere on Etsy, and discerning customers know we are the top choice for plantable paper. RecycledIdeas' paper has been featured in several wedding publications, including Brides magazine, and we also have experience working with corporate clients including television networks, major manufacturers, colleges and universities, hospitals, wineries, and more.

In our former lives, we were both newspaper editors, and there is still never a challenge nor deadline we miss! We are genius at rush and custom orders, so if you need something unique and in a hurry, we're your people. We never miss a deadline!

Our handmade seed paper contains a special mix of premium garden flower seeds. We have carefully chosen the types of seeds for our paper so that they are beautiful, welcome additions to gardens and do not spread wild or take over places they are not welcome. Our unique flower seed blend is a mix of zinnia, cosmos, snapdragons, columbine, poppies, daisies, cornflowers, calendula, dianthus/Sweet Williams, marigolds, and other desirable garden flower seeds. Many attract pollinators such as bees and hummingbirds.

Cheaper seed paper contains too many lower quality 'wildflower' type seeds, such as sweet alyssum, that are considered weeds in many places. We are very conscientious about the seeds we use and also the freshness of our paper. Everything is made new to order, personally by us. Our premium seed mix contains annuals, for first year color, and also perennials for blooms in the years to follow. We love to garden, to grow, and to create — it is the heart and soul of what we do. We test our product throughout the year to ensure it continues to perform to our high standards.

We are also deeply committed to the environment. All of the handmade paper we make is recycled and wherever possible, we use 100% post-consumer waste - office paper, school materials (we get a ton of them), used envelopes, left over craft projects, donated junk paper, etc. Our techniques and materials are chosen to have a minimal environmental impact. We never use GMO seeds or seeds treated with neonicotinoids that are harmful to bees. We love bees and want to see them in our garden and gardens everywhere! We prefer to use recycleable and re-usable packaging as well as re-used packaging and encourage you to keep it moving by re-using and recycling everything in your order.

You can feel good about purchasing environmentally friendly goods from us. Not only are they made with the earth in mind, but your purchases help us to make charitable contributions every year to the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, the World Wildlife Fund, The Nature Conservancy, and the Jane Goodall Institute. (We have a real affinity for our primate 'cousins', can you tell?) If we could grow baby gorillas, we probably would!

The Recycled Ideas team includes Holly, product designer, photographer, and maker, and also Alasdair, who handles the shipping, finances, and sales calls. Rounding out RecycledIdeas' bright-eyed, bushy-tailed team is our daughter who provides inspiration and is developing her own interest in business, and our canine helper -- a Newfoundland who is instrumental to our workplace happiness. She would love for you to check out our pet sympathy cards. <3 RecycledIdeas Thanks you! <3

We also operate the recycledideasfavors shop on Etsy to give our customers options for different paper at lower cost, for packaging needs, and other non-seed paper choices.

Shop members

  • Holly & Alasdair

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    We are a husband and wife team working together to create high quality handmade paper. We make each piece personally, and quality of craftsmanship is our highest priority.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 2, 2020
Welcome to Recycled Ideas! Quality is our highest priority, and we take care to make sure each and every thing that goes out or door is well-made and delivered on time.

To learn more about our plantable paper, visit our independent website where you can see our full line of handcrafted seed paper:

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
Returns and exchange details
Due to the custom-made and perishable nature of our product, we cannot accept returns on most items and cannot accept returns of items made in specific colors or shapes. Nearly all of our products are custom made and perishable. Make your purchases carefully. If you require very specific colors, please send us a sample we can match to. Or, purchase a sample through our site:

Quality of craftsmanship and service is our top priority. We want you to be happy with your purchase. We make creative and unique things that inspire a lot of joy in others and want that joy to come to you too! If there is a problem with your order, please reach out to us on its arrival so we can correct it as soon as possible. You can reach us day and night at: holly [!at]

If you think you need to arrange for a return, you must contact us in advance. We do not accept returns without approval. If you have any questions, please be sure to get in touch. Thank you!
We accept payment via Paypal and credit card. You will know your order has been accepted when you see a graphic of an empty gift box that says your order is complete.
Most US orders ship via USPS First Class or parcel. Shipping upgrades to Priority and Express are available for most items.

If you have a time sensitive order, such as a pet sympathy card or funeral order, we strongly recommend upgrading to Priority shipping or Express shipping. It is faster and more predictable than First Class and parcel shipping. You are always welcome to upgrade to one of those faster shipping options at checkout. A rush order can almost always be accommodated, but please contact us first to make sure it is possible in the time frame needed.

Please note, VAT/duties/customs charges are NOT included in your purchase price. Your purchase may still incur customs charges, levied by your government and payable to them, not to us. We do not charge it. It is your responsibility to ensure that you enter your address correctly when ordering, pay the appropriate tax, where applicable, to your government taxing authority, and to retrieve packages waiting for pick up. Items sent back for failure to pay VAT or that are sent back after not being claimed or for incomplete or incorrect addresses are not eligible for refund.

WA state customers will be charged sales tax. Customers from other states will be charged a sales tax if Etsy is required to collect it. When shopping at only WA state buyers are charged a sales tax.
Additional policies and FAQs
How long will the seeded paper last?
- Our plantable paper has a shelf life of 12-18+ months and much longer when stored properly away from heat, humidity, and light. To preserve the paper, keep it dry and out of direct sunlight.

What type of seeds do you use?
- Our seeds are a premium garden flower of both annuals and perennials: Poppies, shasta daisies, calendula, snapdragons, cosmos, zinnia, cornflowers, dianthus/Sweet Williams, columbine, marigolds, lupine, and other garden flower seeds as available. All are relatively easy to sprout from seed and are native to North America. For orders outside the US, we use a slightly different mix of seeds that is appropriate to the area. We do not recommend wildflowers because these are not suitable to plant in all areas and can be too 'weedy' and spread beyond where they are wanted.

Do you create custom items?
- Yes! We have a set up charge for custom pieces. This cost depends on the type of work needed and is generally $40-250. This is in addition to the cost of the item.

To learn more about us and plantable paper visit: