Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Plantable Note Card - Recycle

  • 1-1/2 cups of 1-inch scraps made from newspaper, construction paper, or used printer paper
  • Large bowl of warm water
  • Masking tape
  • 6- by 10-inch piece of window screen
  • Blender
  • 9- by 13-inch baking pan
  • Packet of wildflower seeds
  • Bath towels
  • Markers

  1. Plantable Greeting Card Step 1 Place the scraps in the bowl of warm water and soak overnight.
  2. Fold strips of tape over the edges of the screen to make it easier to handle.
  3. Place the soaked paper into the blender, then fill the blender halfway with fresh water. Blend until the mixture looks like a thick, creamy soup.
  4. Plantable Greeting Card Step 4 Add water to the baking pan until it's a quarter full, then pour in the blended pulp. Add the packet of wildflower seeds and mix well with your hands.
  5. Plantable Greeting Card Step 5 Slip the screen into the pan so that it slides beneath the pulp and seeds. Lift it gently, catching the pulp mixture in an even layer on top and allowing the water to drain off.
  6. Lay the screen on a bath towel, moving it to a dry area when the fabric below is saturated. Let the paper dry for at least 24 hours.
  7. When the paper has dried completely, gently remove it from the screen. Add a message with the markers.


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