Sunday, May 13, 2012

Week # 17 - Seed Bombs

Continuing on a spring theme, (at least it now feels genuine as the sun has decided to come out!) I've whipped up a few little seed bombs for this week's craft.  If you don't know about guerilla gardening, you should really check it out  as it is an interesting and fun activity, whether you are a doing it as an environmental activist, or just a person who'd like to add a little colour to dull and dirty space in your neighborhood.

I've been told by a few people that making seed bombs is really fun and simple, but until I sat down to do it myself - I hadn't realised just how easy it is!

Simply mix natural clay, compost, seeds and water in the right proportions (there seems to be a really variety of recipes out there so you can't really go wrong)... shape and then let dry.

Simply mix clay and compost/potting soil

 Add seeds
 Mix well, and then press...
 or roll into shapes...
 and then remove and let dry!
My seed bombs were a little too squidgy to remove from the ice cube tray, so I set them in the freezer for about 5 minutes just so they were hard enough to remove and let dry.

You can make them in all shapes and sizes, but I thought these flower ice cube trays made a great mold.

As always, this set of 12 mini seed bombs will be auction for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Unfortunately, last week's Seed Paper didn't sell - so you can also bid on those as they will be relisted alongside the seed bombs this week!


  1. Oh wow! these look fanatstic... and so easy to do! Thanks so much for sharing. I followed you over from Rainbow Vintage Home and I am so glad I did. It's busy hive of activity around here, such a treat! *hello from your newest follower, Hazel.

  2. Brilliant!! I'm thinking of making some in a few weeks time and just wondered where you got the clay from as I'm having trouble sourcing it?? Thanks

  3. You can by powdered clay at a lot of art shops (used in pottery) or I think you could probably use regular terracotta/dark modelling clay as long as its 100% natural, and there are no chemicals, etc added. Good luck with it, and please report back and let me know how it goes! x