Plantable paper is a type of eco-friendly paper made from recycled materials with seeds actually lodged in the fiber of the paper. How it works: after planting the paper in your vessel or the ground itself, the seeds will sprout while the paper degrades into the soil. So at the end of the day, you’ve got your flowers, herbs or vegetables without any waste. Companies like Botanical PaperWorks create wonderful solutions to your plantable paper needs. They were kind enough to let us use their pictures below.

Papermakers have been producing paper including seeds in the United States since as far back as 1941, but international papermakers have practiced seed inclusion in paper for centuries. Commonly used for stationery, invitations, and decorative wraps, sprouting seed paper has enjoyed a resurgence of popularity in the United States recently. Seed paper has traditionally been handmade in smaller batches and is often made-to-order for clients. A wide variety of flower, vegetable, and tree seeds can also be used in seed paper for decorative effect.

We love it, of course, because of the eco-friendliness and design possibilities. A orange carrot-shaped card filled with carrot seeds, anyone? Or what about including seeds from the flowers in your bouquet in the thank you card after your wedding? Readers, can you think of a great way to use seed paper at your next event? Share in the comments below.




-William Fogler
WM Events

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