Crazy Plant Trend of the Day: Plantable Faces


Crazy Plant Trend of the Day: Plantable Faces

June 13, 2009

So plantable paper—yeah, yeah, we all have gotten a wedding invitation or a thank-you note with a little label about how one could plant the paper and supposedly get a crop of wildflowers. I don't know if anyone has ever actually planted their paper, but this latest twist on plantable paper is truly odd...and awesome. 

Kelsey Pike, a papermaker in Kansas City, Missouri, uses recycled paper pulp mixed with an organic seed mix of clover, dill, china rose radish, daikon radish, Oriental mustard, arugula, fenugreek, broccoli, pink kale, red and green cabbage seeds to create these faces, which are pressed from doll face molds. She sells them on her Etsy store, $3 for 10 or $7.50 for 25. After soaking in water for an hour, Pike suggests that you should have a crop of sprouts within five days.

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