DIY Seed Bombs

07/04/21 | By Maria DeBlassie, Ph.D.

DIY Seed Bombs - Maria DeBlassie

Nothing says spring like planting seeds or enjoying the beauty of bright flowers splashed across your backyard. There is no better way to enjoy both delights than with these super easy seed bombs. What's a seed bomb, you might ask? It's just what it sounds like: a ball of dirt and seeds that you can throw anywhere in your garden. They make lovely gifts for spring celebrations like Easter--better than sugary confections. They are a gentle way of bringing beauty to the lives (and yards!) of those you love.

I used a mixture of organic flower seeds that would attract butterflies in my seed bombs because my little niece is in love with butterflies right now--and bright flowers. Now she can have both in her backyard! You can feel free to use any kinds of flower seeds you would like, however. You can find the red clay at your local herb store (it's the same stuff you would use for a face mask). Go easy on the water--just mix in a little at a time until the dirt and seeds are just wet enough to form balls otherwise you end up with soupy seed-sprouting mud.


1 cup red clay

1/2 cup soil

1/4 cup seeds

Approximately 1/4 cup water

Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl and slowly, one tablespoon at a time, add the water until the mixture is just wet enough to form balls. Then roll blend into one inch balls and let rest on a drying rack overnight. Make sure there is plenty of air circulation--you want the dirt to dry or else the seeds will begin to sprout! Makes about 9 seed bombs.

This post originally appeared on Enchantment Learning & Living, where true magic is in the everyday!

Magical Living by Maria DeBlassie


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