How to create your own seed bombs

Welcome spring with an array of wild flowers – these simple seed bombs created by Rebecca Sullivan make a great gift and are fun to make too


Seed bombs are a great way to make gardening a little more fun. Just scatter a few of these simple homemade balls in any bare patch of your garden and you’ll soon have a gorgeous patch of wild flowers welcoming beautiful bees and butterflies into the garden.

They are super simple to make too and make brilliant presents come springtime. You could even customise them by including seeds for your intended recipients favourite blooms.


You Will Need

  • Wild flower seeds (2 tbsp)
  • Bentonite clay (1/2 cup)
  • Potting soil (1/2 cup)
  • Water (1/2 cup)
  • Tray lined with baking paper
  • Glass jar
  • Ribbon

Step 1

In a ceramic or glass bowl, mix the soil, seeds and clay. Slowly add the water little by little, mixing all the time until you get a consistency that is rollable – a little like when you’re making bliss balls.

Step 2

Roll the mixture into small balls and lay onto your tray with space between each one. Leave in a well ventilated space, out of direct sunlight, for 48 hours or so until dry.

Step 3

Pile into a clean, dry jar and wrap with a length of pretty ribbon. Now they’re ready to present as a gift.