About us

We are a family-run, independent business with a passion for environmentally responsible production. We make all our paper fresh to order in small batches using low-impact techniques, and our small shop employs two to three part-time workers in addition to ourselves. We have been making plantable seed paper since 1997 and opened our first online retail sales on in 2007. Since then, we have been the top-selling shop on Etsy for plantable paper thanks in part to our excellent craftsmanship, superb customer service, fast turnaround time, and unbeatable attention to detail. Let our creativity work for you!

Plantable paper makes for perfect wedding favors to celebrate the growing love of the couple, and is also a thoughtful choice for birthday party favors, baby shower favors, baptism favors, corporate promotions, and more.

Our seed paper is unique in the marketplace of plantable paper.

We use a carefully researched a blend of flower seeds and choose them specifically so that they are not wildflowers. This means the seeds do not spread beyond where they are planted, and do not spread like a wildfire, wreaking havoc in environments where they are unwanted. Our seeds are all native or well-established in North America. They are also non-GMO seeds and do not contain neonicotinoids (insecticides) that can be harmful to bees.

We also offer all of our seed paper designs in an herb seed mix (you can order an herb seed substitution) as well as vegetable seeds, by request. Our herb seed mix includes basil, chives, oregano, dill, parsley, lavender, and thyme.

Our flower seed list includes an assortment of pretty garden flowers — zinnia, cosmos, snapdragons, columbine, poppies, daisies, cornflowers, marigolds, Sweet Williams, and other desirable garden flower seeds. Cheaper seed paper contains lower quality 'weedy' seed varieties that we do not recommend. Our premium mix contains welcome garden flowers — some annuals, for first year color, and also some perennials for blooms in the years to follow.

As an added bonus, the flower seed varieties in our paper make well-loved and beautiful, long-stem flowers that can be cut and arranged into bouquets, another unique aspect of our seed blend.

Recycled Ideas plantable paper is the most environmentally-thoughtful seed paper available in the marketplace and is quite simply the best!