DIY Wildflower Seed Favors

Sarah made her own wedding favors using locally sourced wildflower seeds and test tubes for maximum packaging cuteness. The details were designed to a T, from the hand stamped initials on the beeswax seals to the tags.

 test tube wedding favor packaging

 wildflower seed wedding favors

What you’ll need:

– Plastic test tubes and corks from Etsy.com
– California Native Wildflower seeds from Eden Brothers
– Beeswax
– Cardstock paper. I added this poem printed on the tags: “Love is no hot-house flower, but a wild plant, born of a wet night, born of an hour of sunshine; sprung from wild seed, blown along the road by a wild wind. A wild plant that, when it blooms by chance within the hedge of our gardens, we call a flower; and when it blooms outside we call a weed; but, flower or weed, whose scent and colour are always, wild!”-John Galsworthy
– Hemp Twine from the craft store
– Metal printing press letters- put together to form our initials (repurposed from a vintage fleamarket)
– Stickers (made by my husband who is a graphic designer) to put on the tubes.

 eco friendly wedding favors

 test tube wedding ideas
Fill each test tube with Wildflowers. With a large needle or awl, punch a hole in the cardstock and run hemp twine through. Tie it in a knot. push the ends of the hemp twine down into the tubes, then put cork on to secure the poem cards. Heat the beeswax. Dip each cork into the beeswax and let cool slightly. Stamp the tops with the metal printing press letters.

18 Comments
  1. Hi there, I want to make these and I am wondering if anyone knows how much seed it would take to make about 60? I am using 4″ tubes. I want to use native seeds but am trying to keep prices down, and need to decide how much to get in 1/4 pound increments. Thanks!

  2. I tried this and was able to do 70 with one pound. I am having problems making the wax thick enough, suggestions please!!

  3. Good evening, thanks for this amazing post wildflower seeds and test tubes. I’m a blogger from Brazil and I write for a wedding blog named “Bouquet, Véu e Grinalda”. When I read your article I had an idea and I wrote about a invitation made with test tubes. I linked your site in my blog with one of your picture. I hope you don’t mind about it.
    Thanks for the inspiration.

    Felipe Guasti

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