If you've done some online shopping, recently moved or even threw a birthday party, there are probably more boxes floating around your home than usual. Cardboard is recyclable (in fact, 88 percent of all cardboard boxes in the United States were recycled in 2017), but there are creative ways to reuse cardboard, too.
One of those ways: handmade seed paper. If you’ve ever wondered how to make your own paper, this is a great, easy project. The seed paper makes nice gift cards, too—flower seeds are enmeshed in the handmade paper, so your card recipient can plant the paper and have a new “gift” when the seeds sprout. (Yet another reason that cardboard is sustainable: It’s biodegradable.)
Use the seed paper to make your own cards, place cards for special events—or, for people who are known for sending out greeting cards of their own, a bundle of them as a gift to share with others.