Gardener's Blizzard Book

04/24/2021 01:00 PM - 03:30 PM ET


Spend 2.5 hours this Spring celebrating the growing season by creating your own handmade book for your personal garden needs or to share as a gift! In this course you will learn how to recycle paper into seed papers, expand your paper folding techniques, and explore book cover assemblage possibilities for your Gardener's Blizzard Book. If there is enough time you will also have the opportunity to make note cards and seed saving envelopes. In addition to making your Blizzard Books students will engage in topics about recycling, seed saving and plant preservation, and get tips about saving seeds and keeping garden notes throughout the year. All levels are welcome for ages 13 and up.


  • Scissors
  • X-Acto knife with a sharp blade
  • Elmer's purple school glue stick
  • Ruler
  • Cutting mat
  • Bone folder
  • Cardstock weight paper for covers
  • Paper bag or roll of paper for folding accordion 7 5/8" x 33"
  • Newsprint or recycled newspaper cut up into small pieces or run through a paper shredder
  • Blender or food processor for creating paper pulp
  • Mold and deckle, deckle box, or embroidery hoop with screen
  • Seeds to incorporate into paper
  • Parchment paper 
  • Extra stack of newspaper for pressing paper sheets