Welcome to the Plant a Bloomer Press Office
Welcome to the Plant a Bloomer Press Office
The Plant a Bloomer range is the creation of designer Rani Deshpande. Prior to establishing her design studio Rani worked in graphics, gift design and publishing. In 2004, she created the invitations for her own wedding, and this inspired her to establish Rani Deshpande Unique Creations, a design service offering contemporary personalised invitations and gifts. For one of her first clients, Rani designed a paper flower embedded with seeds; a memento to give guests at their wedding. Created from a unique seed paper made from recycled materials, when ‘planted’ the flower would break down into the soil — and the seeds germinate to produce seedlings! The plantable flower proved hugely popular and soon became much sought-after as a memorable and environmentally friendly wedding favour.
In 2009 Rani launched ‘Plant a Heart’ for Valentine’s Day, the very first design in the Little Bloomers range. Recommended in numerous publications and shortlisted for eco-friendly Gift of the Year, Little Bloomers were an instant hit and continue to be a best-seller today. In 2012 Rani designed the Woodland Friends greeting cards, which take their inspiration from forest creatures of the British isles and were recommended in Vogue magazine upon their launch. 'Endangered', a range of 8 greeting-gifts, featuring animals in danger of extinction, were were launched in 2019. Marking a whole new concept in greeting cards, these innovative cards come with a needle and thread, and can be embroidered to create a memorable keepsake. Soon after the range was short-listed for the Gift of the Year Award in 3 different categories! Plant a Bloomer's latest release are Weave-Me cards, which are perforated with holes and allow sender or recipient to craft a myriad different designs, based around the motif of a heart, star and Christmas tree.
Rani’s work is inspired by her passion for colour, texture and style. She takes pleasure in working with everyday materials to create unique products that delight and surprise.
Eco Christmas Gifts to Plant and Craft
Plant a Bloomer, the home of British-made quirky gifts to plant and craft is excited to launch their 2021 Christmas collection. Below you'll find a few favourites, from tree decorations you can plant after Christmas to festive cards to craft.
Scalloped Star Christmas Tree Decorations £25.00
PLANT AFTER CHRISTMAS!
These stunning scalloped tree decorations are made from our special seed paper, handcrafted in our London studio from recycled paper and embellished with gold leaf. Hang up to admire on your Christmas tree and afterwards plant to grow native UK wildflowers!
Plantable Woodland Friends Seed Paper Cards £32.50
PERFECT FOR WILDLIFE LOVERS
Each design in this set of 6 greeting cards features a sparkling forest creature in a woodland scene. Delicately lasercut from our unique seed paper, the animals are embedded with gold and silver mica flakes and UK native wildflower seeds. Detach from the card and plant! Also available individually.
Star Weave me Card £6.95
CRAFT YOUR OWN CHRISTMAS CARD
An innovative kit, to craft a handwoven card for that special person. Use the blunt needle and gold flecked twine supplied to weave a star motif. The pattern of holes allows the star to be woven in a myriad of ways. Also available as a set with Christmas Tree and Heart Weave-me cards.
Leopard Embroider Me Card £6.95
CONSERVATION CHARITY DONATION
This dreamy card features an illustration of an Amur Leopard against a snowy backdrop and can be embroidered by giver or recipient, to make a beautiful keepsake. For each card sold, 50p is donated to a conservation charity. Part of a collection of 8 greeting cards featuring endangered creatures.
Have a browse through our complete range at our Press office. Get in touch to be the first to hear about our NEW Christmas products launching in September.
Plant a Bloomer is an innovative design studio specialising in unique gifts and greetings. The are known for their beautiful seed paper range, handcrafted in their UK studio from recycled materials. The studio was established by designer Rani Deshpande. Rani's work is informed by her passion for colour, texture and sustainability. She takes pleasure in working with everyday materials to create unique products that will delight and surprise.
Partnering with charity Plantlife on National Meadows Day
Plant a Bloomer is excited to announce that they have teamed up with charity Plantlife to support wildflower meadow conservation on National Meadows Day, Saturday 3rd July. Meadows and flower rich grasslands have almost entirely disappeared in the UK, with 97 percent of meadows lost since the 1930s. Plantlife is leading the creation of new meadows around the UK, with 12,000 acres created and restored since 2013.
On National Meadows Day, Plant a Bloomer will be launching their 'Adopt an Acre' appeal. For each one of their Plantable Tokens Boxes purchased, they will donate £1 to the appeal. Once £500 has been raised, they will be able to adopt an acre of a wildflower meadow in partnership with Plantlife and ensure it is protected for generations to come. Founder Rani Deshpande said,
"Sustainability and working with nature are at the core of our values. Our plantable seed paper cards and gifts are embedded with native UK wildflower species, so it is going to be just amazing to be able to support Plantlife and adopt our very own wildflower meadow!"
There are currently five different products in the Plantable Tokens Boxes range, including Summer tokens, Hearts tokens and Stars tokens. View the complete range of our Plantable Tokens Boxes. All plantable tokens are handcrafted from recycled materials in Plant a Bloomer's London studio.
Plant a Bloomer is an innovative design studio specialising in unique gifts and greetings. The are known for their beautiful seed paper range, handcrafted in their London studio from recycled materials. The studio was established by designer Rani Deshpande. Rani's work is informed by her passion for colour, texture and sustainability. She takes pleasure in working with everyday materials to create unique products that will delight and surprise.