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At almost $15 US apiece, plus shipping from the UK, you won’t catch me smashing too many of these seed-laden ceramic pineapples in the near future. Give me a half-dozen at that price, packed in hay inside a roughly-stenciled wooden crate (“HAND GRENADE, FLOWER SEED, 6CT, NOT FOR EXPORT”), and we’ll talk. Still, pretty appealing concept–you got the flower power, the military cool factor, and the visceral appeal of smashing a ceramic pot all rolled into one.

Update: Woops! Looks like I got the pricing wrong. €12 actually gets you three of these puppies, which seems a bit more reasonable. Sorry flower grenade maker people!

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I write for MAKE, serve as Technical Editor for MAKE magazine, and develop original DIY content for Make: Projects.


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  1. mrmeval says:

    Filled with pot seed it’s every hippie’s dream to get back at the man for his oppression!

  2. Roach says:

    Seems like it’d be pretty ripe for a remake. Two two-part molds (one for the body, one for the cap), some sort of water-soluble plaster for the grenades, fill it with seed and soil and glue the cap on.

    I’ve got a cousin that sells produce at a farmer’s market. I’m sure these would go like hotcakes there.

  3. Empress says:

    I really love this idea. I wouldn’t mind a few of those lovely grenades lurking in pieces in my garden. :)

    I remember reading something recently about ‘seed bombs’ on a low-budget, homemade scale…

    Aha! Found it:

    http://www.sweet-juniper.com/2010/03/bomb-detroit.html

    and the follow up

    http://www.sweet-juniper.com/2010/04/seed-bombs-with-kids-of-georgia-street.html