Making cute seed packets is fun and it’s nice to make such a practical thing yourself. We let a bunch of our garden plants just go to seed this year so We had about a million tons of coriander, some lettuce, arugula and a few others. You can just use a regular mailing envelope but us crafters often like to make work for ourselves and here’s how:

The Allotment Junkies have a nice print out template. you print these, cut them out and can either gulue or tape the packets together.

I like the origami versions too. With these you do not need a printer or tape or glue, just any paper will do. I like using just a brown paper grocery bag. The Cheap Vegetable Gardener has a tutorial for an origami seed packet. Over at Maggie Wang‘s site she has a tutorial showing how to make an origami packet that is like a cute little tent shape.

Crafting a Green World has a nice tutorial for making seed packets out of paper grocery bags. Her tutorial includes a quick one on how to use open source graphics programs like GIMP (good if you don’t have photoshop!) and how to get your grocery bag through your printer. I like how she combines it with making herself a business card!

More cute print out templates can be found at Around the House, Vale Design, and Content in a Cottage.

Alternately, ideas for recycling your store bought seed packets (besides saving them for more seeds from your plants…)
Check the comments on this post by Recycle This for some good ideas!

By Minnie




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