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Making Seed Packets

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homemade seed packets

We needed somewhere to store the sunflower seeds we collected a few weeks ago.  So, armed with a bit of leftover scrapbook paper, we put these seed packets together over the weekend.

If you fancy having a go yourself, here’s how:

First, find all the materials.

making seed packets

Then find a free seed packet template from the internet.  There are loads but we used this one.

printing seed packet template

seed packet template

making seed packets

And finally, fill with seeds :)

This is a great project to have up your sleeve for a school gardening club on a rainy day.  I sometimes use sellotape instead of glue with school groups, worried that if the glue doesn’t have time to dry, the seeds will end up all over the floor :(

If you don’t have labels, simply cut and glue blank pieces of paper to your seed packets and decorate as desired.  In fact, if you’re feeling very creative, print out templates on blank paper and decorate the entire seed packet with paint, pens, cut-outs from magazines, collage etc.

Oh, and don’t forget to store your seeds somewhere cool and dry – hot and humid like the kitchen or bathroom isn’t good.  Sunflower seeds can be planted in the spring so make yourself a diary note for March or April next year.

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5 thoughts on “Making Seed Packets

  1. Hi, I found you on Blotanical. Great idea for the seed packets. And here I make mine out of boring old used envelopes! lol I didn’t know about the online templates – thanks for the info!

    • Thanks Charlie b. I came across some seed packets recently that were made out of old envelopes decorated with plant pictures from a seed catalogue. They looked great and we’ll be trying those next :)

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  3. Print the template on card stock. Cut out and trace on back of paper, it will save on ink..

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