How to make your own seed packet favors

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How to make your own seed packet favors
Seed packets make unique and useful favours. (seeds image by Jane from Fotolia.com)

It is unlikely you'll find yourself with enough space and patience to plant all of the seeds that your garden produces. One interesting way to relieve yourself of all of those seeds is to create seed packet favours. These handmade and decorated seed packets can be given out at parties, handed out to your colleagues or even saved for next year's garden. And they are quite easy to make. Simply cut out the template, assemble and fill.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Paper
  • Printer
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Pen

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Choose the type of paper that you will make your seed packets out of. Any thick, high-quality printing paper will work. Consider using patterned or textured paper for a decorative flair.

  2. 2

    Print out a seed packet template. There are many available online, and a few are included for you here, in the Resources. Simply print out the template directly onto your chosen paper. If your printer cannot handle the paper you've chosen, print out the template on plain paper, cut it out and then trace it onto your paper.

  3. 3

    Assemble the seed packet. Cut it out and glue it according to the template's instructions. Leave the top open so that you can fill the packet with seeds.

  4. 4

    Write the seed information on the back of the seed packet. Include the type of seed and a few simple planting instructions on the back. If you do not want to hand write the information, type it, print it and glue it to the seed packet.

  5. 5

    Decorate the front of the seed packet. You can write the recipient's name, advertise your gardening blog or add stickers, drawings or pictures.

  6. 6

    Add the seeds to the packet and seal it.

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