Seeds of Inspiration: DIY Seed Gift Envelopes

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I’m joining The Novel Bakers for Garden Week!

You’re invited to pull on your gardening gloves and dig in with some virtual gardening as we share books, tour gardens, set tables, and enjoy some garden-inspired projects & recipes this week!

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I found some seeds of inspiration from

In and Out of the Garden. . .

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Adorable seed packets!

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Once this seed of inspiration took root,

I made gift envelopes to enclose seed packets

or give with seeds from the garden. . .

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An easy, fun, and inexpensive project for

a garden club, luncheon or party favor!

DIY Gift Seed Packets

I started with scrapbook paper you can find at a craft store with single sheets for as little as 50 cents each or found in scrapbook paper tablets.

My scrapbook pad came from Michaels with a weekly 40% coupon.

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I experimented with a plain piece of paper first,

 folding and cutting to decide on a size for a template.

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I ended up with 8 x 8 1/2 inches, large enough to fold the end ups and to tuck a standard-size seed packet inside. I used a bowl as a template to make some curves for the sides and the top flap to dress it up a bit.

DIY Seed Envelopes

I found some Recollections flower and butterfly page

embellishments in the scrapbook area that were

$3.99 for 20 pieces and then 40% off.

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My Martha Stewart butterfly paper punch

provided a little fluttering and dimensional

metamorphosis & embellishment to the envelopes.

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 Heavier card stock in the scrapbook tablets will need double stick tape or a dot of hot glue to secure the bottom flap of the envelope. Miter the bottom corners so the flap is less bulky.

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My violas have gone to seed so I harvested some to plant this fall. Make sure the seeds are completely dry before enclosing them in a plastic bag to tuck inside the envelope. I dried some blooms in the microwave to tuck inside the bag and envelope with the seeds.

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You can tie a stamped spoon plant

marker on to your envelopes

to gift with your seed packets.

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for Garden Week:

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Rattlebridge Farm

DIY Gift Seed Packets & Envelopes

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  27 comments for “Seeds of Inspiration: DIY Seed Gift Envelopes

  1. Lynn@Happier Than A Pig In Mud
    May 30, 2014 at 5:54 am

    A very cute idea Mary! Love the pretty flowers tucked in with the seeds:@)

  2. May 30, 2014 at 7:30 am

    I love these pretty envelopes! I am going to do this:)

  3. Phyllis Farr
    May 30, 2014 at 8:01 am

    Hope someday you’ll start selling your wonderful things. Those of us who don’t make or take the time (or have the talent) to do these wonderful things would be delighted to be able to buy… :)

  4. May 30, 2014 at 8:10 am

    Love!

  5. May 30, 2014 at 8:13 am

    Love the little envelopes! What a great idea for a bridal shower or baby shower to give as little guest gifts. They have sayings to add with the seeds for either the bridal or baby showers. Mary, cute idea for DIY!

  6. May 30, 2014 at 8:13 am

    Did you make or purchase the stamped spoons? I just bought this same scrapbooking paper at Joann’s. I LOVED it. Love the ideas. Keep up the good work.

    • May 30, 2014 at 11:19 am

      Hi Cookie, I purchased them, I have the stamps and spoons to do it but haven’t gotten around to it. The Keep Calm and Garden On came from here. and I found the other ones on Etsy too :)

  7. May 30, 2014 at 8:19 am

    Oh my gosh Mary, what a creative, beautiful and practical gift idea. I love this! xo

  8. May 30, 2014 at 8:33 am

    So adorable! And such a sweet gift idea!

    Jeanine

  9. May 30, 2014 at 8:40 am

    Absolutely gorgeous! Great idea!!!

  10. franki
    May 30, 2014 at 8:58 am

    Luv this…”think” I could do this, too!! That is a gift that keeps on giving! franki

  11. Melissa Leach
    May 30, 2014 at 9:07 am

    What a sweet and wonderful gift, and a DIY to boot! Thanks for sharing. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this.

  12. Vanessa
    May 30, 2014 at 10:20 am

    These are ADORABLE – And you are unbelievably creative and clever. thanks for sharing!

  13. Rattlebridge Farm
    May 30, 2014 at 11:11 am

    A brilliant, beautiful idea. Oh, I LOVE this! Your creativity is in full bloom with these gorgeous seed packets. The step-by-step is perfect–using a saucer to trace the halfmoon curve is a better-than-Martha tip. Now I know what to do with my foxglove seeds and the pansies. The packets have so many uses, from gift tags to party favors–and they are so functional and pretty for gardeners. See you tomorrow! xx

  14. May 30, 2014 at 11:23 am

    A beautiful gift! I love this idea, especially with that little added touch of the spoon. I need to remember to gather seeds. Other than my poppy and larkspur seeds, I never think to collect seeds. Are you going to host a garden luncheon and have these for party favors? What a treat that would be. I’m off to pin this idea. Thanks!

  15. Teddee Grace
    May 30, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    No template? These are wonderful.

    • May 30, 2014 at 12:18 pm

      Thanks Teddee, It’s a rectangle that’s 8 x 8 1/2″ with curves cut with a bowl, very easy to or alter to your preferred shape :)

  16. May 30, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    SQUEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL~ I ADORE THIS! i had thought of something like this, but the lemon lavender was so easy i just went that way, but i LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS! of course we think alike, yet vastly different and that is why i adore seeing you play! oh you have no idea the seeds i have collected over my lifetime, which is why this tickles me so, i rivaled burpee for a few seasons! the hours i spent in my greenhouse separating the chaff from the seed still makes me smile, i am such a hands on gardener that i can’t help but swoon a bit for the simple joy of watching you collect so beautifully…

    and damn i wish i had me some spoons, i cannot find any around here to play :-(

    again thanks for making this week extra special, i just love all things garden and a week of hard play, makes me feel gay!

  17. May 30, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    oh my goodness Mary, you have totally blossomed with these brilliant seed packets! They are so special, who wouldn’t be thrilled with such a treasure, especially tied with a stamped garden marker~you’d better be careful, people will be clamoring for these, you might have just started a business! I know you are going to have a wonderful time playing with these in future vignettes, they are fabulous!
    Jenna

  18. May 30, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    What a sweet craft! I like the papers you’re using for the seed envelopes. They would make the cutest party favors!

  19. Cheryl
    May 31, 2014 at 7:11 am

    Fabulous …just fabulous!! Loved everything about today’s post. Your seed packets are so beautiful. What a wonderful gift. Who wouldn’t want to receive them (that us if you can bring yourself to part with them). The spoons are just grand. I adore them. I know I’d really have trouble giving those away!

  20. May 31, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    Absolutely wonderful idea. I love the packets!

  21. June 2, 2014 at 8:36 am

    Just love your seed packets. Could you go into more detail on how you made them, if you can. Where did you put the fold lines and other need to know items.

  22. June 2, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    Those are so sweet!

  23. June 16, 2015 at 3:59 pm

    I have been going to make seed envelopes and found this on Pinterest….LOVE!!!!

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