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!
I found some seeds of inspiration from
Adorable seed packets!
Once this seed of inspiration took root,
I made gift envelopes to enclose seed packets
or give with seeds from the garden. . .
An easy, fun, and inexpensive project for
a garden club, luncheon or party favor!
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.
I experimented with a plain piece of paper first,
folding and cutting to decide on a size for a template.
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.
I found some Recollections flower and butterfly page
embellishments in the scrapbook area that were
$3.99 for 20 pieces and then 40% off.
My Martha Stewart butterfly paper punch
provided a little fluttering and dimensional
metamorphosis & embellishment to the envelopes.
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.
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.
You can tie a stamped spoon plant
marker on to your envelopes
to gift with your seed packets.
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