Thursday, February 01, 2018

DIY: Seed Packets from Seed Catalogs

Recycling old garden catalogs is a fun way to package up your seeds to give out to friends and other gardeners. It is also great to know how to be able to make your own envelope when you are out garden touring and someone offers you some seeds.


- scissors
- ruler
- pen/pencil
- old seed catalogs, garden magazines, etc.

1. Cut out a 4 inch x 4 inch square of paper
2. Fold the square in half diagonally to from a triangle
3. Next, fold the tip of the triangle down to just touch the bottom edge
4. Fold the lower right corner across to touch the upper-left edge
5. Then take the lower left corner across to touch the upper-right edge
6. Fill with seeds in the interior pocket
7. Fold the top triangle over to insert it into the outer pocket
8. Label it with the seed variety and date

Bonus Tip: It is nice to use a page with a photo and information that corresponds to the seed that is inside the packet.

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