It is still too early to actually do any seed starting and while I still had my seed stash out on the dining room table, I had a BRILLIANT idea.
Making your own seed packets is nothing new and there are many free templates out in cyber space, but I came up with something a little different. I have a collection of 12x12 inch scrapbook papers that are medium to heavy weight in gorgeous patterns and colors that are just taking up space on a shelf. I thought they would make nice seed packets.
What you need:
- Seed packet template. You can even disassemble a seed packet and trace around it for your pattern.
- Your choice of papers (even catalog pages will do)
- Elmer's repositionable glue stick for the flap
- Regular craft glue stick
Print your template on the WRONG side of your paper. You will want to have your fold lines on the inside so everything will look nice & neat when completed.
Cut out each pattern. Most seed packet templates don't show it, but be sure to bevel the fold flaps, bottom flaps, they will fold much neater.
Use your ruler to score the fold lines and fold them.
Next seal the side and bottom flaps with craft glue.
Use the Repositionable glue for your top flap. That way it is resealable. No more torn envelopes & seed spills!
Label your packets. For my labels I used self-stick address labels. My handwriting is not the best and some of my papers were darker & with lots of bold designs and handwriting wouldn't look good on them. By using labels it's easy to see what each packet contains & everything is consistent.
Bevel the fold flaps