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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Seed Saver Packets Tutorial

It's Autumn here and time to save some beans for seed next year. The seed packets I make help keep my seeds organised and they are a great gift to give to gardeners, young and old alike.
This is also a great craft project for the children to help with as well.

First cut paper to 15cm (6") x 20cm (8")

  Fold 4cm (15/8") along top and both sides and 2cm (3/4") along the lower edge. Cut out squares as shown.

    Fold corners of lower edge to the fold line. Measure about 1cm (1/2") on the upper flap and fold a taper so that the envelope is neat when sealed.

Apply double sided tape and seal the edges except for the top of course until you have filled it.
You can always leave them plain but I like to pretty them up.

I make a set of 10 and bind them with a band of paper to give as a gift for gardeners to save their seeds or I fill with my own seeds to share. It's important to provide information on the packet like; the name of course (maybe add a photo), sowing times, use by date, general cultivation tips that may be useful.


  1. Very clever! You always come up with such creative projects.

  2. Wow! What an amazing gift idea! I'm going to use this one soon!

  3. Thanks for the tutorial. I am an avid seed saver and this is a lovely way to present them.


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