Springtime is nigh! Spring means gardening, and gardening means plant seeds, of course. Now, we don’t know how you’ve been storing your seeds, but this is how we like to do it over here: Hand-painted DIY seed packets! It doesn’t get more cottagecore than this:
- White coin envelopes
- Acrylic paint in different colours
- Paint brushes
- Paint brush rinse cup with water
- Alphabet stamp set
- Black ink pad
- Your favourite seeds
STEP ONE: Get Prepped & Organized
Firstly, you’ll want to make a list of all the various types of seeds you’re looking to store in your DIY envelopes. You’ll need as many coin envelopes as you have different types of seeds. Assign each type of seed to an envelope.
STEP TWO: Get Painting!
Then, grab acrylic paint in different colours and hand-paint little illustrations to coordinate your seed types. We painted carrots, poppies, cucumbers and strawberries. Get creative, but again, we recommend keeping your designs minimalistic since the envelopes are so small.
STEP THREE: Stamp The Envelopes
Using your alphabet stamp set and an ink pad, stamp your envelopes with the names of each type of seed. Once stamped, don’t touch the envelopes for at least 5 minutes, allowing the ink to fully dry.
Now, simply fill your DIY seed packets with their corresponding seeds and store them in a box in a cool, dry place until you’re ready to plant them!
Images courtesy by Maca Atencio