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These 3-Step DIY Seed Packets are the Definition of Cottagecore

Seed Packets DIY in Just a Few Steps
Maca Atencio

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:



All the materials needed to make these DIY seed packs, laid out together on a craft table.

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  • 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

Related: Garden Veggies to Start right Now (Plus Easy Care Tips!)

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!

The DIY seed packs being painted in pastel colours with a thin blue paintbrush.

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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

DIY seed packs being stamped using small alphabet letter stamps and black ink.

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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.

Related: Container Gardening Guide: How to Grow Like a Pro

Et Voila!

A DIY seed pack labeled "Poppies" and painted with poppy flowers being filled with poppy seeds.

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!

Related: 15 Raised Garden Bed Ideas to Bring Your Backyard to the Next Level

DIY seed packs stored in two boxes - one, pale mint green and the other, a pastel salmon colour.



Images courtesy by Maca Atencio

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