Despite the cold and snow, I’m thinking spring! Today, I can’t wait to show you how to make easy vintage seed packet crafts. I’m day dreaming about gardening, and there’s something about displaying these seed packets with beautiful vintage florals that just brightens up my mood.
How to Make Easy Vintage Seed Packet Crafts
Select Your Seed Printables
Beautiful vintage seed packet printables can be found in so many places. I purchased THIS printable from Etsy for only $5 and it includes 24 different designs. There are several other varieties available on Etsy, and I even found THIS one on Amazon that comes in the form of stickers, so you don’t even have to apply adhesive!
Some Vintage Seed Packet Options
Print and Cut
Decide what size you want your designs to be and adjust your print outs accordingly. The set of 24 that I purchased from Etsy came as jpg images, 8 to a page x 3 pages. It was easy to clip out one image at a time, adjust it to the size I wanted and print. You could also print out all 8 on one page, but they would be slightly smaller than a typical seed packet, which is generally 3.25″ by 4.5″.
For this project, I printed mine on just regular computer paper, since I was gluing them onto another surface.
Glue to Real Seed Packets or Seed Envelopes
For my “vintage” seed packets, I simply bought real seed packets at the Dollar Tree for a quarter each. Then, I used Mod Podge to attach my printed vintage seed label to the top. Easy Peasy.
If you think the image for the real seed packet might show through, you could glue an extra piece of paper behind the vintage label as shown. This step might also work well if your seed packet is slightly larger than your printable, and you don’t want the edges of the newer packet to show.
I selected this particular printable because it included vintage seed packets from Iowa. 💕🌷
Other Seed Envelope Options
If you don’t want to use real seed packets, you could certainly purchase brown paper seed envelopes like THESE, or even make your own envelopes using a free printable template. I kind of liked have real seeds in mine to add to the authenticity though, and you can’t beat 25 cents each at Dollar Tree!
I love how this easy little craft, some flowers, and few simple accessories makes the perfect vignette with so much spring sweetness!
Shop the Look
How to Make an Easy Vintage Seed Packet Banner Craft
Another way to display your vintage seed packet printables is to link them together to form a pretty banner. For this project, I printed my labels on cardstock instead of paper, to give them a bit more structure.
After cutting them out, I punched two holes in the top of each one and fed a long piece of twine through the holes. That’s it!
I attached it to my antique corner cabinet just to photograph it, but I have another purpose in mind for this banner, and can’t wait to show that to you soon!
A Bright Pop of Spring Color
And just like that, you’ve finished a simple little spring craft that adds a pop of spring color to brighten up your space!
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