How to Make Easy Vintage Seed Packet Crafts

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

How to Make vintage seed packet crafts.

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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45 thoughts on “How to Make Easy Vintage Seed Packet Crafts

  1. Oh my Niky, I love these vintage seed packets. Great idea gluing them to seed packets. I also like the banner idea. Thank you for sharing.

  2. So cute! I made a similar seed packet garland last year; it has a great cottage/farmhouse/vintage vibe. I have black thumbs but loves flowers–and veggies and have never given up!

  3. Niky, this is such a great project! You are so incredibly creative! I can’t wait to give this a try. It is so much fun to hop with you. Happy Spring! Pinned!

  4. Your seed pack vignette is adorable, Niky. Thank you for the very detailed instructions, and where to find them.

  5. Just popping in again to say we liked this so much that we are featuring it at the Farmhouse Friday Link Party tomorrow! Hope you stop by and check out the new announcements and link up again. Pinned!

  6. These are great ideas! I love using seed packets as part of a spring gift bag or box. Even though we don’t have gardens here in AZ, they work as décor, as you’ve shown us in this post.

  7. These are so sweet, Niky! That was so clever to glue the vintage covers to Dollar Tree seed packets. The vignette you created in your kitchen is lovely. I love the banner, too! It was fun hopping with you. Pinned 🙂

  8. I love this sooooo much! I am going to have to do this to decorate! And, I have a friend with a birthday in a few days and you, my friend, have inspired a birthday gift for her. Love hopping with you this weekend!

  9. Oh how this reminds me of my Grandma, who taught me how to garden. What a perfect idea, to use them as a display. I had never thought of that before, but it would fit in so perfectly with my decor.

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