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4.16.2013

guest post: printable seed packets

Why hello!! My name is Dawnelle and Shannon and I have decided to switch blogs for the day so we can meet some new friends! I hope you don't mind... Before we get started let me introduce myself a little. I am considered many things, mother and wife at the top of the list. It wouldn't be a good introduction though if I left out lover of sharpies, chief executive nose wiper, avid obsessor of texture and fabric, head laundress, or bohemian lover and interior designer. I write over on Just Dawnelle about my sweet family... what I think, feel, love, believe, and do to get myself through this adventurous thing called life!


I'm super honored to be here with you today sharing a little spring project with you! Shannon is marvelous isn't she? So are you ready for a little project that could be perfect as a hostess gift, teacher gift, or special little treat for a good friend? Let's do this!


The time is coming, spring is coming... which means the time is coming to plant! Oh I can't wait for all things green and fresh... flowers... herbs... fresh vegetables and fruit... I'm DYING for something green! Plus don't you think there is something magical and creative in growing something?

So, in honor of that wonderful time of year I put together this little herb garden kit, complete with a free printable for the labels, for a few friends of mine. It has all the seeds in one place to plant a fabulous, delicious, aromatic herb garden! Throw in an adorable pair of gardening gloves, maybe an apron or pair of rain boots and you have yourself the perfect little spring gift!

SUPPLIES
 Paper cutter (or scissors)
Glue Stick
Stapler
Seed packets
Small flat pack glassine bags (3-1/4" x 4-5/8")--You could totally use brown kraft paper or cello if you wanted to! (My bags came from here)

 
INSTRUCTIONS
Begin by printing the labels here and cutting them out. Each label has the name of the herb and a small description on the front and the growing and harvesting instructions on the bag. The printable includes labels for sweet basil, cilantro, oregano, parsley, rosemary, and thyme.


Take each label and fold them in half so the title is on one side and the instructions on the other.


Time to fill the bags! Pour a few seeds into each glassine bag. Be sure to keep your seeds labeled so you don't get things mixed up. Once they're in the bags it is pretty easy to get them mixed up.


Fold over the top of each bag twice (so you don't have any magical escaping seeds) and staple to keep it closed.


Add a little glue to the folded label and attach it to the bag! You can always staple the label as well if you would like. I didn't want to see the staples though so I chose glue.


Ta-da! Tiny little packages of seeds. Tie them all together with some trendy baker's twine, stripes of fabric, or a great piece of trim and there you have it!! An adorable little packet of seeds perfect for a small little container herb garden! What do you think?


Download the printable labels HERE.

Well what did you think? Isn't is so super fun and easy?? Be sure to head over to Just Dawnelle and check out some other fun projects here and stick around... let's be friends shall we?

9 comments:

  1. those look really great! What a fun gift!

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  2. These are absolutely adorable - I love them! I will be sharing on my Facebook page later this week! Thanks for sharing at Monday Funday! Take care, Laura

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  3. This would make a really great gift for a my green thumb friends!! Thanks for sharing! It was nice to meet Dawnelle here and now time to check out her blog!

    ~ Darlene

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  4. They are so pretty! Perfect for gifts at spring time!

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  5. What a sweet gift to shelter a friend. They'd be easy to put in the mail, too. I still love snail mail!

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  6. This is so cute. What a lovely hostess gift or wedding favor. Pinning! Stoppin by from Think Tank. Blessings~Wanda

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  7. What a great idea! I love to receive that as a gift. So glad you stopped by and linked up at Transformed Tuesday this week.

    Hugs,
    Peggy~PJH Designs

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