I'm seeing signs of spring all over in Seattle - even through a crazy hail storm and downpour we had yesterday
. I made a bunch of these seed packet ornaments to give as a Spring celebration gift to friends and neighbors!
These are really easy to make and can be customized to your taste or the supplies you have on hand.
I used the following supplies:
- Wild flower seed mix
- Book pages
- Card stock
- Spring stamps + ink
- Sewing machine + thread
- Hole punch
- Ribbon or twine
Start by cutting your book pages (or paper of your choice) into 2 3.5" squares. Place the two pieces together and head to your sewing machine! With a ~1/4" seam, stitch around the right, bottom and left sides of the pages, leaving the top open.
You'll now have a little paper pocket!
Pinch open the pocket and fill with a couple of small spoonfuls of your wild flower seeds. Don't over fill otherwise closing your pocket will get a bit messy!
Shake all of the seeds to the bottom of the pocket and head back to your sewing machine.
Stitch across the open pocket top being careful to hold the seeds at the bottom so they don't spill out or get in the way of your needle.
The wild flower seeds will now be secure in their pocket and you can start decorating it any way you'd like!
I used a bee stamp and a set of floral stamps to decorate card stock and glue it to the front of the pocket. You could stamp directly on the pocket or decorate with stickers or markers or anything else!
Once you're happy with the design, punch a whole in the top of the seed packet outside of the stitching and run your ribbon or twine through for hanging.
On the back, you'll want to provide some simple directions for planting. I used the instructions on the back of the seed bag I purchased but dummied them down a bit
Lastly, give them away!! Try leaving one on your neighbors door, hanging one in the park, delivering one to a coworkers desk or give them away at a spring party! I think they could also make cute and simple wedding favors.
They are super simple to make so you can bang out a whole stack of them in an hour.