This week I’m sharing one of my favorite cheap and easy DIY gifts. We’ll show you how to make unique and creative handmade garden seed gifts for family, friends, neighbors, coworkers, employees or even mom and dad! If you’re planning a budget wedding, birthday or a shower this would be a great party favor! AND It’s never too early to start thinking about Christmas gifts!
You’ll only need a few things to create a beautiful and easy DIY gift. Even if you’re not a hard core gardener with dry seeds ready to go, you can still create this little gift with seeds sold in bulk online (I’ll provide several options). If you ARE a hard core gardener then this is the time of year to start thinking about drying and saving seeds from your garden! Your seeds will be dry just in time for Christmas….check out the Christmas version we made below:
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Easy DIY Gift Hyperlinked Supply List:
- Proterra Craft Paper Seed Envelopes
- Metallic Sharpie in Gold
- Hero Arts Shadow Ink in Cup o’Joe Brown
- Floral or a Christmas Themed Stamp of your choice
- Craft Paper Gift Tags
- Red & White Bakers Twine or Jute Twine
- Clear Quilting Ruler
- Fresh Sprigs of Cedar, Pine, Thyme or Rosemary
- Wildflower Seed Mix in Bulk OR Bird & Butterfly Seed Mix in Bulk OR Sunflower Mix in Bulk OR seeds you’ve saved yourself.
|Gather Your Easy DIY Gift Supplies|
You may already have much of the supply list on hand if you’re the crafty, DIY type. I used sunflower seeds I dried at home which I have in abundance thanks to a banner year for sunflowers. If you want to know How to Dry Sunflowers for Crafting be sure to go over and check out my detailed article when you’re done here!
If you want to give away sunflower seeds without all the hassle of gardening I recommend the sunflower mix sold in bulk. Some other options available are the wildflower seed mixture in bulk or the bird & butterfly seed mix in bulk.
|Stamp Your Craft Paper Seed Envelopes|
I really like the monochromatic color scheme between the craft paper seed envelopes and the cup o’ joe brown ink. The colors work well together for a natural hand made garden gift like this. You can use the clear quilting ruler to help align the stamp parallel to the edges of the seed envelope.
|Label Seed Packet with Sharpie Metallic Gold Marker|
This is probably the trickiest part of this DIY gift because not all of us have beautiful handwriting. I like to use a clear quilting ruler to align my writing with the bottom of the seed envelope. If you’re really concerned about the presentation you can always write on the back of the envelope which won’t be seen until the envelope is actually opened. An easy option is to print out a separate label using your printer and affix it to the back or front.
I find it’s also helpful to note the year. Usually you write the year for planting….not the actual year the seed is harvested. It’s 2019 so you would write “for planting in 2020”. Seeds keep for 1-2 years so it’s good to know if they are still viable by having a date on the envelope.
If you have a large stamp collection you can experiment and see what looks best for your project.
|Wrap Seed Packets w/Bakers Twine, Attach Tag & Greens|
After you’ve filled your DIY gift envelopes with seeds wrap the seed packets in bakers twine or jute twine several times & tie one knot at the center. Attach the craft paper gift tag and tie a second knot to secure. Tuck one small sprig of greenery behind the bakers twine.
Isn’t this a great idea for easy DIY gifts! But don’t limit yourself there! What about giving away pumpkin seeds at your next spooky soiree? Just substitute a fall or Halloween themed Stamp!
I hope you enjoyed this quick & easy DIY gift and I hope you feel encouraged to make more easy DIY gifts this year. I know I love receiving handmade gifts and I’m sure your recipients will too! If you enjoyed this easy DIY gift be sure to head over to another DIY project I completed not too long ago: How to Make a Dried Hydrangea Wreath.
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