Seed Envelopes

Made from recycled seed catalogs or gardening magazines


If you love looking at seed catalogs as much as I do, you may find yourself holding on to them for a long time. The same goes for gardening magazines. But after the current season, the catalogs really aren't relevant anymore, so I decided to do some investigating and see how many ways they can be recycled, or reused. This seed envelope project is probably my favorite.

For the tutorial, I chose to use white paper so that you can see the folds easier, but aren't they pretty when made from colorful sheets of paper or catalog pages? You could get real fancy with scrapbook papers and make them any size you need.

If you would prefer a seed envelope that has room for descriptions and seed starting information, check out my free templates here.

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Step 1
Cut a square piece of paper that is 3-1/2" x 3-1/2". I like to use a paper cuter because there are measurements right on it to make it easier and exact.

Step 2
Fold the paper into a triangle.

Step 3
Fold down the middle point about 3/4 of the way towards the fold.

Step 4
Take the remaining two points that are opposite each other and fold them inward to form an envelope shape.

Step 5
Insert seeds between the flaps and fold over. Use a piece of tape or small sticker to secure the flaps.

If you are looking for more ways to recycle seed catalogs check out my 20 tips here.

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