Here is a way to give a bouquet of flowers that is a little different from the usual! Mount seed packets on skewers in a vase for a festive gift. Such arrangements can also be used for table centerpieces or party favors.
Tools and Materials
Packets of seeds, either purchased or handmade
- Tutorial on how to make decorated seed packets like the ones in my sample
- Template for 3.25 x 4.5 inch seed packet
- Template for a 2.5 x 3.5 inch envelope
Seed packet holder templates
Laminating sheets (optional)
X-acto or craft knife
Small hole punch
Wood skewers (available in grocery stores)
Decorative paper flowers
Needle tool or awl
Decorative flower-shaped brads
1. Download the template Seed Packet Holders. It includes two holder templates. Cut out and if you like, laminate for durability.
2. Use the template that is the correct size for your seed packet and cut out a piece of card stock of a color that is harmonious with your seed packet. Fold it in half.
3. Lay the holder piece flat on your cutting mat and place the template over it. Cut four diagonal slits through both your template and the front of the seed packet holder. When you use the template again, if you like you can draw lines through it with a pencil to indicate where to cut on the front of the holder.
4. Push a wooden skewer through the back of the holder so that the blunt end of the skewer ends up inside the holder butted up against the fold. Tape in place.
5. Slip your seed packet into the front of the holder and poke a hole with a needle tool or awl in the holder piece at each corner of the seed packet.
6. Take four small paper flowers in colors that go well with your seed packet and position them inside four larger paper flowers. Poke a decorative brad through each flower to make a flower center. Push the brads through the holes in each corner and fold brads over on the back. If you can use the brad tines to help hold the seed packet in place as you spread them that is a bonus.
7. Put double sided tape along the sides and bottom inside your holder. Fold the front down and press halves together.
8. Arrange your packets in a vase. You’re done!