It's the time of year for saving seeds, and I like to make these cute little packets to store them in.
They're a great way to use up or upcycle pretty paper, I use magazines or colouring book pages. And they're super easy to make, with no measuring or using templates. In fact it took longer to write out these instructions than it does to make a seed packet!
You will need
Fold the paper in half then open it out. Cut a centimetre off 3 sides of one half of the paper, starting and ending at the centre fold.
Fold the paper in half again, with the smaller side on top. Fold the edges over to create a crease, then unfold and cut a square notch in the bottom corner and cut the top into a flap shape.
Glue the side and bottom flaps down, but leave the top one un-glued cos that's where you'll put the seeds in. Once the packet is full of seeds you can tuck the top flap in, or glue it down. Don't forget to label the packet with the kind of seeds and when they were saved too.
Ta-dah! Finished! These also make great envelopes. And you can make them any size you like.
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