Sunday, July 7, 2013

Garden Party Favors


Poppies, bachelor's button, calendula, & sweet william are done with their first blooms which means time to catch those seeds! Every year I grab a collection from our garden in hopes that the following year will be just as beautiful, if not better. I thought of a great and pretty way to stash those seeds. (So pretty you could use them as a party favors.) All you need is some crafting paper, your sewing machine, scissors, a ruler, double sided tape, & a few seeds.
I started off by folding my 12 inch scrapbook paper to leave a 1 inch lip on one side. Using a grid, or a ruler, cut the paper into 4 inch sections.
Sew your paper on either side. Stitch length should be set to two for optimal seed storage. If you choose a smaller, tighter stitch, you will most likely tear your paper. Too large of a setting will allow tiny seeds to escape.
I added a little curved corner. Place your seeds inside and a fold the lip over and seal with double sided tape. Don't forget to label!
All seeds you save should be completely dry and keep them away from sunlight and plastic bags.
"It is like the seeds put in the soil ~ the more one sows, the greater the harvest."
Orison Swett Marden
Next...time to host a garden party!
Happy Trails:)

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