Botanical Interests seed packets are creative, informative, and unique. We commission local Colorado artists to illustrate each variety. The illustrations are beautiful, and convey the best qualities of each variety.
There are many ways to decorate your home, office or garden with the beautiful packet illustrations once your seeds have been sown.
Three decorating ideas for used seed packets:
- Empty seed packets
- Vintage spoons
- Refrigerator magnets
- Small shadow box or picture frame
- Mod Podge® waterbase sealer
- Small paint brush
- Glue stick
Idea #1: Spoon Art
Spoon art is a great way to add vintage décor to your garden while also identifying what has been sown. These spoons can be placed outside in patio containers or directly in the garden. They should last through the season and will require new packet art if you wish to display them the following year, as the sun will fade the art over time.
To make these, simply cut a spoon-shaped portion of artwork from the seed packet and use a glue stick to adhere it to the inside of a spoon. Press out any bubbles that form and allow to dry. Apply 3 to 5 coats of Mod Podge® allowing 10 to 15 minutes dry time per coat.
Idea #2: Seed Packet Magnets
Seed packet magnets are a fun way to dress up your refrigerator at home or your file cabinet at work! You can find blank magnets at craft stores, or recover magnets that you already have.
Simply trace along the magnet’s edge on that portion of the seed packet you wish to use. Use a glue stick to adhere the packet to the magnet. If you are having trouble getting the packet to adhere to the magnet, try using rubber cement in place of the glue stick.
Idea #3: Framed Seed Packet
Seed packets displayed in a picture frame or shadow box will embellish the walls in your home, office or garden shed. They also make fabulous gifts! What chef wouldn’t love beautiful, framed tomato artwork for their kitchen?
To make this craft, cut the fronts from the seed packets and place them inside a shadow box or picture frame. To keep them in place in the shadow box you can glue them to the back of box, or use decorative pins.
We’d love to see how creative you get with your vegetable dyed eggs! Hashtag your creations with #botanicalinterests.