Seed companies generally produce seeds for amateur gardeners, to grow their own flowers, fruit
Many of the
Vintage Seed Packets Art And Ideas For Using Them
These beautiful floral images can be downloaded as just the original artwork. Or you can also download the floral art as vintage seed packets.
To download the images just click on the title above and a higher resolution picture will open up into another tab in your browser. Then you can either save the image to you hard drive or print them out straight away.
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How To Construct The Vintage Seed Packets
The catalog floral images have been placed in a vintage seed packet template.
On the floral art links below, click on the title to download the image as a pdf and click on the seed packet link below to download the same image as a seed packet.
- First, choose your flowers and print out the seed packet template.
- Cut out the envelope shape
- Crease and fold along the flaps
- Glue the envelope flaps together as in the picture below.
Making Upcycled Vintage Seed Packet Planters
A fun thing to make with the seed packets is some spring bunting and flower seed packet planters.
I used rusty old tin cans to make the planters. These were just tin cans that had been left in the garden to the elements for a few weeks.
- Sand off the loose rust where you will be sticking the seed packet label.
- Cut out the floral image from the center of the printed seed packet.
- Use a brush to wet the outside edge of the label. Then carefully tear around the edge of the image. This will give your floral label a more rustic/aged look.
- Using a decoupage glue such as Mod Podge, stick the label to the front of the tin can.
- Finally, to seal the cans and stop the rust flaking, cover the label and the outside of the tin cans with another layer of Mod Podge. If the panters are for outside then use a waterproof Mod Podge or sealer.
Planting the tin cans
I often use tin cans as planters. I have found the best way to use the cans as planters are to create plastic bottle inner pots. This helps with drainage and makes it easy to move plants between cans.
- Cut a small water bottle down in size to fit the height of the tin can.
- Punch some small holes into the bottom of the bottle.
- Fill the bottom of the bottle with a small layer of pebbles.
- Then plant the bedding flowers.
Another suggestion for using the seed packets is to make a seed packet box like this one here.
The Vintage Seed Packets Art Work
I love crafting with vintage images and I’m always of looking for new ways to display and use the images in crafts. I’ve used some gorgeous still life flower images to make an upcycled tray table.
If you liked these floral vintage seed packets then you may like these other free printable vintage floral illustrations.
This tutorial can be found on the top ideas for a repurposed garden.
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