Make your own seed packets (packet templates)

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Last year I did origami seed packets last year which worked out pretty good though I only got two per sheet of paper and didn’t hold too many seeds (especially large seeds like peas) with the many types of seeds I am collecting this year I decided to try another option.

I looked online and found many templates, though I couldn’t find any with standard seed package sizes.  Eventually I gave up and created my own and thought I would share.

Small Seed Packet (2.75” X 3.00”) 4 packets per sheet pdf  doc  docx
Typical Seed Packet (3.00” X 3.75”) 2 packets per sheet pdf  doc  docx
XLarge Seed Packet (4.50” X 5.25”) 1 packets per sheet pdf  doc  docx

Basic idea is pretty simple, just print them out and glue the flaps on the inside.  I used a plain old grade school glue stick which worked out great.  Not only does this work great for new seeds collected, but I also used them to reduce much of the space my large seed packets were taking for a small number of very small seeds.

14 Responses to “Make your own seed packets (packet templates)”

  1. Matron Says:

    That is a great idea! I've also seen packets that you can add a photograph of the plant or veggie.


  2. The Cheap Vegetable Gardener Says:

    That reminds me I left the back blank so my kids could draw pictures of the flowers or veggies they were saving as well


  3. Choco Says:

    That's such a simple yet excellent idea!Adding a photo of the parent plant would be easy too.I shall be saving the templates and using if that's ok?


  4. Ellen Says:

    Yay this is amazing! Thank you!


  5. Red Icculus Says:

    Personally, I use a piece of paper that folds the seeds in then folds in on itself with no glue or tape. Yours is a great template. I should have put the plant info on them like yours. Thanks for uploading them.


  6. Rick Says:

    Thanks for this. I will be using these.


  7. The Cheap Vegetable Gardener Says:

    Choco, of course feel free to use them however you wish.Glad you all could find these useful as well.


  8. Anonymous Says:

    the "DOCX" files don't exist on all three sizes. Or at least I can't access them. I get an error from godaddy saying they don't exist. the PDF & DOC seem to work.ODOYLE RULES!!!JC


  9. The Cheap Vegetable Gardener Says:

    Anonymous, the DOCX files are up there now. Don't see enough Billy Madison references.


  10. allison o. Says:

    Thanks so much for posting these! I'm going to use them with our school garden classes!


  11. agwh Says:

    I know I am late finding this post, but I wanted you to know that I really appreciate the seed packet templates. I am going to a seed swap in November, and I was wondering how to package the seeds. Now I'm all set!Thanks!Amy


  12. Andrea Says:

    Thank you so much for posting this up, I was thinking of doing something like this for my wedding favors for our wedding in March!


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  14. chris Says:

    I know you posted this a few years back but I still wanted to say “Thanks”. The templates are a great idea and I appreciate your sharing them.

    Chris


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