Burlap-wrapped Seed Packet Valentines

Looking for a special gift for your sweet pea? Forget the candy hearts… I’ve got the perfect Valentine’s Day craft: a simple seed packet wrapped in an easy burlap envelope. With no candy, no food dyes, and a budget-friendly price tag, there’s no better way to say “I dig you!” to your favorite garden lover!

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This one is great for grandparents, teachers, classmates…pretty much anyone. I’ve seen seed packets as low as 10 cents in the dollar store, so browse around for the best prices and you’ll spend about the same as you would on throw-away cards. Or, if your love is a garden fanatic like mine, make several and gift them in a pot or tied up with a pair of garden gloves. Those warm spring days are coming, and a reminder is sure to put a smile on your sweetie’s face!

First, choose your favorite seeds, either veggies or flowers. I’m doing easy flowers like marigolds for my son’s daycare friends, sunflowers and tomatoes for my mom, and a variety of spicy peppers for my husband. ;)

For the burlap, I used scraps from another project. Just cut a piece big enough to wrap around the bottom half of your seed packet. You’ll want it to be shaped like underpants (as my son aptly pointed out.)

Fold the bottom piece up, then wrap the two sides around the back and secure with hot glue. (Make sure that the amount and placement of your glue does not obscure the instructions on the packet!)

Then create a little saying for your tag. Use mine, or get creative!

A few ideas:

  • I hope our friendship keeps on growing! (Good for daycare, I think?)
  • For my sweet pea…
  • My heart “beets” for you!
  • You look “radishing!” (This one is on a pot holder in my kitchen.)
  • Let’s heat things up, Valentine! (habaneros, maybe?)

Print it out on your home printer, then glue it on pink or red paper, embellish with hearts, flowers, whatever you find in your craft supplies, and tie with twine. I got the twine shown at Target for $1.00.

Let the kids sign the tag for a personal touch. Your gift will be totally heartfelt with no yucky ingredients, and who knows…you just might spark a new passion!

 

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Comments

  1. I really love these! Burlap adds such a rustic charm to them!
    Amy Desrosiers recently posted..My Gluten Free Version of Panera Bread’s Tomato Mozzarella SaladMy Profile

  2. i LOVE this. SO much. my kids are huge into gardening with us and they would love this!
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  3. Very cute idea! Perfect for the gardener! Pinned

  4. Awesome idea for the home gardener! Love it
    Debbie Denny recently posted..Forget Candy Hearts! Take a Winter Ski and Wildlife Valentine’s Weekend?My Profile

  5. What a great idea!
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  6. These are super cute, love them! I will do this for my kid’s class this year, thank you for the idea : )
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  7. I love this Valentine’s idea and the saying is preciuos1
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  8. Awww that’s such a sweet idea, I LOVE that tage!
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  9. Helene Cohen Bludman says:

    What an adorable idea. I love your suggestions for the tags, too. Really cute.

  10. I love this Valentine’s Day craft!!!
    Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings recently posted..Chicken, Spinach, & Almond Pasta BakeMy Profile

  11. This is just an adorable idea and would make a wonderful gift for my Mom! She loves getting new flower seeds!
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  12. This a super great idea! Pinned it too. Hope some of my friends see it and give it to me as Valentine’s gift! :D
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  13. This is such a good idea, especially if you are giving Valentine’s and do not know if everyone can eat candy.
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  14. This couldn’t be more darling, and is such a nice non-candy gift.
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  15. I love most anything that is made with burlap. I am also a big fan of gardening. I would love to receive these as a gift!
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  16. very clever and rustic idea for a gift!
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  17. Valentine’s Day with keeping your health and the health of others in mind! I love it! This is so unique. I don’t think I’ve seen anything like it! I’m pinning this! :)
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  18. That’s one of the cutest ideas I’ve seen yet this year. I really love it, and I would be excited at any age to get it.
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  19. What a sweet, unique, and mindful gift! We will definitely be making some of these to give away. Love your blog too, by the way :)
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  20. What a sweet gift. I think it will be well received by anyone who receives it.
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  21. What sweet idea and something I can have the kids do as well. Will be perfect for the spring when I want to plant flowers. Thanks for sharing.
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  22. Such a cute Valentine gift idea. I love that it is not candy. That would be a cute craft for my 4H group.
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  23. Such a great idea for packaging. I was looking for phrases for seed packet valentines. These are perfect. I found you on the SITS FB group site.
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  24. I really love this idea! I am a gardening nut! Too bad I have already ordered my seeds or I’d order extra to send out as Valentine’s.
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  25. These are such an adorable idea! “I dig you.” Too cute! These would be so wonderful for teachers and daycare, but I also think it would be a fun alternative to candy and cards for classmates, too.
    Tonya Bangart recently posted..{Works In Progress} The Beekeeper’s QuiltMy Profile

  26. Super cute idea! Not sure whether to pin this to me Valentine’s Board or my Gardening one. Eh – how about both? ha ha!
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  27. I love this idea! May send to a favorite gardening friend with the words, “our frienship just grows and grows!”
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  28. That is such a cute idea! Very unique!

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