Packet flower seeds and especially greenhouse plants can add up to big costs in a hurry. Collecting seeds in the fall is one of those thrifty and, dare I say, fun things to do. Planning now for spring can reap great rewards.
These crisp fall days, I have been collecting seeds from my flowers for next spring's planting.
The zinnias, marigolds, and cone flowers (echinacea) have been especially beautiful this summer and fall.
It only takes a few minutes to shake seeds from the dried and overly spent flowers. Fall is such a lovely time to be outside and create this activity. You will have a lovely start for next year by doing so.
I simply love flowers! This is this gal's way of saving some money but also creating a little beauty along the way.
Not only did I want to save the seeds but I wanted a pretty package in which to save them.
This envelope template is perfect for that endeavor.
Flap three is folded down first. Then fold flap one over the back and using a glue stick glue it on top of flap three. Next fold flap four up over flap # one. This forms the envelope. After you have filled it with your seeds, fold flap # two down and tape the envelope shut.
There are just tons of possibilities in using this template. I had wanted to try painting one to look like a vintage seed packet.
It went from this:
Creating one of these cuties is so much fun. I could even see a brown paper bag with stickers or whatever your imagination comes up with used to decorate it. It would also be a great activity for children and grand kiddos.
The above is a scanned image of the template. I trust if you would like to try your own it will print for you.
I trust this has been an inspiration to save some money by collecting the spent flowers for seeds and has also given some ideas for creating a pretty envelope to place them!
Happy creating and gardening!.
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