For a quick, easy, and cheap stocking stuffer gift idea try a homemade seed packet! I learned how to put together these seed packets that use a technique of paper folding from Nancy Ondra's blog Hayefield House. Go take a look at her post titled Origami for Seed Savers to learn how. The only thing that you need to do to make these seed packets suitable for Christmas presents is to use the leftover bits of wrapping paper. Not only is it easy to do but it's environmentally friendly since the leftover bits of paper won't end up in the trashcan.
Just make your packet following Nan's instructions then label the outside and put a little gift tag on it. Now you have a cheap and easy Christmas stocking stuffer idea. After all what else are you going to do with the two thousand marigold seeds you collected?
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Tuesday, December 23, 2008
A Last Minute Stocking Stuffer Idea
Labels: seeds and seed starting
Dave is the author of Growing The Home Garden and runs a small nursery business growing vegetables and herbs for local customers in Spring Hill, TN. (Blue Shed Gardens or FB page). He has written for gardening publications, Troy-Bilt, and Lowe's and is available for garden consultations. Dave gardens organically, is a Real Estate agent, and when he isn't writing, collecting seeds, or propagating plants he's parenting his 4 children as a stay at home dad.