Seed Packet Gift Cards

Spring is just around the corner, and now is a great time to pick up seed packets for your seasonal planting. Garden stores everywhere are starting to stock up on great new product.

So this is also a good opportunity to put together a gardening-themed gift that will absolutely make someone's day! This seed packet accordion card provides pockets for seed packets and lots of space for pictures, journaling or personal messages.

You'll want to gather at least four packages of seeds, a sheet of 8 1/2x11 inch card stock, decorator paper in a gardening or outdoor theme and some coordinating ribbon.

Cut the card stock in half the long way, at 4 1/4 inches. You can use any color that coordinates - I just used white so you could see a little better.

Fold each into thirds.

Fold them in alternating directions to make five total sections when taped together in the middle.

The front of the card will be the panel that opens with the crease on the left hand side, like a real book. The back of the card will be the side that opens up backwards. On the back, tape down your ribbon in the middle. The tape will soon get covered up by decorator paper, so it will be hidden.

Then cover each page with decorator paper, matting it slightly smaller to allow the card stock color to show around the edges. Decorate the cover as desired, making sure the ribbon won't cover up your sentiment when tied.

Each panel will be slightly larger than your seed packet. 

If you are using four seed packets, choose four panels to add pockets to. Cut a rectangle of coordinating decorator paper to the same size as the card stock panel (which is larger than the decorator paper background) and cut diagonally to make the pocket opening.

Tape them down on three sides, leaving the cut edge open for the pocket.

Repeat as many times as needed to hold all of your seeds. You may need to fold the packets slightly to make them fit better, but this is usually not a problem because the packets are rarely filled all the way full. You'll have plenty of room to make them fit and look adorable sticking out the top of the pocket. Then just tie it up and it's ready to go to that special gardener in your life.


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