Seed Packet Template (both blank and with fill-in-the-blanks) makes it easy to save seeds or participate in seed swaps!
I have participated in a couple of seed exchanges over the years, and I always love the experience. It’s so much fun to get seeds from all over, and try out new varieties of vegetables. The one thing I like the most about seed swaps is making seed packets.
While I know I could order some packets to use, I’m just not that kind of person! I like them to be unique! Last year I made small packets and wrote the directions on each one, but the seed swap I was in last year was much smaller than the one I’m doing this year.
Because this year’s seed exchange is quite large, I decided that it would be worthwhile to create a seed packet template. While this will still require cutting out, folding, and gluing each seed packet, it will save a lot of writing time.
These seed packets will also be perfect for the seed saving I’m doing, as I change our garden to fully heirloom seeds.
And since I was already going to the effort of making seed packets, I thought I might as well share them with you!
How to Fold Seed Packets:
I found that it was easiest for me to cut down the middle of the packets, and then around them.
Front of packet. Turn it over, so the printed info is face down.
Fold in the skinny side. Apply glue to this strip.
Fold over the longer side, and press it to the glue.
Apply glue to the bottom, and then fold up and press it to the packet.
Write on the packets, if you haven’t already. It’s much easier to write on them before adding seeds. Add seeds, and then glue or washi tape the top flap down, and you’re ready to go.
I’m including a completely plain seed packet template, and a template with spots to write in seed planting depth, seed spacing, row spacing, and days to maturity. These are both in PDF format.
If you’re using the plain template, you can print it out on card stock and trace it to make cute packages on any pretty paper. This is a great way to use your old scrapbooking paper that’s lying around (if you’re anything like me!).
I’m not the most technically savvy person around, so for some reason this is adding a second page to the PDF. When you go to print, just select print page 1. I’m so sorry about that, but I can’t figure out how to get rid of the second page (if anyone kno.
You can fill in the blanks by hand, or upload the jpeg images I’m also including to a photo editor (I made these in PicMonkey), and type the name and answers. The font I used for the back of the package is Poppins. On the front of the radish package, I also used Sweet Pea, which is a font I’ve uploaded, not one that comes with PicMonkey.
You can see in this picture that the days to maturity was getting covered by the flap, so I changed the words the opposite direction in the printables.
I hope that this seed packet template comes in handy for you as you either save seed or participate in a seed swap!
Completely Plain Seed Packet Template PDF:
Completely Plain Seed Packet Template JPG:
Fill in the Blank Seed Packet Template PDF:
Fill in the Blank Seed Packet Template JPG:
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