Don’t be alarmed.

This is a ridiculously easy craft – as if I would ever post any other kind!

handmade seed packets

Noah “graduated” from pre-school today, and I wanted to make a little gift for him to give his classmates. As he is in both morning and afternoon sessions this meant making up about 30 gifts.

You already know that I’m not such a fan of “the goody bag“. And I was not looking to break the bank (or my back). I wanted something cute, easy, memorable and meaningful.

And since summer means gardening, and little hands need big seeds I immediately thought “sunflowers”.

I altered a printable I found over at Squirrelly Minds and created these little envelopes:

seed pack template

You can download the printable here.

And then with my newest love, Makr, I made some cute labels to pop on the outside!

makr, labels, stickers

I bought the paper here but you could use plain printer paper just as well (what can I say – me and kraft paper? We’re a thing…).

I cut and glued the envelopes over an episode or four of “Orange is the New Black” (are you watching too? Seriously, SO GOOD, right?), and Noah helped me put the stickers on and fill the envelopes. A little washi tape and they were ready to deliver!

handmade seed packets

These envelopes are just right for holding a few stickers, candies or tiny erasers. Use your copier to size it up a bit and it will be the perfect size for a gift card too.

handmade seed packets


  1. Shalagh Hogan on June 12, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    So cute.A lot of touching but a blog and watching tv are good excuses for these kind of projects. And Noah had pride of sticker placement too.
    ps. I too have a kraft paper ‘thing’ Sheri.

  2. Jessica on April 27, 2019 at 1:18 pm

    Hello! I found your template on Pinterest amidst a search for alternate “Goody Bag” ideas, and I wanted to thank you – it was easy to print and use! Thank you so much!!!

    • sherisilver on April 27, 2019 at 5:54 pm

      Oh great! I’m so glad – that seed packet is one of my favorite posts! Thanks for writing! 🙂

  3. Arfa Moore on August 28, 2019 at 6:48 am

    This is an amazing idea. You made it perfect actually I wanted to make this kind of packets but I didn’t have an idea about the material of the paper. I think now through this article I can make packets easily. Thanks!

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