Bring charming cottage garden vibes into your seed storage and organization with our “cottagecore” inspired seed packets. Print the free PDF designs and follow our easy tutorial for creating “garden”, “flower”, and “herb” seed packets. Use the packets to store extra seeds or share as a gift or party favor.
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“Cottagecore” Project Series
These charming seed packets are part of a series of “cottagecore” inspired projects that channel all of those yummy cottage vibes. Warm, cozy, dreamy, nostalgic, and romantically moody. Be sure to check out the other posts for “cottagecore” goodies: wall hangings, garden journal, and garden pots.
The cottage garden seed packets are perfect for storing extra seeds, but they’re especially perfect for gifting or using as party favors. Seed packets are one of my favorite things to gift at parties. They are a great alternative to sugary treats or common party favors. And they are super inexpensive and easy to assemble. Here are the materials you will need to create your own seed packets:
- High Quality, Heavy, Bright White Paper (you can use cardstock, but it may be too heavy to fold properly)
- Glue Tape or Gluestick (the gluetape makes this project much easier, especially if you are making multiple packets)
- Downloaded Printable Designs (found at the end of this post)
Start by printing the designs onto high quality, white paper.
Cutting Out the Seed Packet
Following the lines, carefully cut the cottage garden seed packet away from the paper.
Folding the Seed Packet
Once the seed packet is cut out, place on a flat surface. Firmly and smoothly fold the bottom tab.
Then, firmly and smoothly fold the side tab.
Gluing the Tabs
Using a glue tape runner, add glue to the tops of the folded tabs. The glue tape applies precisely, which is important. A gluestick may be too thick or difficult to control. But if it’s what you have on hand, then do not allow the glue to go anywhere outside of the tabs. Otherwise your seed packet will glue together and you won’t be able to fill it with seeds.
Now, precisely and carefully, fold the seed packet in half. Place the back side of the seed packet so it’s lined up evenly with the edges of the tabs. Press down and allow the glue to adhere. Smooth with fingers.
Filling Out the Seed Information
Before moving on, it’s time to write out the plant name, package date (this date can be found on the original package), and planting instructions on the back of the seed packet. It’s not crucial, but choosing seeds that would be found in an English cottage garden would be a great compliment to the “cottagecore” aesthetic.
Adding Cottage Garden Seeds and Closing Final Flap
Fold the top flap firmly and smoothly. Open the flap back out and add cottage garden seeds to the packet.
Fold the flap to the inside the seed packet (if you fold it to the outside, the flap will cover up the design). Add glue onto the top of the flap and glue the seed packet closed.
And that’s it—a cottagecore seed packet!
Here is the finished seed packet. Can a seed packet be romantical? Because I think it’s positively romantic.
English Cottage Seed Packet
Flower Seed Packet
As part of the “cottagecore” seed packet set, here are some images of the Flower Seed Packet.
Herb Seed Packet
As part of the “cottagecore” seed packet set, here are some images of the Herb Seed Packet.
Cottage Garden Seed Packet Set
Download the “Cottage Garden Seed Packet” Set
Download the printable PDF files of each seed packet by clicking on the image below.
Final Thoughts on “cottagecore”
While “cottagecore” may not be in your present vocabulary; hopefully, this post gave you a satisfactory introduction to the idea. I’ve always been a gardener and historian at heart. I love emulating the past and relishing the simpleness of the “country life”. The idea of turning our hearts to the rythym and habits of a simpler lifestyle makes my heart thump.
Although I’m most grateful for our modern conveniences and technology, I do wish to slow down and enjoy those precious moments that flit by if one isn’t paying attention. Watching the light stream through the kitchen window (soooo pretty!). Or birds swooping into my garden. The tree branches swaying gracefully through the wind, or the feel of the dough in my hands as I knead the bread.
With our fast paced, break-neck schedules, a life filled with magical moments must be approached with intention and attention to detail. We have to slow down. As much as I hate trends, “cottagecore” is one I can jump on board with. An appreciation for aesthetic, simplicity, warmth, comfort, nature, nostalgia, intentional living, self-reliance—these are all things I can totally relate to and wish to incorporate my fully into my life. I hope you join me. It’ll be fun!
I have so many projects going right now that my head is spinning (and my knee is swelling, and my back is aching—haha!).
My goal is to post more “cottagecore” inspired projects in this series: up next is a garden journal and then garden pots.
After that I hope to get back on track with projects I promised in the past: Scottish-inspired post candles holders and vintage French frames.
Also, I have a ton of projects happening in the garden and the home that I hope to share, like making French pedestal & urns and old world wood paneling. See you then 🙂