This is why I haven’t posted much lately. I had no idea that raising a puppy would be so difficult and fun at the same time. He has to be right in the middle of whatever I’m doing which has made crafting difficult. Where is the Dog Whisperer when I need him??? I am finally making some progress with Sawyer and hope to be back in full swing soon!
My daughter is getting married soon and they are having a very casual country wedding. I wanted to make some wedding mementos that fit into that theme so I decided to do seed packets. I am an avid seed collector so I have plenty of marigold and sunflower seeds from last year to use but, if you don’t, you can buy seed in bulk at many co-ops or feed stores. I also order seeds from Victory Seed company online because there seeds are non hybrid and will reproduce.
- paper sheets (I made mine from parcel post wrap)
I went to www.craftingagreenworld.com to get a pattern for the envelopes. Then after downloading it to “My Documents” I opened it in Paint. There is probably a better way to do this but my talents do not lie in computers so I just do these things anyway I can make it happen.
Pick out an image to use for your envelope. I found mine on a free clip art website. I saved it to my computer and then clicked on “Paste from” in paint. Then I went to My Documents where I saved my free clip art. When you click on your image (mine was labeled Marigold) it will bring the image to “Paint.” Then you click on your picture and drag it to where you want it on your envelope.
To do the text you click on the “T” in “Paint.’ You can click on the Text tool bar to change the style of lettering and the size. After you click on the “T” you just drag the arrow to where you want the text to appear on the envelope.
I cut pieces of paper from parcel post paper but you can use paper bags. After I printed them I cut them out and folded them as shown in picture.
Glue flaps as shown. After it’s completely dry you can fill with seeds. I haven’t decided if I’m going to glue the flaps shut or use stickers. I’m thinking about getting some sticker paper and then using it to print up small pictures of the bride and groom. On my photo program they are called contact sheets.