Sure, there are seed packet templates all over the internet. But usually you have to make folds for the front & back, both sides, plus the top flap. Sometimes there are even little tabs to trim off each flap which makes for a cumbersome project for one tiny seed packet! Not to mention, after that I rarely can get the front & back to line up so they always look sloppy.
My template features just two folds per seed packet and you can glue or tape the front & back together. There are endless options for decoration, too. So let's get started!
First, you'll want to print out my Simple Seed Packet Template onto one sheet of cardstock. One sheet will print three seed packets, plus extra pieces that can be used for decorating the gift set as shown yesterday. [I used the bottom strip to wrap around the terra cotta pot. The three smaller strips can be used for tags, plant markers, or embellishments.]
Step 1: Cut along the solid horizontal and vertical lines to separate the three seed packets. You will make cuts horizontally at 3", 6", and 9" and a vertical cut at 7".
When you're complete, your template should look similar to the photo above.
Step 2: Fold at the 3.25" veritical dashed line. Make sure you fold your packets so that the writing will appear only on the inside. Then snip off the corners and discard the sections that are marked with a "D".
Step 3: Fold the flap portion over. Make sure you fold it so that it will hold the "packet" closed.
Step 4: Use double-sided tape or glue on the inside of the front or back flaps. Fold and press closed. If you used glue, allow time to dry.
And that's it! You can punch a hole through the top and thread a ribbon snippet through to hold your packet closed. Or you can glue the flaps shut.
These can be decorated either before assembly, or after. It's really a personal preference.
Larger seeds can be placed directly inside the packet. Smaller seeds, for safety, should be placed into a vellum or glassine envelope and then into the seed packets so none are lost.