Spring is in the air, and judging by your comments earlier this week, we’re not the only ones getting our homes and gardens ready for the warmer weather. Remember that springtime garden party we showed you a few weeks ago? Well, we thought we’d give you another sneak peak into the shoot, this time by showing how we created sweet seed packet favors that also doubled as place cards, perfect for celebrating springs arrival. (For these, we were initially inspired by Chelsea’s tea party favors and made a few garden party-worthy tweaks!) These little guys couldn’t be easier to DIY, and will send guests home ready to see how their gardens grow. Keep reading for the instructions, and stay tuned for more fun details from the shoot!

  1. Use scalloped scissors to cut top of kraft bag into rounded shape.
  2. Fold bag over and stamp vegetable in center to correspond with seed packet that will be stuffed inside. Hand write name of guest beneath the stamp using white gel pen.
  3. Cut 6-inch long piece of string. Glue string and button on top of the fold, and glue second button just above the veggie stamp, as pictured above. When gluing buttons, just lightly press down on glue in order to leave space beneath the button to tie string around.
  4. Stuff bag with seed packet, fold flap over and wrap string around buttons in a figure-8 to secure.

*images by Camille Styles

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Comments (17)
  1. 1
    Kimberly March 28, 2012 at 8:18 am

    I love this idea!

  2. 2
    Maribel March 28, 2012 at 8:20 am

    Love this idea, DIY packaging is lovely. Would make such addition as a wedding favor in the summer. Thanks!

  3. 3
    theFromagette March 28, 2012 at 10:25 am

    Who needs me to host a shower ?!?

  4. 4
    Ashley @ Any Lovely Thing March 28, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    So cute!


  5. 5
    Naomi March 28, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    I totally love this idea, Chanel! Such a great favor idea for a wedding, too! Love it!

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    emily March 28, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    omg- i am in heaven with this post! thanks so much for sharing your sweet garden party post a few weeks ago and for adding this one one. my family has a beautiful, huge back yard garden and incredible greenhouse that my dad build. during the summer we have backyard parties every wednesday using the veggies of the week to make the main dish with friends bringing sides. love all of these ideas and love reading your blog daily! thanks for the sweet seed packet inspiration!!!

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    • Chanel Dror March 28, 2012 at 4:50 pm

      This sounds like the most amazing family tradition ever! One of my dreams is to one day have an incredible greenhouse 🙂 So glad you enjoyed the post!

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    Mariana March 28, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    such a great idea!!

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    Connie July 1, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    Love this idea. Want to use it for a family reunion. Where can I find reasonably priced seed packets. Thanks

    • Camille Styles July 1, 2012 at 8:50 pm

      So glad you love! I’d check the gardening centers of Lowes and Home Depot…or I pick them up from my local grocery store!

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    Kristin January 2, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    These are super cute and unique! Where could you find the veggie stamps?

  10. 10
    Elizabeth January 6, 2013 at 12:48 am

    I love this! They are gorgeous and very original. Also, your handwriting is flawless.

  11. 11
    Debbie May 17, 2015 at 1:09 am

    Where did you purchase these stamps?

  12. 12
    Debbie May 17, 2015 at 1:09 am

    Where did you purchase these stamps?



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