Home Swimming Pools: A Care and Maintenance Guide

Home Swimming Pools: A Care and Maintenance Guide

Beyond The Garden: 3 Crafty Things To Do With Flower And Vegetable Seed Packets

Ruben Franklin

What's not to love about seed packets? With the variety of seed packets available online from places like Vermont Wildflower Farm, there's no limit to the beautiful flowers and delicious vegetables you can grow. Seed packets are also great for crafts and can be a fun and inexpensive way to decorate your home or to create a gift for a loved one.

Create an inexpensive gift

Whether you have a gardener in your life or an aspiring chef, seed packets make perfect gifts that are easy on the budget. Order a wide variety of seed packets online including flowers, vegetables, and herbs to keep on hand when you need a quick gift to take to a party or just to show someone you're thinking about them.

For instance, for a cooking enthusiast or aspiring chef, purchase a set of wooden cooking utensils and a small mixing bowl. Add seed packets, such as oregano, thyme, or basil to the bowl and you have a fast and easy cooking-themed gift. You can also print some recipes for using edible flowers on pretty note cards and use a ribbon to secure several packets of edible flower seeds to the notecards for a thoughtful and unique gift.

Create a garden-themed wreath

You can turn an ordinary grapevine wreath into a unique home décor item with the help of seed packets. Carefully remove the seeds for planting while keeping the seed packet intact. Select about four to six packets to glue to the wreath leaving equal space between each packet.

Complete your wreath by adding miniature garden tools, such as rakes, shovels, and hoes. Add a few silk flowers if desired. Finish your wreath by adding a garden-themed bow.

Create unique party favors

Whether you are hosting friends and family for dinner or a party, party favors add a nice touch and are a great way to thank guests for attending. Seed packets make great party favors that are pretty as well as practical. Tie a ribbon around several varieties of seeds to create a seed packet bundle for each place setting.

If desired, you can also purchase miniature plastic or ceramic flower pots and tuck the seed packets inside the pots. For extra fun, add a miniature garden stake to each pot that correlates to at least one of the types of seeds you've chosen for each party favor.

Shopping for a wide variety of seed packets online is a fun way to start planning your seasonal garden or embark on an indoor herb growing adventure. However, beyond the garden, seed packets are also great for designing home decor and making creative party favors and gifts.


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Home Swimming Pools: A Care and Maintenance Guide

As a teenager, I joined my local swim team and soon became a champion swimmer. I have been swimming my entire life, and my love for water pushed me to purchase a home with a large in-ground pool. Strangely enough, after years of swimming I had no idea how to take care of the pool. I knew that I needed to add chemicals to get rid of potentially dangerous bacteria, and I also knew that chemicals kept algae at bay. I didn't know how to choose from hydrogen peroxide, salt, or chlorine additives. I definitely had no idea about shock, and I didn't know how many chemicals to add. After some trial and error, a very green pool, and a necessary draining, I figured it out. I have compiled for you a number of blogs and resources so you do not have to make costly mistakes like me.