Seed-Starting Kit

The gift that keeps giving — our seed-starter kit is a thoughtful handmade gift for the green thumbs on your list.

Wooden Caddy Filled With Seed-Starting Supplies

Seed-Starting Kit

By: Michele Beschen

Materials Needed:

  • canning jars with lids
  • two branches cut to 12" length: one 1-1/4" and one 1/2"
  • wooden tool caddy
  • seed-starting mix
  • various seed packets: herbs, vegetables, flowers
  • small clay pot
  • peat pots and pellets
  • popsicle sticks
  • chalk marker
  • chalkboard paint
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • sandpaper
  • durable fabric, such as denim
  • journal
  • embellishments such as wood tags
  • permanent marker or wood-burning tool

Fill Jars

Fill jars with seed-starting mix and peat pellets. Attach durable fabric to lids with hot glue then jars. Create wood tags by slicing tree limbs, add lettering with a permanent marker or wood-burning tool.

Filling Glass Jar With Soil Mix for Seed-Starting Kit

Fill Jars With Soil Mix for Seed-Starting Kit

Create Dibbles

Whittle both sticks to a tapered end and sand smooth. The larger dibble can be used to make a hole in soil, the smaller will be handy for gently pressing a seed into the soil.

Whittling Stick With Razor Blade for Seed-Starting Kit

Whittle Dibbles for Seed-Starting Kit

Create Markers

Spray popsicle sticks with chalkboard paint and write names of seeds with chalk marker.

Spray Painting Plant Markers With Black Chalkboard Paint

Paint Plant Markers for Seed-Starting Kit

Fill Caddy

Add clay and peat pots, assorted seed packets, filled jars, dibbles, plant markers and a journal to the caddy. Embellish with a handmade wood tag.

Handmade Wood Tag on Finished Seed-Starting Caddy

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