DIY Seed Organizer
Having trouble finding your seeds when you need them? Follow this simple DIY and create your own seed organizer.
Photo By: Photo by Carmen Collins
It's easy to lose track of your favorite seeds, but with this organizer, you will not only know where your seeds are, but even when to plant them if you organize them by sowing and planting season.
Step 1: You Will Need
To make this craft you will need: About 9 1/2 feet of 3 1/4" wide and 1/2" thick pine wood / glue / tape measure / chalk / nails / hammer / pencil / chalkboard spray paint / good sander / miter saw / table saw / safety googles.
Step 2: Measure
Measure (twice!) using your miter saw: Two 13" L x 3 1/4" W pieces for outer sides of the box / Two 10" L x 3 1/4" W for front and back faces of box / Three 12" L x 3 1/4" W for bottom/base of box/ Two 11 1/2" x 3" center separator boards.
Step 3: Cut
Make the necessary cuts explained in the previous image.
Step 4: Make the Seed Box Bottom
Lay flat and stack together the three 12” x 3 ¼” pieces, horizontally, and glue the long sides together.
Step 5: Glue the Outer Pieces
Glue the two 13” x 3 ¼” outer side pieces.
Step 6: Glue the Front and Back Pieces
Then use glue to attach the two front and back 10” x 3 ¼” pieces.
Step 7: Cut the Center Separators Lengthwise
You’ll be cutting that ¼” off the entire length of the two 11 ½” x 3” center separator boards, so measure that on each side of your boards, and line it up carefully on your table saw before feeding it into the saw.
Step 8: Use an Extender to Feed it Through
Remember, safety first! Make sure to use an extender when feeding the boards through the saw.
Step 9: Glue the Center Separators
Then glue the two separating boards into the box vertically, creating three chambers/rows for your seeds.
Step 10: Reinforce
Reinforce with tiny nails on all sides of your seed organizer.
Step 11: Sand
Sand and smooth out all of the edges of your seed box.
Step 12: Spray with Chalkboard Paint
Spray paint your seed box with chalkboard paint for easy labeling.
Step 13: Create Your Labels
Create your labels using chalk; you can organize your seeds by months, like FEB, MAR and APR, or by type of seed, like FLOWERS, HERBS and VEGGIES.
Make a Great Gift
Create a seed box for yourself, or for a garden-obsessed friend.