Seed-Starting Kit

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

Seed-Starting Kit

The green thumbs on your list will appreciate this handy caddy filled with potting soil, pots, an assortment of seeds and other necessities for getting a head start on spring planting. Make a gift to nurture their green thumbs with our step-by-step instructions .

By: Michele Beschen
Related To:

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.

Fill Jars With Soil Mix for Seed-Starting Kit

Fill Jars With Soil Mix for Seed-Starting Kit

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

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.

Whittle Dibbles for Seed-Starting Kit

Whittle Dibbles for Seed-Starting Kit

Whittle two 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.

Create Markers

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

Paint Plant Markers for Seed-Starting Kit

Paint Plant Markers for Seed-Starting Kit

Spray popsicle sticks with chalkboard paint, allow to dry and write names of seeds on each with a chalk marker.

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

Handmade Wood Tag on Finished Seed-Starting 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.

Keep Reading

Next Up

Homemade S'mores Kit

Create fun s'mores kits with made-from-scratch ingredients as a tasty handmade gift for friends and family.

Personalized Stamp Kit and Stationery

Create a handy gift for personalizing stationery or other paper goods.

Coffee Sack Gift Tote

Repurpose burlap coffee bags to create rustic gift totes that can be used again and again.

Text Speak Home Accessories

Put a 'smiley' on a tech-lover's face with playful, embellished home decor.

Computer Circuit Board Belt Buckle

Give a broken computer new utility by turning the components into a geek-chic fashion accessory.

How to Make a Felt Cover for a Smart Phone or Tablet

Surprise tech-savvy friends with a custom-sewn felt case to protect the iPad, iPhone or iPad mini they received for Christmas this year.

Kids' Adventure-Ready Backpack

Instill a love of nature and the great outdoors in kids with this easy-to-create fabric backpack filled with fun tools for little explorers.

Recycled Sweater Scarf

Create a knit-style scarf without actually knitting by cleverly repurposing sweaters.

Easily Cross Stitch a Monogrammed Tea Towel

Monogrammed items are always in style — so is cross-stitch; this easy needle art has made a major comback thanks the popularity of antique and vintage items. While fabric specifically made for cross-stitch makes the process easier, the weave of linen lends itself to cross-stitching, opening up a world of possible pieces that can be customized as beautiful handmade gifts. 

How to Make a Personalized Button-Embellished Scarf

Scarves are a great small holiday gift for friends and family. Make a storebought scarf extra special by personalizing it with a playful message spelled out with buttons. This is a quick handmade gift that will keep the recipient cozy for many winters to come.  

On TV

Fixer Upper

7am | 6c

Fixer Upper

8am | 7c

Fixer Upper

9am | 8c

Fixer Upper

10am | 9c

Fixer Upper

11am | 10c

Fixer Upper

12pm | 11c

Fixer Upper

1pm | 12c

House Hunters

2:30pm | 1:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Beachfront Bargain Hunt

8pm | 7c

Caribbean Life

9:30pm | 8:30c

Island Life

10pm | 9c

Island Life

10:30pm | 9:30c

House Hunters

11pm | 10c

House Hunters

11:30pm | 10:30c

Caribbean Life

12am | 11c

Caribbean Life

12:30am | 11:30c

Island Life

1am | 12c

Island Life

1:30am | 12:30c

House Hunters

2:30am | 1:30c

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.