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

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.

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