I love giving flower seeds for Valentine’s Day. Even if your recipient is still buried under a blanket of snow, it allows them to dream of the sunnier days ahead, and the blooms you provide for their garden will show your love for months to come. These simple DIY Valentines are easy to make, and endlessly customizable with all the choices of scrapbook paper out there these days.
Seed Bottle DIY Valentines Materials
- Small bottles with lids (try the scrapbook or jewelry section of your craft store)
- Cardstock in your choice of pattern or style
- Baby ribbon in the color of your choice
- Seeds (see below)
- Glue dots
- Pen or marker in color of your choice
Seed Bottle DIY Valentines Instructions
- Trim cardstock if needed, to about 4 X 6 inches. Fold in half as shown, giving you a card of about 3 X 4 inches.
- Fill bottle with seeds of your choice. Note that some seeds are very small and it will take quite a lot of them to fill the bottles. For these DIY Valentines, I used nasturtium seeds, which are quite large, and a mix of butterfly garden seeds. Other good options include sunflowers and zinnias.
- Cap bottle and tie ribbon around the lid into a bow. (My bottles had silver lids, but since the glitter decor on my cardstock was gold, I used a gold Sharpie to color the lids to match.)
- Open the card and write your desired message inside.
- Use a glue dot to attach the seed bottle to the front of the Valentine as shown.
- If desired, you can add other embellishments as well. I thought the butterfly seeds Valentine could use a little more bling, so I used a paper punch to cut a butterfly from the front of the seed packet and added an adhesive gem to dress up the front of the card. Use your imagination!
Note that you won’t be able to pop these DIY Valentines into traditional envelopes for the mail, so these are best used as gifts you can hand-deliver. Happy Valentine’s Day!