Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Seed packets

One day I was shopping at Target and came across these adorable shovel and rakes.  I loaded my cart and thought they'd be great to use for our craft fair and regular gift-giving.  I stopped at the hardware store and picked up some seed packets and then searched around for a tutorial on covering the seed packets.

I came across Gina's Tutorial and adjusted them a bit to work with my seed packets.  Since I had recently purchased a few There She Goes flower stamp sets, I tried to buy flowers to match my stamp sets.

I ended up buying twenty packets (what was I thinking!!??)  That meant I had to make 20 packet covers AND color in 20 images. Yikes. So........with that being said......I did keep my coloring pretty 'simple' and not overly detailed because in the end....I just knew these things would A) end up in the garbage and B) not sell for THAT much money.

Here are some pictures:









Sadly....I think I only sold TWO at the craft fair!! Yikes.........so I've been giving out more 'gifts' than I had planned to.  I'm still happy I made them........but will I do it again? No, not for a craft fair....but definitely for a gift!

Thanks for your visit!

12 comments:

Naturally Me Creations said...

Those are so cute! What a fun little gift... :)

Anonymous said...

Ummm... forget something?!?

Ellen said...

Put a little tag with a bling to cover the hole that says "Thanks for helping me blossom" (or something similar) and market it as a teacher gift. I think it would sell as a teacher gift. Your booth was so narrowly defined as a Mothers Day gift booth that your clients couldn't see the possibilities. Mothers Day falls at a great time for crafters because you have Mothers Day, Teacher Appreciation, Graduations, Birthday's, etc. If their priced right middle and high school students would get those for their teachers. Do a 1 for ... or 3 for ... type thing. They can typically have 4 or more teachers.

Monica said...

Hi Maria,

This is SUPER, SUPER brilliant... love the images... just soooo beautiful. I do hope they sell. I think they will.
xxx Monica

Kathy and Lucky said...

These are just adorable, love the idea of the garden tool with the seed packet. I would keep them around, yes as gifts, but you will have another craft fair, don't let your great talent go to waste my friend, they are beautiful and everyone should see them. :)

Anne Marie said...

Well, I would have bought some at the craft fair! ;) I think they are a really fun idea and would make a wonderful gift, even paired with some garden gloves and a planter. I really like the little spot of bling in the corner, too. Thanks for sharing a fun idea!

jimlynn said...

Maria..these are just darling! Love it as a gift idea and it just so happens I have several "gardening" friends!!! Thanks for the idea!
Lynn

Cheryl said...

These are so pretty! They make great little gifts! Your coloring is beautiful.

Harriet Skelly said...

What a great gift idea - your coloring is awesome and I love the flower choices!

Meg said...

Aw, it's always disappointing when our work is not appreciated! :( But I think they're a great little gift accent and your coloring is fabulous for being so quick. And I'm sure they will be appreciated when you gift them!

Audrey Pettit said...

These are wonderful! Such great stamping and a great design for holding a seed package. Love how you've added them to a gardening tool.

Alissa said...

I LOVE this idea!

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