Learn how to make an inspiring and creative antique wooden seed box to hold all your flower seeds and other gardening treasures. This garden seed box is great for seed storage and makes a pretty decor piece in your home.
If I ever see a vintage seed box in my travels I will definitely buy one. In the meantime, I thought it might be nice to create one.
Create an Antique Wooden Seed Box
Start with an unfinished box that you can buy online or from a craft store.
First, finish the box with antique stain wax all over. You could also paint it with white paint followed by an antiquing wax for a different look.
Then distress the hardware with some sandpaper rubbing the edges and if you want add a little black craft paint here and there.
Next, decoupage the top with some vintage garden catalog prints. You can find this one on my vintage seed packet printable post.
This same method was used in another post on creating a fabric photo transfer notebook.
Next decoupage the front with napkins, just like these colorful magnetic clothespins.
These small glassine bags are perfect for holding seeds from your garden.
Label them with the plant name and year of harvest.
You can learn more about seed libraries, swaps and seed saving here.
I know I sound like a broken record but, I think this antique wooden seed box would make a great gift for a garden lover.
Add a pair of garden gloves and some seeds from your own garden. Who wouldn't love that?
- Unfinished wooden box
- Antique stain wax
- Craft Paint
- Mod Podge
- Antique garden catalog and seed packet prints
- cardboard pieces
- Sponge brushes
- Finish the box by brushing antique stain wax all over.
- Distress the hardware with some sandpaper rubbing the edges and if you want add a little black craft paint.
- Decoupage the top of the box and the inside top with some vintage garden catalog and antique seed packet prints.
- Then cover the front with floral napkins using mod podge.
- Place a couple of pieces of cardboard for dividers.
- Add in your seed packets and other gardening items as you wish.
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Woiworco Unfinished Wooden Box with Hinged Lid and Front Clasp for Crafts, Art, Hobbies, Jewelry Box and Home Storage - 12 x 9.2 x 3.3 Inches, DIY Mothers Day Gift
FolkArt 36315 Home Decor Chalk Furniture & Craft Paint in Assorted Colors, 2 ounce, Antique Wax
Mod Podge CS11201 Waterbase Sealer, Glue & Decoupage Finish, 8 oz, Gloss, 8 Fl Oz
Mod Podge Photo Transfer Medium (8-Ounce), CS15067
1st Choice 2 3/4in. x 4 1/4in. Glassine Waxed Paper Bags - 100/pack