Learn how to make a seed box to hold all your seeds and other gardening treasures. Give it an antique look with vintage prints and a dark stain. 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.
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How to Make a Seed Box that Looks Vintage
Start with an unfinished box that you can buy online or from a craft store. Wipe away any dust or dirt.
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 from this and the previous year. 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 vintage 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?
Antique Wooden Seed Box
- Finish the box by brushing the antique stain 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.