Learn how to make an inspiring and creative antique wooden seed box to hold all your flower seeds and other gardening treasures.
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
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I found this unfinished box at Hobby Lobby.
First I used some antique stain wax all over the box. Then I distressed the hardware with some sandpaper and a little black craft paint.
Next, I added this vintage garden catalog print on the top. I printed it from the vintage seed packet printable post I wrote a while back.
You could simply glue on the print, but I tried using a transfer medium to give it a rustic look.
This same method was used in another post on creating a fabric photo transfer notebook.
The front is adorned with napkins, a simple technique shown in this post about colorful magnetic clothespins.
Inside I placed a couple of pieces of cardboard for dividers. In addition to my seed packets, I placed some vintage flower frogs and other floral supplies.
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?