Make Your Own Origami Seed Packet

Written by Cricket

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In my last post about Making Your Own Seed Binder, I mentioned that I use origami seed packets made from recycled paper. I thought I would show you how easy they are to make, and I think they are pretty darn cute too.


First, you need some paper. I like to use old seed catalogs or paper bags.

Step 1


Use some trial and error to decide what size template you need. I used a 6.25 x 6.25 inch square for the top load business card pages. Once you have the size down you can use a box cutter and ruler to cut a whole stack at once.

Step 2

Fold into a triangle

Step 3

Fold one point of the triangle until the top edge is parallel with the bottom fold.

Step 4

Fold the other point over the top to that its top edge is also parallel with the bottom fold.

Step 5

Now you can fold the top down like an envelope.

Step 6

Place your seeds inside the opening made behind the fold.

Step 7

Open the front triangle fold.

Step 8

Fit the folded top into that opening.

Step 9


Don’t forget to label what is in the packet. I use a Sharpie marker.


Now go save some seeds and put them in a pretty little origami seed packet in your Seed Binder.


Tip: You can also use plain paper and have your child draw on it and then place their tooth in for the Tooth Fairy. It won’t get lost and it’s easy for the Tooth Fairy to grab under their pillow. 

About the author


Welcome to my blog! I’m Cricket (yes, my parents named me that!) and I’m a natural homesteader. Growing up in rural Idaho with a garden, a horse, and lots of canned food, I like to bring those sensibilities to my suburban home in Phoenix, Arizona. Add a little dose of cottage garden flavor and permaculture tendencies, and you’ll see why GardenVariety.Life is a reflection of everything I do.

I truly enjoy sharing the skills that promote a meaningful and practical connection to our gardens and environment. Because so many residents of the metro phoenix area are transplants, I find that the area’s unique desert climate is often misunderstood and underestimated in terms of what is possible. That’s where the fun begins. Arizona is a burgeoning permaculture haven with homesteading written all over it, and there is nothing I enjoy more than encouraging others to jump in and give it a try.