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4 cute gifts with seeds

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Is there anything cooler than the gift of life? As we're getting ready for spring, it's definitely time to start thinking about lovely seasonally-appropriate gifts, so I rounded up four delightful seed-themed projects I found on Hometalk. Whether you have gardeners, plant-loving friends, neighbors you want to be friendly with, or anyone else in your life who might appreciate it, these gifts are easy to make and fun to receive: the customized note adds a handmade with love feel, and you won't have to spend hours laboring over a hot crafting table to get it done!

This seed tape is both cute and totally practical. As anyone who's tried to plant tiny seeds, keep them spaced properly, and keep them away from birds knows, it's tough business. A seed tape allows you to space them properly and it will hold them in place as they germinate -- the tape itself will dissolve into the soil as the plants grow, leaving nothing behind but some soil-enriching carbon.

You can make seed tapes for yourself, of course, or you can give them out to friends in lovely little parcels as Anne demonstrates here.

Will you be my Valentine? These lovely seed packets spread cheerfulness and joy, and you can pass them out to your Valentine or the community in general. To surprise friends and neighbors, slip them under the door or prop them up on the porch where they'll be sure to be seen! (P.S. We have a roundup of green gifts for Valentine's Day too!)

Different holiday, but a great idea: everyone should have a grow your own pumpkin kit! You can totally make different kits for different fruits and veggies to pass out at holidays, keep around as presents for guests, and more. Personally, I keep packets of lupine seeds from my hybridized lupines around, as I often get compliments on their color, and love passing the seeds out to friends!

If, like me, you basically suck at designing things and your handwriting is atrocious, these free printable seed packets are definitely for you. You can use them to store your own seeds, or you can hand out presents in them -- either way, you'll look totally classy!

Katie Marks writes for Networx.com.

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