Decorative Seed Starter Gifts with Laminated Plant Markers


Decorative Seed Starter Gifts with Laminated Plant Markers

Decorative Seed Starter Gifts with Laminated Plant Markers
Decorative Seed Starter Gifts with Laminated Plant Markers

Learn how to make your own DIY seed starters and matching plant markers as a beautiful gift for any occasion! Loved ones will find this project so sweet, and it's environmentally friendly in that you're planting seeds and using recycled materials to make this project!

MaterialsPaper, Recycled Materials

Primary TechniqueGreen Crafting



Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List

  • Xyron® Creative Station Lite™
  • Xyron® 5” Permanent Adhesive Refill
  • Xyron® 5” Double-Sided Laminate Refill
  • Xyron® Tape Runner or Xyron® Mega Runner™
  • Decorative Scrapbook Paper
  • Paper Towel Cardboard Tube
  • Silver Foiled Paper
  • White Cardstock
  • Newspaper
  • Heart Punch
  • Silver Marker
  • Scissors
  • Seeds
  • Soil


  1. Cut a section of a cardboard tube (paper towel roll) to be 2” long.

  2. Cut a 3” x 3” square of newspaper.  Apply a small amount of adhesive from the Xyron Tape Runner to the edges and apply the newspaper to the bottom of the cardboard roll to make a cap on the end to prevent the soil from fall out.

  3. Add potting soil to the paper tube and add seeds of your choice.

  4. Cut a 2” x 6” section of decorative paper.

  5. Punch out a few hearts from foiled paper, run them through the Xyron Creative Station Lite with the Xyron Permanent Adhesive Refill to make them into stickers.  

  6. Apply one heart sticker to the decorative paper strip in the center.

  7. Add a strip of adhesive to one end of the decorative paper strip with the Xyron Tape Runner and loop it back on itself to make a ring.

  8. Slide the decorative paper ring over the cardboard tube for a little decorative fun.

  9. Cut a section of white cardstock 4” x ½” and write the names of the plant you just planted at the top with the silver marker and outline.

  10. Cut the opposite end of the writing section into a point to allow it to be placed into the dirt.

  11. Run the plant marker into the Xyron Creative Station Lite with the Double-Sided Laminate Refill to allow the marker to be water proof.

  12. Cut out the marker from the laminated sheet following the edges of the paper and place into your seed starter.

  13. Repeat the above steps as many times as you like to make a ton of cute seed starter gifts.   You can make these in any colors or designs as you want and use them as gifts for teachers, friends, party favors, kids craft, and you can plant any kids of seed you wish.

Why You'll Love This Gardening Craft

1. Personalized Touch: One of the best reasons to make these Decorative Seed Starter Gifts with Laminated Plant Markers is the personalization factor. You can choose specific seeds that hold significance for the recipient, such as their favorite flowers or herbs. Plus, you can customize the plant markers with their name or a special message, making it a thoughtful and unique gift that shows how much you care.

2. Eco-Friendly: By using recycled materials to create the plant markers and planting seeds in biodegradable pots, you are not only reducing waste but also promoting sustainability. This project is a wonderful way to connect with nature and contribute to a healthier planet. It's a great way to spread awareness about the importance of eco-friendly practices.

3. Budget-Friendly: Making DIY gifts is a cost-effective way to show your creativity and thoughtfulness. This project requires only a few basic materials and can easily be done within a reasonable budget. Additionally, the end result is a beautiful and heartwarming gift that is sure to be cherished by the recipient. Who says heartfelt gifts have to break the bank? This project proves that meaningful gifts can be made with love, care, and a little bit of creativity.

So, gather your supplies and get ready to create something special for your loved ones with these Decorative Seed Starter Gifts with Laminated Plant Markers!

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