Making Branded Seed Trays

I’ve always wanted my own branded seed trays, just like Monty at Berryfields. But it’s one of those things that you never see for sale in the shops and much less the opportunity to put your own name on it. And even though I did find somewhere online selling traditional seed trays, and also somewhere offering personalised branded trays I felt that they were charging too much to make it really worth while. After all, I am only going to fill it with dirt and leave it in my cold frame all winter!

So, in these cash-strapped times there was only one solution – to make my own. I used part of an old packing box for the tray and bought a stencil and permanent marker. I’m pretty proud of the result. After one season of dirt and moss it will look just as good as the real thing, I’m sure.

14 Responses to “Making Branded Seed Trays”

  1. Susyon 13 Nov 2008 at 12:21 am

    I Love it! I also really love the plant markers.

  2. Karen - An Artists Gardenon 13 Nov 2008 at 12:22 am

    I love them, so cool.

  3. Margareton 13 Nov 2008 at 5:57 am

    What a brilliant idea. They look so professional. Good for you.

  4. Joannaon 13 Nov 2008 at 9:58 am

    LOVE it, but you could really really go into business with those beautiful plant markers


  5. Laraon 13 Nov 2008 at 10:32 am

    I love it! I too have a soft spot for seed trays – I might have a go at personalising some myself. Need to get hold of some packaging trays though.

  6. Gillianon 13 Nov 2008 at 4:02 pm

    This is so cute – and so easy! Thanks for the great idea. :)

  7. Matton 13 Nov 2008 at 10:21 pm

    Did you make those markers too? I would love to buy some!

  8. Franceson 15 Nov 2008 at 11:33 am

    Well aren’t you the creative one? But then we knew that anyway… they look great! And certainly lend to the illusion of being organised. Please tell me it’s all an illusion… make me feel better about my extreme disorganised-ness… please?

  9. Gloriaon 18 Nov 2008 at 10:11 am

    Move over Martha Stewart

  10. Maureenon 21 Nov 2008 at 7:12 pm

    I am not surprised that you have had so many comments on this post. The seed box is fantastic and so proffessional. The seed makers are lovely.

  11. Lyndaon 26 Nov 2008 at 4:20 pm

    I love the crates they are darling! I wish i had a cold frame!!I love your seed markers as well…lovely writing! I got my first seed catalogue this week for the new year! Heaven in the mail!!

  12. lilymarleneon 29 Nov 2008 at 4:45 pm

    Very very well done you. What a good idea!

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