Easy DIY Seed Containers

Its that time of the year where I go around and start collecting dead flower heads in my butterfly garden. Be sure to check out my post on how to collect flower seeds. I had so many beautiful types of zinnias this year and I wanted to be sure to preserve them for next year. I also needed a better way to store my seeds, so I came up with DIY seed containers.
Last year I put seeds in glassine envelopes, but they kept coming open and the information I wrote on them would never stay clear. So, it was time to figure out a better system.
As I was cleaning out our medicine cabinet, I realized that empty prescription bottles would make great seed containers. They won’t break, the labels peel off really easy and the lids screw off and on. Perfect solution. I even ended up with different sizes. The perfect no cost solution for seed storage.
As I was cleaning out our medicine cabinet, I realized that these would make great seed containers. They won’t break, the labels peel off really easy and the lids screw off and on. Perfect solution. I even ended up with different sizes. The perfect no cost solution for seed storage.
Another container I realized would be great for seed storage are those plastic mint containers. You can pull the top off and replace and the labels peel off with just a little bit of work. I used Avery removable labels in fun colors to write information about the seeds and year in each bottle. Those labels come off super easy to replace with next years seed storage information.
Be sure your seeds are really dry before storing them in these air tight containers or they will grow mold. Now I just store these in the fridge in a zip loc bag until I need them next year in the spring.

Tammy - My Life Abundant
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  • Marlene Marlene on Aug 06, 2017
    My pill bottle labels do not come off easily at all. Any suggestions?

  • Sue26918596 Sue26918596 on Sep 08, 2017
    Do you have to harden them off before using them next year?

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  • Peachez Peachez on Aug 28, 2019

    Amazing up scaling idea - seriously!!

  • Deborah Frakes Deborah Frakes on Nov 15, 2021

    I use pull bottles to root small pieces of plants.

    Also cute if you cut off short pieces of flowers and use as a small vase.

    I like to cut couple of roses at a time and set next to sink to enjoy them.

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