Well, I don't know about you but my mailbox in the last couple of days has been hit with seed catalogs. As I eagerly scanned each page with anticipation planning out just what I wanted to plant and looking at the beautiful pictures, my mind started wondering to what I could do with the catalog after I placed my order and here are some of the things I came up with.
One of the catalogs looks like an old Sears Catalog printed with the old time pictures and font so I thought these would be great to make envelopes with for a garden party. First get yourself a white invitation envelope. Carefully unfold the envelope. You are going to use this as your template. Carefully trace around the envelope onto card stock. Cut out. Now take a page from your catalog and glue it to the cardstock and cut out. Following your template as a guide to fold and glue to make an envelope. Any invitation can now be used in your new envelope but you can make a matching invitation doing the same thing covering the cardstock and putting your invite on the inside. Depending on how detailed your page from the catalog was, you may want to use a mailing label so your addresses show up.
About The Author: Debra Frick is a mother of 5 and a grandmother to 8 grandsons and one granddaughter. She is a published author and poetress. Recycling and saving money are her passions. She also loves crocheting and cooking. She is also a pet rescue volunteer and has many pets of her own.
These are great ideas! What catalog came like the old Sear's? I would really like to request this one. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks! I usually go through and cut out any plants I 'hope' to buy someday but I really like your ideas.
I keep a scrapbook of plants I want, with another section of plants I already have. (I always throw out the tags when I buy them, of course) Then I have a map of my garden that I keep numbered to the corresponding picture in my scrapbook.
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