Decorating a Country Kitchen with Vintage Seed Packets

Decorating a Country Kitchen with Vintage Seed Packets

Country kitchen decor isn’t really my style, but I can’t help admitting that vintage seed packets are little works of art that would work PERFECTLY in that capacity. I kept buying little seed envelopes and decided to temporarily frame some as an ode to a country kitchen or farmhouse kitchen. Albeit, not MODERN farmhouse kitchen, but the classic retro kitchen of days gone by.

I mean, aren’t these the most adorable little art canvases you’ve ever seen? Definitely worthy of display, if you ask me…

Vintage seed packets to be upcycled into vegetable art or decor for a country kitchen or garden kitchen by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

The vision I had in mind was inspired by the the antique kitchen in our summer cottage in St. Joseph, Michigan (the cottage that my Great-grandmother Seasongood built!). Green, yellow, and white in color with a very vintage feel. I just needed a few things to bring my vision to life, including some old picture frames from the thrift store.

Picture frame ideas for thrift store frames to be upcycled into decor for country kitchen by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

And in my stash of thrifted bed linens, I knew I had a yellow and white gingham fitted sheet from one of our many Junkin’ Journey trips. Gingham just seems to be the perfect fabric for a country kitchen, doesn’t it?

Vintage sheet or gingham sheet at thrift store for upcycling into decor for farmhouse kitchen by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

And with all the upcycling ingredients in hand, I was ready to get to work on my idea for country kitchen decor This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.

Creating Decor for a Country Kitchen or Farmhouse Kitchen

Just like I had done with my vintage sewing pattern art, I dismantled picture frames I had purchased at the thrift store and cut out a rectangle of bed sheet fabric slightly larger than the frame’s cardboard backing. Using Mod Podge, I then fused the fabric around the cardboard, folding over the ends.

Mod Podge or decoupage medium to attach bed sheet fabric to cardboard for country kitchen decor by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

After that had dried, I laid out the seed packets on the fabric covered cardboard in the design that I wanted.

Then, I dug out my vintage photo corners- thankfully, though, you can find new ones on sites like Amazon (such as these). I love using photo corners with my seed packets because while they are held securely in place, there’s nothing attached directly to the delicate packet- so, no permanent damage!

Using photo corners or photo corner stickers to attach seed packets to framed wall art for country kitchen by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

I was already planning on gluing the photo corners to the fabric when I ran into an issue…How would I keep the photo corners and seed packets aligned with each other, straight, and evenly placed during the process without taping them down??

And then it struck me- MAGNETS!

So, I placed magnets underneath my cardboard and then on top of my seed packets- they held together firmly, but I could still make adjustments to my seed packets to keep them even, straight, and aligned.

How to hold photos in place before attaching photo corners for scrapbooking or in a photo album using magnets by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

How great is that?? With the magnets holding the seed packets in place, I used my hot glue gun to secure the photo corners around each seed packet. My country kitchen decor was coming along nicely…

Making decor for a country kitchen or farmhouse kitchen with bed sheet fabric and vegetable seed packets by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Decorating a Country Kitchen with Vintage Seed Packets

With the vintage seed packets held in place temporarily but securely, I was ready to assemble them in the picture frames.

Framed wall art for farmhouse kitchen or country kitchen using vintage seed packets for vegetable art by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

The magnets worked like a charm, the seed packets were centered and straight, and the frames received a makeover in a Spring green. These look like they were custom made for my summer cottage’s country kitchen.

How to decorate a country kitchen or farmhouse kitchen with picture frame ideas using vintage seed packets by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Even if country kitchen / farmhouse kitchen isn’t your style or if the green paint is too “snappy” for you, the magnet trick might come in handy for anything you’re framing! Especially if you want to frame vintage postcards, labels, or other other paper ephemera in a similar fashion: showcased by temporary.

Interested in even more picture frame ideas for upcycling and repurposing projects? Please check out this amazing collection here before you go!

Craft on!

S

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Comments

  1. These are so cute! I have an old window hanging on the wall in our lower level. Now I know how to make it look good this spring! Thanks

  2. I love this! Super cute idea!
    Brenda

  3. I love how you used the artwork on the seed packets to create something totally new. And using the magnets to hold the packets was genius.

  4. Loving this idea! It is perfect for any Gardener, or Mom. I just may have to copy this idea, but I admit I have to finish my gardening first. How ironic is that! lol

    Thanks for sharing it at the Dishing It & Digging It Link Party.

  5. Great idea and they turned out super cute!
    So happy to have you sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

  6. Love your DIY shared. Thanks for joining the Inspiration Spotlight party!

  7. Love that you chose to showcase these in a bright green frame, very eye catching.

  8. eyeloveknots says

    I really LOVE this idea! Though I don’t have any vintage seed packets on hand, it certainly is an affordable project to recreate. Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. Those framed seed packets are adorable!

  10. Christine @ Must Love Home says

    Love it! This is perfect and I love the green paint on the frames!!! Pinned your post!! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Friday Favorites! I would love for you to join me at mustlovehome.com for the Wonderful Wednesday Link Party…and enter our $40 PayPal Cash Giveaway for May!! Hugs – Christine at Must Love Home

  11. I love the retro framed seed packs. They are so adorable. I would love to try one myself with red and white gingham and with watermelon and honeydew melon packets. So perfect for summer decorating.

  12. Love those vintage seed packets! And what a fun idea to frame them for your kitchen – a perfect DIY art project 🙂 Thanks for linking up with Merry Monday this week.

  13. What a lovely idea, so unique and different! I love that bright green! Thank you so much for sharing at Sweet Inspiration #4! Hope to see you again tomorrow!

  14. Thanks for sharing on Peace, Love, link-up!
    The next party is tomorrow at 6, so stop on by and share anything new you might be working on!

    : )

  15. Oh what a neat idea!

    I would love for you to share this with my Recipes, Crafts, Tips and Tricks Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  16. helenfern says

    I love this idea! Pinning so I remember it when I redo my kitchen! thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW’s DIY party!

  17. This is adorable, I like the bright green frames!

  18. These are darling! Your ideas are always so clever and inspiring! Thanks for sharing at Family Joy Blog Link-Up Party this week. Hope you come party again with us every Sunday at noon EST.

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