Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Handmade holiday gifts - upcycled silverware plant stakes & seeds

I think enough people have received this year's handmade holiday gift for me to reveal here.

Hand stamped upcycled vintage silverware plant stakes & herb seed packets.

I designed the Oscar & Stewie Seed Company seed packets, printed them out and filled them with seeds I ordered online.

I also ordered these metal letter punches.

My mom and I have been collecting old silverware from yard sales and auction all year. Aaron flattened them out and we stamped them with the letter punches.

I got little letters and big ones. I think I like the little letters better. They stamped deeper.

Each packet of seeds got a corresponding plant stake.

I think this is one of the best handmade holiday gifts we have made yet!


  1. LOVE this. great idea ljc. I was so into it when B showed me! Thanks :)

  2. ironstef - he just hit them with a hammer on an anvil.

  3. wow, that is such a great idea, and they look wonderful!!!

  4. Oh, cool! So no fancy equipment needed. I can hit stuff!! thanks! :)

  5. This is such a simple, cool idea. Thanks for sharing!