Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Vintage Seed Packet Pictures

I have several large projects going that are wearing me out so I decided to take a break and do some smaller ones! 
I found these four wooden plaques at my thrift store for 40 cents each.  Hopefully I won't see these on Antiques Roadshow some day and find out they were worth thousands of dollars!

I gave them all a coat of Annie Sloan Old White then distressed them.  I found these vintage seed packet images on google and printed them on French dictionary pages.
I love the way these turned out!  Then I tore the edges and rubbed the torn edges with a little stamping ink and a sponge to age them a bit more.  Using Mod Podge I applied them to the wood pieces.

I love using old paper to cover the backs of frames, mirrors, etc. that I make.  This hand made paper was perfect for that 'vintage feel' -- even though it's on the back I like that there is always a nice little 'surprise' when you turn the pieces over.
And here they are after a coat of Annie Sloan clear wax and a little buffing.  These will also be for sale in my Etsy Shop if you "like" and "want".
Now that I'm 'refreshed' . . . back to those larger projects!


  1. Those are so pretty, you are so creative!
    have a blessed day,

  2. Those look great! I'll have to check out your shop! Linda

  3. What a great idea to print it on dictionary paper!! Great job!

  4. Very pretty Lauren. I like that you even gave the back a lift. Beautiful images.

  5. Those turned out fabulous!!! Do you remember where you found the images?? Thanx for coming over to party with us! I hope ya come back again next week!:)

  6. Lauren what is the name of your Etsy shop? I was looking on your side bar and maybe I missing it...

  7. What a beautiful transformation. I love how you printed on the French dictionary pages. The small details are important, great idea to cover the back with pretty paper.

  8. Lauren, I love these!!! You did a wonderful job.

  9. Hi Lauren, I have been enjoying your blog so much. I've added you to my award list at
    I hope you don't mind!

  10. What a great idea Lauren, they came out great. Beautiful images of the vintage seed packs.
    Marianne :)

  11. Love the way the seed packet images look on the dictionary pages. You are so creative.

  12. Love how these turned out, what a great idea! thanks for linking up with VIF!xo Debra

  13. Found you on the DIY Showoff.

    These are very sweet.
    I always love images on old dictionary pages or books.
    My kids have so many books that are not in good enough condition for the give-away box, so this is a great use!

    ~ Meredith from A Mother Seeking
    This week:

  14. Aren't these so pretty!You did a masterful job!

  15. They turned out great Lauren!

    Have a wonderful day,

  16. They turned out so nice! I love the transformation.


  17. These are so cute, Lauren!

    Hope you will bring one of your projects to my first Potpourri Friday Party this week - Friday, September 2. Link-up starts on Thursday afternoon. Without a doubt, your participation will help make the party better!

  18. Love this~ they are so cute! Thanks for linking up and sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)


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