As the months get darker and cooler, a great project to engage in is crafting seedling pots from newspaper. If you dedicate a couple evenings a week for making a handful of pots, they would stack up to a lot of upcycled growing containers that are ready to go.
Priticious, a blog that combines my favorite subjects (crafting and gardening) offers a handy tutorial with step-by-step photos to demonstrate how the process works.
When it’s time to start seedlings, you’ll get to enjoy your work all over again as you fill them with starting mix.
See how to make newspaper pots here: http://priticious.com/category/gardening/page/7/