Garden Plant Markers are generally so small that after one season they seem to disappear. I thought these Garden Plant Markers were very unusual and fun to do. Your gardening friends will appreciate these.
I saw these garden plant markers on Pinterest and realized that I always have broken pots at the end of the summer and also those that didn’t weather well through the winter offer materials in the spring.
You will need to cut the pots in half, vertically. Here is a link that will tell you how to do this: Cutting a Terra Cotta Pot in half. It doesn’t take long, but you do need to have patience.
Once the pot is cut, paint the plant or herb name on the edge. Use paint that will stand up to our hot, dry summer weather, and wet, snowy winters. Next year you will know where your plants are with these garden plant markers.
These look great in an herb garden, but if you like to have an organized plant or flower garden. I do, but my husband doesn’t, so we just have a natural looking garden.
I also found that I really liked these. I have a bunch of old silverplate that no one wants anymore. So, finding something really fun to do with old spoons was really fun. It’s not hard. You need some patience and this is not a 15 minute project, but these would make great birthday gifts for summer birthdays.
36-piece 1/8″ Letter/number Stamping Set – Home Depot has these and there are lots of choices on-line.
Rubber Hammer or Mallet
Scrap Wood 1/2″ -1″ thick strips that you can use to put the spoon between to hammer the spoon flat.
Permanent Black Marker with a Fine Point
Position the spoon between the two pieces of wood. Using the mallet, strike the top board and continue until you are happy with the shape. The spoon needs to be flat enough to put the plant name on.
Determine where you want the word to be, generally in the center.
Pick out your letters from the stamping kit.
Start with the middle letter of the name, position the letter and strike down hard with your hammer. Repeat the process with all of the other letters.
Fill in the letters with a permanent black marker.
Wipe away any excess using rubbing alcohol.
Tie a ribbon around several and present your gift.
Do you need a place to put the garden plant markers? I’d be happy to help you find a great garden plot that comes with a nice house attached.
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