Monday, June 3, 2013

10 DIY Plant Markers and Some Painted Garden Rocks

Seeing this DIY plant marker on Pinterest today reminded me that I need to
replace mine this year.

saw these brick markers in a garden shop selling
for $10 each and decided to make a DIY
project out of it. She said the trick of making
the print look decorative is to put a triangle
at the beginning and end of each letter.
Good to know--and that simple detail 
does make the difference!

Susan at Homeroad was inspired by Martha Stewart to put
these sticks to good use in the garden. Using a pruner,
a potato peeler, and a permanent marker, she made these
rustic markers for her vegetable garden. She sprayed them
with a coat of Polyurethane to keep the letters from fading.

The Pin Junkie used flat-faced rocks to create her
plant markers. Again a permanent marker was
used for the lettering.

Paint stir sticks is another idea for plant markers.

 Oh Crafts  offers a recycling idea
for can lids and old forks, used or antique.
A stamp set is used to stamp
the plant names.

Lindsay from Shrimp Salad Circus used antique spoons
to create her plant markers. She says that modern stainless
versions don't stamp well at all. Metal stamps are used
here also to stamp the names of the plants.

If you are a wine lover, Lorilee's wine bottle plant markers
found on Cackleberry Cottage might appeal to you.

Refer to my tip about using peanut butter to
remove the label which you can find  HERE.

Seed packets contain a lot of valuable information plus they
are pretty. Martha Stewart tells you how to attach them
to a stick (could use paint stick here) and then protect
them from the elements with a mason jar.
Who knows, you may even be canning some of the
results of your efforts in these jars!

 Meredith at In Sock Monkey Slippers found a
use for some broken clay pot pieces to label her plants.

 Here's a wine cork plant marker spotted over at Uncomsumption
that well works also.

I love the fact that all of these are recycling ideas,
 but I would be tempted to add
 some colored glass stones to bling  them up!
That would be easy to do with E-6000 glue.

The icing on the cake for me would be if I
knew how to paint and could have some of these
lovelies peeking out from amongst my plants!

Ladybug house @ Etsy

 Flickr

 Handpainted Art by Gary

 source unknown

Squidoo has a video tutorial showing how to create this basket of
spring flowers using a stencil and deco art paints.
They say it's a kids' craft!
Maybe there's hope for me yet!

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