Thursday, May 19, 2011

Thrifty Thursday - Garden Markers

Materials Needed:

  • Wooden Spoons
  • Paint
  • Seed Packets or Catalogs/Magazines
  • White Glue or Decoupage Medium
  • Permanent Markers
  • Clear Acrylic Spray
  • Paint Brush or Foam Brush
  • Scissors
Paint the entire wooden spoon whatever color or colors you desire. Let the paint dry.
Cut out pictures of the produce or flowers that you will plant or have already planted in your garden. The packets from the seeds you planted are perfect for this project or you can use catalogs from nurseries. Trim these pictures so they fit in the 'bowl' of the spoon.

Glue the pictures onto the 'bowl' part of the wooden spoons. Glue them so that when the handle of the spoon is poked into the ground the picture is not upside down. Let the glue dry and then coat the 'bowl' area with a few more thin layers of glue or decoupage medium, letting each layer dry.

Use the permanent marker and write the name of the plant running down the handle, starting near the edge of the spoon's bowl. Seal with several light coats of the clear acrylic spray.

Once the spray is dry, take your new garden markers outside and poke the handle of the spoon into the ground.


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