Simple Garden Markers

Simple Garden Markers

I never considered myself to be a gardner or have a green thumb... In fact, I don't have any living plants in my house because every one I've ever owned bit the dust within a week... 

Well, I recently decided to embark on a community garden project at work (against my better judgement and dark botanical history). I highly recommend this route if you're thinking about dabbling in the gardening realm. I've learned so much already and it's been great having the help and support of my fellow coworkers along the way! And the best part is that all of my plants are still alive! Wahoo :-) I hope I didn't just jinx myself but fingers crossed!

One super important thing about planting veggies is to keep track of your plants and where they are in your garden bed. The last thing you want to do is get all excited, plant your veggies, and then forget what kind of plants they are! 

To avoid this wretched forgetfulness and bad garden mojo, I made little garden markers out of craft sticks, Folkart outdoor paint, and Plaid's new mini (fairy garden) stencil pack that is just too cute for words! 

Here's what you'll need: 

Step 1: Prep you craft sticks by sanding any rough edges.

Step 2: Plan out what you want on each stick. I wanted a little flourish and the top and the bottom of each veggie callout! 

Step 3: Place the stencil on the wooden craft stick. Once in place, load the stencil brush with the desired outdoor paint color, offload excess onto a paper towel, and stencil in a circular motion. Immediately remove and move to the next letter/design. TIP: It's important to use an outdoor, durable paint to keep your markers from fading.

Step 4: Continue until the name is complete and let dry.

TIP: If you accidentally get paint on other areas of your marker, you can easily erase any mistake by sanding it away with sandpaper.  These stencils are very tiny and it's easy for the brush to get paint on other areas of the marker.

Voila! Simple and easy veggie/plant markers for your little garden :-) 

Taxidermy Flamingo

Taxidermy Flamingo

Happy National Mod Podge Day!

Happy National Mod Podge Day!