Hey beauties! Hope each of you lovely ladies had a special Mother’s Day. I’ve got a simple and fun DIY. Because, it’s Spring and some of us are getting ready to start our veggie/fruit gardens. I know, some of you are way ahead of us. But we’re in the Midwest and most of the frost is behind us and it’s that time. Guys, this city girl is fixin’ to plant a garden and I’m excited. These simply adorable DIY garden markers are fun and they’re gonna come in really handy!
You know I’m known as the “recycle-reuse-reduce” queen right? That’s because I hate throwing anything away. Especially something that I know I can find a use for–even if it’s not the original intended use.
When I used to decorate homes for a living, we did lots of painting. Each time we went to buy paint, they give you those stirring sticks, right? I just happened to save them cause I knew I’d find a use for them. That’s exactly what I used for this project. Basically costing nothing to make!
simply adorable DIY garden markers
What you’ll need:
- stir sticks
- vinyl letters (I used my cricut) – *Grab FILE here if you want
- 2 different paint colors (acrylics- I used dark brown & creamy white)
- shark knife or scroll saw
- Start by angling the ends of each stir stick (see in picture below) and cutting with a sharp knife or scroll saw. This will help insert it into the ground easier.
- Next paint each stick in the darker paint color and allow to dry.
- Attach the vinyl lettering to each stick and once it’s well adhered, apply two coats of the creamy white paint.
- Once dry, remove the vinyl letters to expose the darker color underneath.
- Seal each stick with polyurethane or your preference of wood sealant.
- That’s it!
My daughter is also putting in a garden so she’s getting a set of these markers for hers as well. Plenty of those stirring sticks to go around!
There’s my Boo after we had the area tilled…but don’t you worry, this girl plans on getting out there and working this garden!
More updates and pictures of our garden –stay tuned on the adventure of a city girl does gardening!
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