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diy vegetable garden markers

So I definitely can’t take credit for this idea — I’ve seen these little cuties floating around the internet for some time now.  But when my brother-in-law mentioned that he might like some garden markers for the little vegetable garden he planted with my niece, these are what popped into my head.  So I got busy!

I didn’t take too many photos during the process, but it’s not too difficult to figure out.  You’ll need some cheap spoons (a dollar or thrift store would be perfect), a hammer, a towel, a sharpie, and metal letter stamps, which I ordered here.

For starters, flatten out your spoons.  You’ll need a really hard surface — think concrete.  I literally went outside and sat on the ground.  Lay down the towel, put a spoon on it face-down, and hammer away.  Maybe start with a test run, just to get the feel of things.

After the spoons are flattened, use the hammer to punch in your letters.  Again, do a test run first.  I found that one or two light taps followed by a few stronger hammer strikes worked well.  Don’t be bummed if a letter gets crooked or blurred — I think it kind of adds to the individuality of the piece.

Finally, take your Sharpie and color over each tiny letter.  Rub the excess Sharpie away with your finger or a towel.  The Sharpie will remain in the grooves from the letter stamps and make it just a bit more visible.

Way easier than you thought, right?!  Now go put ’em in your garden!  They’d also make a super-cool gift for someone with a green thumb.  Maybe my bro-in-law will send us some pics of these little guys in action.  (Hint, hint…)  xoxo

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12 thoughts on “diy vegetable garden markers

  1. Yes, these would be so cute for indoor plants, too! Ana may I testify to the fact that these worked very well, you should see how big bro-in-law’s veggies have grown!

  2. So great. I’d love to try this, Chelsito – thanks for sharing! And a big “yes!” to your California reunion proposal – let’s do it! But I’d also love to see you before you go – let’s set something up!!

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