Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Painted Birch Garden Markers

We have had a small vegetable and herb garden each summer since we've lived in our house. This year, we decided to move out of the raised beds that Rich built and into a larger space, directly in the ground. Since we're planting from seeds for the first time, lots of the sprouts look the same, even as they grow a bit.

 

I wanted to make some colorful plant markers to label each row of vegetable plants, so Rich got to work cutting up a birch log. I decided to keep them simple, so I wrote the name of each plant in a different color on a marker. I just used a super tiny paintbrush, but I think a paint pen would work well and be faster, if you wanted to use that instead.

 

Before they go out in the garden, I'll spray paint them with an outdoor clear coat to protect them. I love how they turned out, and that we used things we already had to make them. I love a free project! :). Once I put them outside, I'll be sure to show them off! 

 

Do you have markers in your garden? What do you use? Have you made any projects with things you had lying around?

 

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  1. These are too cute! I can't wait to start our veggie patch over so we can add in some cute markers. I bought terracotta ones last summer but Jesse tore the veggie patch up before I got to painting them and putting them in haha

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    1. Thanks! I can't wait to see yours! Terra cotta markers would be pretty!

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