On our last crafting day, Megan made a fresh batch of silverware plant markers. Not only are they a great way to keep track of what you're growing, they add a little fun and whimsy to your garden!
I always have a pot of ivy growing on my kitchen windowsill.
A pot of berries on the patio.
Succulents in a vintage colander for a little secret garden.
And nothing beats fresh herbs, like rosemary ...
... and parsley.
Here's what you'll need to make your own ...
*old sliverware in assorted shapes and sizes
*a washable magic marker
*a letter punch set (purchased online here)
*a heavy hammer
*a little black craft paint
*a nice hard sold surface
The hardest step is flattening your silverware - use a heavy hammer and a hard solid surface. Use the marker to place dots where you want your letter - this helps with spacing. One nice firm hit of the hammer creates your letter. Then Megan likes to rub a little black craft paint into the crevices to highlight the letters. That's it - fun and easy!
And aren't they so much cuter than those little plastic markers that come with your plants?
And what a cute gift idea, with or without a plant!
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