In case you didn't make it over to Red Heads Craft More Fun last week to see my guest post, here is what you missed:
Silverware Garden Markers
Today I'm sharing with you how to make your very own garden markers from old silverware. I've been seeing these popping up everywhere and decided to put my own spin on them. All of the ones I had seen involved stamping of some sort, and I don't have stamps, so I decided to try something else. It's a cheap, easy and fast way to dress up any garden! To make yours, you'll need:
Various assorted silverware
Fine-tip permanent marker
Mod podge and brush
I found a whole bunch of silverware at Goodwill for $1 a bundle and I got 4 HUGE bundles (I've got some other silverware-related projects I'd like to do so I stocked up.) I started by going through my silverware and choosing the ones I thought would work best. I used 4 spoons and 4 forks.
Then, I traced around the top part of one of the spoons on the drawing paper
to give myself a rough idea of how big the labels should be.
Then I wrote out the label (I actually ended up not using this one, so if you don't see it and get confused, you know why.) Then I tore the paper around the word, leaving a small border and glued it onto the spoon.
Or in this case, fork. See I left enough around the word so if I needed to trim it down a little bit more, I could. I then painted on a thin layer of Mod Podge. This seals it and keeps water from ruining the paper.
Let the Mod Podge dry completely, which should take about 20 minutes.
Then stick them in your garden! And that's it! They're really fast and easy-which is how I like things. This is my little herb garden that I've got going on our balcony.
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