This time of the year just seems to drag for me. I hurt for spring. Every year I try starting seedlings (which is usually turns out to be a joke.) First off, I never have enough plants identification. These days I need one of these for everything I do. If I don’t write it down….it might as well not be done. I can’t remember what I did five minutes ago…much less what I planted in the dirt six weeks ago!
Generally when you buy a plant at the nursery these days….you get one with you plants. I don’t usually keep those, I recognize mature plants, it’s the baby plants I sometimes don’t. Having the plants identification just keeps my brain straight…and makes me happy. I have a collection of plant markers, but they are a little fancier than the plastic tags you get in plants en mass.
I’ve seen plant markers made in many ways…all were cute, and I’ll do more later….but today I’m using left over slats from my burlap roman shades from mini blinds. Y’all know me….it wouldn’t be normal if I weren’t using leftovers. Also when I did my “what is marriage” post: I promised Y’all I’d be using my metal letter punches again…and we are today! Well…my hubby is, because I’m still recuperating from surgery, and can’t wield a hammer right now.
First the mini blind slats. This doesn’t get any easier. you’ll need:
- Mini blind slats.
- Stamps and ink…or anything you want to decorate them with
Cut your slats the length you want. Mine are about 4″ long. I cut a point on one end. I did two different kinds, both work well…and I think the pictures are pretty explanatory….but if you have any questions, you know you can always email me for more help.
The sage Marker was made wrinkly on purpose. I did this as an experiment, and I kinda like it. I used a heat gun to heat up the plastic….and kind of scrunched.
This oregano tag…I hand wrote…just because I know everyone won’t have the little letter stamps. Still fairly cute….don’t ya think?
For the metal stamps…I just used some goodwill silverware…and my stamps. Or I should say…..MY HUBBY did! He flattened out the spoon first…and then he put my wording on them!
What else could you make tags from? Here are some more plant tag ideas using your stamps. I’m going to be using those metal stamps for even more projects very soon!
Glass beads with words cut from a magazine glued to the back…and then glue the glass to a knife handle
Here I took wooden pieces from the craft store, drilled two holes in each one, wrote on them with plain white glue.
After the glue dries, spray paint, let the paint dry and used rub and buff to highlight. Thread them with clear fishing line…and attach to pot!
This couldn’t be any cuter!
Here I wrote on these nature finds with craft glue, then stained them with wood stain. I attached them to cake pop sticks. After the stain dried, I
peeled the glue off, leaving a lighter color. These are such a cute rustic way to mark you plants.
These are craft gardening supplies, I think meant to be display in a small garden pot. I found them at Goodwill for .75 Cents for the package.
They make really cute markers @.25 cents each.
These really have to be my favorite!
Friday I’ll be hanging out on G+ with my dear friends again. We’ll have lots of information about gardening. I’ll be sharing these…and some recipes. There will several other ladies sharing their ideas with us too. We’d love for you to join us! It will air on March 8th @ 1:00p.m. CST. Please use this link to go…come join us for the fun and loads of information!!