Thursday, July 28, 2011

garden markers

primitive garden markers you can make yourself

this first one uses a can lid
I've punched holes in the metal and bent the edge with pliers
the label is stamped paper that I mod-podged to the lid
it's waterproof, but not rust proof
the stake is heavy gauge aluminum wire from the hardware store




this next one is a seed packet that I dipped in beeswax
(to waterproof the paper)
and then it's staked in place with an old fork


16 comments:

Charade said...

All that creativity and a green thumb to boot. It all brings a smile to my face. BTW, is that a shovel head making an appearance as more garden art?

ELK said...

two great ideas ! your garden looks Good!!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Your garden markers are fabulous and your garden is looking great!

We actually have two balconies here. The one off my bedroom is where all the plants died. The second one has mostly succulents which fared well. The moss roses haven't bloomed in a while so I was surprised to see that one tiny flower yesterday.

Hope you are having a great day. Tammy

Sue said...

Whoaaa both these ideas are fab-u-lous!! I particularly like the metal lid idea.

*jean* said...

o i can just imagine how delightful your gardens are...so clever!!

Yvonne said...

I love your garden art. Using and repurposing things are a great idea. I used to take small log slices and burned the names into them, drilled holes so I could tie them to stakes made from bamboo I had left over. I used jute or garden twine, to tie the log slice labels to the bamboo stakes. Then I bought some metal ones from Burpee. I like the home made ones better. This time of the year my garden is done and the little birds are taking dust baths in it.

Gayle said...

These are so, so gorgeous, inventive and rustic. You are so good at coming up with great ideas and following them through.I love the rust on the parsley marker. I don't think I am good with 'hard' things i.e. metal...I have gotten too comfy in my paper/ fibre nest, but I absolutely love what you do. xx

Lynn said...

and functional too! can't beat that! Delightful both!!!!!

Halle said...

Brilliant once again!

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

I love clever and you are soooo clever making reuse. Charming. xox Corrine

Becca said...

I love your garden stakes, especially the rusty lid one...so cute! Looks like you have a lot growing right now. Have a nice weekend.

PAK ART said...

So that's where all the silverware disappears to! I've lost so many utinsels through the years. Great ideas, I too love the can lids - they look so rustic and fit the garden perfectly.

La Dolce Vita said...

you are so brilliant!! just love both ideas! xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm really impressed with these garden markers. I may just have to make a few of the rusty lidded ones. My garden is pretty sparse this year, even the herbs seem doomed. But I really love the ide of making a few of these to have for next year.

~*~Patty S said...

your garden must be such a magical place...Love your markers and your Christmas babbles hanging in the tree VERY much...those will look pretty in the snow too...oh who said that!

oxo

ooglebloops said...

Love the lid! I use old forks to hold the seed packs- never thought of beeswax!!! Will have to try that!!