Friday, April 13, 2012

garden marker - part three

(for all three parts of the "garden marker tutorial" click HERE)

so, you should have:
a crimped can lid and a stamped (or otherwise decorated) label

next:
using mod podge, adhere your paper label to the lid
then generously coat the top of the label with more mod podge
this will help keep the rust from creeping onto your label
... as well as weatherproofing it



next:
carefully smooth your mod podge coat
(it doesn't have to perfect)



find the top center hole and enlarge it using your awl
(this is where the wire will fit)



next:
using a piece of aluminum wire (approx 18 inches long or so)
bend one end like this:



slip your can lid over the hook and slightly pinch the loop 
(that will keep your lid more secure on the hanger)


voila!
a really cool garden marker:

reduce
re-use
recycle

:)

9 comments:

Halle said...

Yes! The bend in the wire! that's what I needed to see. I kept thinking...how is that staying on there?
Be careful with that mint...it spreads like crazy!!!!!!

*jean* said...

great toot!! what is that gorgeous pink flower blooming in the last shot? i bet your yard is beautiful...xo

Carola Zajdman said...

LOVE IT !!! you´re just great ! thenks for sharing it !!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I love this marker AND the mint. Now what I need is a round stamp (grin).

Rita said...

Very cute! Thanks for the step-by-step! :)

Sue said...

Fantastic! I need me some of these.....where's the can opener????

Cynthia Eloise said...

thanks for the tutorial.

~*~Patty S said...

Gorgeous Lenten Rose and that marker is the bees knees!

Thanks so much for sharing with us Kimmie...very inspiring!
oxo

marie said...

Love this idea...saw it on Pinterest. Thanks for sharing the tutorial!!