Who doesn’t arrive home from the farmer’s market, laden with fresh-smelling herbs and vegetables, only to realize after planting them that you can’t tell one from another? Here’s a simple way to label your garden that is even more fun to make with a group of fellow gardeners, or the neighborhood kiddos looking for something to do. – Debbie Hayes
- Modern Masters non fade Front Door Paint in colors Energetic, Cheerful, Fortunate, and Natural, or your favorite colors from their palette. You can find smaller sizes at Hobby Lobby, too.
- Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Primer for All Surfaces
- Unpainted wooden spoons
- Paint brushes in several small sizes
- 220-grit sandpaper
- Paper Towels
- Newspaper or plastic to protect your project area
- Black Sharpie
- String or embellishments, optional
Paint a coat of primer on each spoon in the areas where you plan to add Front Door Paint colors. Let dry. Sand lightly if needed, then wipe off residue.
Paint 1 or 2 coats of each Front Door Paint color on the spoons. Let dry.
Use a black Sharpie to hand-letter the names of each plant. Let dry for a few minutes. Add hand-painted designs on each plant with the Front Door Paint. Let dry. Add optional embellishments, like string that can later be used to tie plants like tomatoes on stakes as they grow.
Your adorable custom garden markers are ready to “plant” alongside your flowers, herbs, or veggies. No sealer is required for the non fade Front Door Paint, so you can use them in the garden right away!
The Non Fade Garden Marker DIY is by Debbie Hayes, Blogger at My Patch of Blue Sky & Author of the Color Inspiration Notebook.