I have been working on my backyard veggie garden, and have been using the markers that came in the pots for those plants, but had nothing for the ones I grew from seeds.
So I wanted to come up with a consistent and cute marker, that I would have no problem matching when I added a new plant. I also wanted them to be inexpensive.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Pre-cut shapes of thin wood
- Tongue depressors
- Hot Glue Gun
- Spray Paint
- Paint Markers
- Spray Varnish
First, glue the tongue depressors onto the back of the pieces of wood.
Next, spray paint your pieces (once they are glued together). I needed 3 coats of spray paint to get good coverage, the wood soaks up a lot of paint.
Once the spray paint is dry, I used paint markers to draw on each one. I wanted to keep a consistent design across the lot, but you could make each one different too.
Once the paint pen dries, I sprayed each one with a coat of varnish and they are ready to use.
I’m really happy with the result. I’m also ecstatic on how well my little garden is growing!
It’s been 2 weeks since the plants went into the ground (see the garden when it was first planted), and I can see so much growth. The lettuce, arugula and radishes will be ready for harvest in the next 2 weeks. YUM! Are any of your veggies ready for harvest yet? How’s your garden growing? I’d love to see!