So inspiratiton was not lacking! I decied, as usual, to try and use materials I already had on hand. I also wanted the kids to be able to help and for these plant markers to last for the whole planting season...and maybe next! I came up with three different styles that I really like.
Plant Markers #1
frozen juice can lids
1. I used my wire cutter and cut my hanger into four pieces
2. I traced the juice lids onto my pretty paper and cut out the circles
3. We painted the juice lids with mod podge and stuck on our circles
4. I wrote, drew, and cut out the plain paper
5. I mod podged those on top of the pretty paper. I did 2 top coats of mod podge too.
6. I drilled a hole at the top of each lid
7. I put my wire through the hole and twisted it to secure the juice lid
This was super easy! I just painted the wood, hot glued the stick, wrote my plant name on the wood, drilled a hole, and hung it on my post.
Plant Markers #3
These wear really easy too. I grabbed some sticks, sisal, Memory Makers page pebbles, hot glue and the printable from Craft Junior (above).
I printed and cut out the veggie pics. Stuck one pebble on the front. Then I put a BIG blob of hot glue on the back and smooshed the second pebble really hard so the glue oozed out. I am hoping this will protect the paper from the elements.
Then I glued the pebble to the top of a stick and wrapped it with my sisal.
#2 is more my style but #1 is my daughter's favorite. She wants to keep a close eye on those pumpkin plants!