Monday, April 25, 2011

Dollar Store Craft - Garden Marker

So the Dollar Store Craft Challenge wasn't the smashing success I was hoping for but my friends and I still had a great time creating our own! After stalking the dollar store's aisle for about a half hour I decided on my craft only to have a better idea the next day and had to drive back for the new supplies.

I decided to make garden markers to indicate where all the new plants my mom and I planted last week were located. 
All you need is:
  • Craft sticks - $1
  • Wood shapes (I used two packages) - $1 each
  • Hot glue gun and glue - Had on-hand but normally run about $3
  • Sharpie pen or paint - depending on how fancy you want to get - $1
  • Mod podge and paint brush - Had on-hand
  • Optional - Paint to color your markers (If I had more time I probably would have spray painted them before writing on them)

Step 1: Crack open your wooden sticks and shapes and attach them together with the hot glue.

Step 2: Using your Sharpie write the name of your plants on the wood shapes.

 That is my mom's nice handwriting, not my chicken scratches.

Step 3: Adorn with crayon or anything else you like. I had crayons handy so that is what I used.

Step 4: Coat each marker with mod podge and let dry.

Step 5: Place in dirt and take heart that you can now identify all your plants.
I don't know how well they will hold up, but for a the total purchase price of $4.00 I don't really care if they only last one year.


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