Tuesday, May 8, 2012

diy: garden signs

I made some signs for our garden last month, just for fun. Now that everything has popped it's pretty easy to tell what is what, but I still think its nice to have the labels. They are super easy to make and it only takes a little bit of time and your best drawing skills.

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-paper
-paper cutter or scissors
-colored pencils/crayons
-clear packing tape
-wooden skewers
-glue gun

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First, cut your paper to size. Mine are about 4x4 (I have smaller ones in my herb garden)
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Next, draw pictures on each sign of what is growing. If you don't want to draw because your skills aren't as awesome as mine (haha, my spinach looks like a four leaf clover) you can always cut the picture off of the seed pack and glue it to your sign instead.
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Now, tape over the front and back of the sign with clear packing tape. This is an easy way to make it water proof. Of course, if you have a laminator you could use that too!
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Trim the excess tape.
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Flip your signs over and glue a skewer to the back of each. Make sure there is a good amount of glue to keep the skewer secure.
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And then they are all ready to put in your garden!
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Stick your signs in the ground and enjoy!
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And voila! The final product. This photo was taken about a month ago. Our garden looks completely different now! I'll post updated photos soon.
ps- I cannot believe how big and fast the cucumber vines grow! They are practically taking over our lawn and have started to creep up the fence.

3 comments:

  1. further encouragement for me to start a garden!

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  2. That is adorable and so easy! I'm totally going to do this for my little herb box.

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  3. i'm dying to start a garden! such a cute, simple idea!

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