Monday, May 23, 2011

Garden Markers

For the past five years, we've planted a vegetable garden in our backyard.  We've expanded each year (three new raised beds this year!), plus we're constantly experimenting with different locations for each vegetable.  To help us remember at a glance what is where, I decided that Trevor and I should make some cute garden markers.

We started with red, blue, yellow and white Crayola Model Magic.  It is great- easy to blend, fun to work with, air dries overnight, and makes no mess.

We mixed colors to get green and orange.

Then we started sculpting.  We put the finished veggies onto ordinary wooden skewers.


Here are some of the finished garden markers: strawberries, yellow pear tomatoes, cucumbers, tomatoes, and carrots.  Trevor's are on the left, mine on the right.  

I love the way they turned out!  We let them air dry overnight, then I sprayed them with two coats of Krylon Crystal Clear sealant.  When those were dry, Trevor put the garden markers in place.

 What a fun and cute addition to our garden!  

3 comments:

  1. Very cute and a good idea for gifts to the favorite gardeners on your list.

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  2. Oh my word, that could not be cuter! So creative and what a fun project to do with your little one. This really made me smile.

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  3. Sooooooo fun!!! I love it! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)):):)

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