Happy Earth Day! I did a fun, easy & cheap DIY project today that I can’t wait to share! Andrew and I built our first garden recently and I have been needing garden labels. Why not DIY it? My sister reminded me that it was Earth Day, so it is extra fitting!
Wooden Planks: $1.99 for 4 pieces
Wooden Sticks: $2.47 for 24 pieces
Outdoor Paint: “Wrought Iron Black” About $1.50
Sponge Brushes: $1.29
Chalk Marker: $1.99 (found at TJMaxx)
Hot Glue Gun + Glue Sticks
Using your sponge brush, simply swipe the black paint across the wooden plank! Each piece is unique so don’t worry about perfection!
You could also use chalkboard paint but I chose to use a more permanent “outdoor” paint for longevity!
Then, using your chalk marker (or paint, chalk, etc) write what plant it is that you wish to label.
(wish I had a professional calligrapher handy…)
Use your hot glue gun to pump a good amount of glue onto each wooden plank. Then press a wooden stick down the center of the plank and add pressure for about a minute or until dry.
Yay! Now head to the garden…
HOW easy is that? You could stain your wood or add colored outdoor paint too!
Happy Earth Day,