DIY Garden Labels

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!

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Supplies:

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

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Using your sponge brush, simply swipe the black paint across the wooden plank! Each piece is unique so don’t worry about perfection!

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You could also use chalkboard paint but I chose to use a more permanent “outdoor” paint for longevity!

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Then, using your chalk marker (or paint, chalk, etc) write what plant it is that you wish to label.

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(wish I had a professional calligrapher handy…)

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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.

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Yay! Now head to the garden…

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HOW easy is that? You could stain your wood or add colored outdoor paint too!

Happy Earth Day,

T

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