Thursday, May 15, 2008

Garden Markers

Last year I tried my hand at growing my own vegetables in a little garden. I enjoyed gardening a bit... but I really enjoyed creating the garden markers for the vegetables even more.

I just used clean paint stirrers and painted on fruits and vegetables with exaggerated faces. I used both acrylic paints with a brush and paint markers, both can be found at a craft store. I used a spray can clear coat to finish them off, however, by the end of the summer, they had disintegrated quite a bit. My husband suggested that I use a good wood clear coat or a shellac instead of a cheap spray can. Then they will hold up a little better.

I made up a ton of them and gave them as gifts and even sold a few to people that saw them and liked them.


Marye said...

those are really cute! What a great idea.

The Housewife said...

Those are really clever! You should sell them on etsy :)