DIY Garden Markers

diy garden markers - a beautiful way to label plants in the garden & a great gift!

This month, Lowe’s challenged us to create our own plant or garden markers. While I’m in the mood for Spring, the Kansas winter is lingering on & snow is still on the ground. I decided this would be a fun opportunity to create a gift for a great friend that her & her family can enjoy. I love the Lowe’s Creative Ideas challenges because they encourage me to do things I hadn’t dreamt of. At first it felt like all the ideas I could think of had been done. Then, it hit me. I remembered Michael Wurm’s gold magnetic letters. I’m not really a magnet on the refrigerator kind of girl, but I was enamored with their beauty. Yes, I was inspired by Inspired by Charm. I love copper in the garden – it’s just gorgeous how it captures the light & weathers beautifully with time. So, it was off to Lowe’s!

diy garden markers - a beautiful way to label plants in the garden & a great gift!

Supplies:

copper grounding wire

plastic letters

spray paint {highly recommend Rustoleum Metallic in copper for a perfect match}

hot glue gun

Time:

10 minutes, start to finish

diy garden markers - a beautiful way to label plants in the garden & a great gift!

How to:

1. spray paint your letters & allow them to dry

2. cut grounding wire into 1′ sections

3. straighten grounding wire

4. glue the letter to the wire

diy garden markers - a beautiful way to label plants in the garden & a great gift!

I paired the garden markers with adorable seed packets I found at a local store – aren’t they pretty? Wrap with a ribbon & they’re ready to gift!

diy garden markers - a beautiful way to label plants in the garden & a great gift!

diy garden markers - a beautiful way to label plants in the garden & a great gift!

It took me two tries to get just the right match for true copper spray paint…be sure to use Rustoleum Metallic. Caps can be deceitful!

diy garden markers - a beautiful way to label plants in the garden & a great gift!

diy garden markers - a beautiful way to label plants in the garden & a great gift!

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Julie

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