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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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27 comments on “DIY Garden Markers”

  1. Julie, these are adorable!! What a brilliant idea. 🙂

    xo Michael

  2. This is such a cute idea. Very creative. I want to begin this project ASAP, but I don’t know where to get plastic letters from or what kind of plastic letter.
    What kind did you use? And where did you get them from?

    Thank you!!!

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  4. These are so lovely! And they look like a good way to get use out of magnetic letters that no one plays with anymore 🙂 Thanks for sharing this!

    Nancy at Hungry Enough To Eat Six

  5. What a fun, stylish project! A great gift idea, for others–and myself!–I think I’ll make them for my own garden. 🙂

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  7. Julie, I love this idea! Perfect gift, especially for the new gardener, even the indoor gardener!

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  14. I can’t wait to try these in my herb pots!

  15. How wonderful! These all markers are looking so nice and creative. Stake color of the markers is very attractive to look at. I liked this color and hope I will change my stakes color in next shopping.

  16. There are so many variations of Rustoleum Metallic in copper, so I just wanted to see if you could give me any other clues to exactly which one I should be purchasing? Thanks!

  17. I believe copper may interfere with the quality of the soil. Some plants don’t take well to copper. What has been your experience after sticking these copper beauties in the soil?

  18. What a cute idea, thanks! I will be giving this a try.

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