Creating DIY garden markers using paint stir sticks #CBias #ExpressYourself

 

I talked about my garden a little while ago, and I thought I’d share yet another update I have made recently. Now that I got everything planted, fertilized and thriving – I realized I needed some garden markers to know what was what because the little plastic printed ones that came with the plant wasn’t cutting it.

I decided it would be the perfect project for none other than the brand new Painters Paint Markers by Elmer’s.

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I found these Elmer’s Painters Paint Markers in the craft department for a bargain 1.97$ when I was out shopping, they had a bunch of different colors!

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…And the paint stir sticks were a whopping 28 cents!

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All you really need to create this craft is:

DIY Garden Markers using paint stir sticks
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Ingredients
  • Elmer’s Painters Markers
  • Wooden paint stir sticks
  • Spray paint
  • Spray primer
  • Masking Tape

Instructions
  1. - Prep each wooden stick with spray primer
  2. - Once they are primed, spray a foundation color of your choice on each stick
  3. - Once that coat is dry, use the masking tape to cover the bottoms of the sticks
  4. - Spray the sticks again with a contrasting color of your choice
  5. - Once they are dry, get creative with the painters makers and doodle away!

 

Here’s my spray paint setup – a plastic drop cloth held into the ground with garden lights and bounce house stakes!

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Then I masked off the bottom of each one so I could add another color.

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I had such fun painting these, i did it all while JP was at preschool during the day while I sat on the back patio listening to birds chirping. It was pure therapy, I tell you!!

I wanted a fun, whimsical touch with lots of color for these markers – I am so in love with how they turned out!! Now it’s time to add to the collection becauseI still have a little bit of garden space left…

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….I’m thinking pumpkins are next!

Here’s where my garden was before the planting begun:

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And here it is now with my garden and garden markers!

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I even have a couple of little green strawberries growing!

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I can’t wait to finish making more of them!

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Brand New Handmade Gift Tags Now Available!

I’ve been working like a busy little elf this past few weeks, preparing for my crafts shows coming up for the holiday season. Here’s a few tidbits from what I’ve been working on:

1. “Made with Love” Mason Jar Tags

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2. “Made with Love” mason jar tags in bright green

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3. “My Sincerest Thanks” Thank you Gift Tag

 

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4. “Many Thanks” green glitter thank-you tags

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5.  “Hello” blue glitter gift tag

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6. Last and Definitely not least, Christmas Gift Tags!

Fabric finds for the little men in your life

Shopping for fabric online is one of my favorite things to do, even if I have no sewing projects in mind. Lately, I’ve been collecting ideas for JP’s big boy room because he is rapidly growing out of his little bed. Here are some of my thoughts with regard to color and pattern…

1. Welcome Road Sky from Nicey Jane

2. Urban Circus Pachyderm Parade Earth by Laurie Wisbrun

3. Urban Circus Pachyderm Dots Earth by Laurie Wisbrun

4. Smirk Ghost Geo by Kyla May for Timeless Treasures

5. Rumba Dots by Hoodie

6. Mingle Spring by Robert Kaufman

7. Red, White and Bold Dots by Moda Fabric

8. Racer Stripes Cotton Woven Fabric by Sara Jane

9. Pooches and Pickups Small Trucks in Summer by Laurie Wisbrun

10.  Midwest Modern Martini Collection by Amy Butler

11. Castle Peeps Flags in Yellow by Lizzie House for Andover Fabrics

12. Alphabet Soup Beads by My Minds Eye for Riley Blake Designs

13. It’s a Jungle Out There Elephants on Navy by Hoffman Fabrics

14. Birch Fresh Bubble Stripe Organic

15. Art Gallery Oval Elements Green Apple by Pat Bravo

16. Domestic Diva Dot Cream by Riley Blake Designs

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