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Recycle Pop Cans Into Easy and Cheerful Plant Markers and Garden Decor
Submitted by Pam on Thu, 05/31/2012 - 23:23
New plant markers for the garden!
These are totally simple to do! This whole set took just an hour to make.
And what I really love is that the names of the plants can be "erased" with alcohol or acetone and then reused year after year! Great durable recycle project.
Unlike Annette, I don't have a cuttle bug or cricut to emboss designs on the surface, so I decided to try my hand at creating a few shapes!
The tomato shapes above are very similar to the actual mature tomato. (I would have cut out peppers too, but for some reason, my pepper seeds did not come up this year.)
And for the sun flower seedlings - flowers and a butterfly! Of course a butterfly!
Even my sweetie loves how cheerful these look in the garden.
Hummmmm...... my friend Nancy has suggested I think of using tin flowers as garden decor. I think that is a very good idea! Butterflies too! And maybe dragonflies or dragons or fairies or toad stools - even dinosaurs!!
Perfect templates can be found in young children's coloring books! All that is needed is the outline really.
My "pet" lady bug!
We have no idea how in the world she found our little seedling nursery on the dining table. But she remained on "her" tray of sunflower seedlings from the time the first leaves appeared until we planted them outside.
She even stayed put during the days the plants took little trips outside to harden off! She never left them - not for a minute.
Seedlings are all in their places in the garden now and I can use the dining table again for serious crafting!