Plant Markers

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Project by Jimthecarver posted 02-22-2013 09:22 AM 2610 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We wanted plant markers.
Being that most of the green house is from upcycled materials, why not keep in the scheme of things and make our plant markers.
We have seen many different types of plant markers from cutting soda pop cans to painting on rocks.
I thought since I had lots of old 2×2 tiles why not use them? But what to hold them with…..hmmmmm?
Wheels were turning, then I remembered somthing I’d saw on Pintrest and decided to give it a try.
So I was off to round up some old forks out in the shed and a few tiles. I am not much of a painter and have very limited supplies, that being said I rounded up some old model paint and did my best.
I bent the forks in a manner as to hold the tiles very tight, and just jab them into the soil and insta plant markers.
This was a fun little project, I hope you all enjoy it and maybe just maybe want to do the same.
Happy Gardening
God Bless

-- JTC

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posted 02-22-2013 11:38 AM

Very cool! And what do you mean, your painting skills are great.

-- "We are stardust. We are golden. And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden." Joni Mitchell

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posted 02-22-2013 12:16 PM

I agree – painting skills are great – as is the imagination and fork-bending skills.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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posted 02-23-2013 09:35 AM

I liked the idea of using forks to hold the tiles and yes your painting is also good.


-- Bagwan-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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posted 02-23-2013 11:49 AM

I think they are beautiful and will probably prove to be quite durable as well. They will look wonderful in your garden beds.

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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posted 02-24-2013 03:45 AM

Thank you all very much.
We think they will add a little color. After making 28 the fun diminished a bit.
Back to bending forks… :-)

-- JTC

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posted 02-24-2013 06:22 AM

I love it. Well done!

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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posted 02-24-2013 08:06 AM

I think they are wonderful….almost too pretty to put outside. :D

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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posted 05-16-2013 07:27 PM

Do not sell your self short! I taught art classes for over 25 years & I can tell you your creativity is wonderful! One of the coolest plant marker projects I’ve ever seen!

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