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Project by Jimthecarver posted 544 days ago 1043 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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Jimthecarver

111 posts in 1119 days
hardiness zone 8b

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justjoel

1062 posts in 1975 days
hardiness zone 7a

posted 544 days ago

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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MsDebbieP

14682 posts in 2595 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 544 days ago

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

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

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sharad

1630 posts in 1812 days
hardiness zone 11

posted 543 days ago

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

Sharad

-- 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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Radicalfarmergal

4296 posts in 1857 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 543 days ago

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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Jimthecarver

111 posts in 1119 days
hardiness zone 8b

posted 542 days ago

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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jroot

5055 posts in 2225 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 542 days ago

I love it. Well done!

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

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Iris43

3807 posts in 2224 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 542 days ago

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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Trumpetvine

26 posts in 1306 days
hardiness zone 7b

posted 460 days ago

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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