Monday, March 14, 2011

Recycled Garden Markers

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I have a bad case of Spring Fever.   I was browsing around in the garden center at Lowe’s not too long ago and came across a cart of “distressed plants” that were very nicely discounted.  I picked up 8 Pansies.  Four were bright yellow and four were bright purple.  I just love that purple and yellow color combination.  And, I paid only $1.40 per container.  I love a bargain.  I took them home and planted one yellow and one purple pansy in each of the four pots that I usually plant my summer Geraniums in.  This will give our porch a little bit of color until it’s time to plant the Geraniums

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Anyway, I decided to take the plastic plant markers that came with each of the plants and see if I could re-cycle them.  So with a can of black spray paint, I quickly gave them a spray on the front and back and let them dry.

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Then with a Sharpie White Paint Pen, (I used their medium point oil based paint pen.)  (click here to check out the Sharpie Blog),  I started adding the names of some of the plants I hope to be growing this summer.  The fun part was making them look funky with some extra doodles.

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And here they are.  I think they turned out cute and I am planning to make some more when I get some more plastic markers after I buy some more plants.    These marker tags were nice and wide which I think I like the best but I am sure you could do it with the skinny ones too.

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Fun, quick and easy.  :)


Mandi said...

What a freaking AWESOME idea!!! I love it. I always want plant markers but never want to pay as much for them as they want in the stores. I always have black spray paint and paint pens.

Sensible Redesign said...

So easy and so clever!

Anonymous said...

Great idea to re-use those. Absolutely GREAT idea.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Cute idea! Good deal on the pansies too-enjoy:@)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Great idea, Lisa! I like these, too, because they are nice and big! I like that you can see the names and the designs you did.

Melanie said...

They are very cute and look just like you. I have to say that you come up with the most creative ideas! I love it.

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

What a clever idea and soooo much better than the ones that come with the plants.

Bringing Pretty Back said...

You are so smart! What a GREAT idea!
I also have spring fever BAD!
It was sunny today and it was so nice!
Have a pretty day!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Great idea. Those look great.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Hey Lisa! I just wanted to come back and let you know that I mentioned you in my blog post today. It's on stenciling! : )

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

You come up with the neatest ideas. This is so easy and fun. Who doesn't have tons of plastic plant markers. Too cute.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

A wonderful idea, I usually throw them away! Thanks for sharing:)