Half-Chalkboard Plant Markers

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Chalkboard Plant Markers in Action

I wanted to try out this staining paint stencil approach on something, and I needed plant markers. So an idea was born.

It turns out, I didn't really like the effect of white paint, stained with Minwax Special Walnut, on cheap craftstore wood. So I painted the plant names on the plain side, half-covered the white paint work with some chalkboard paint, and moved on with my life. Now I've got some plant markers where one side has permanent names on them and the other side allows for some plant-changing with the chalkboard option. It works.

Plant Markers 0 - Paint, Stain, Seal
Paint, Stain, & Dry
Plant Markers 1 - Stamp Plant Names
Stamp 'Em
Plant Markers 2 - Paint Stamped Names (3x)
Paint stamped text & Seal
Plant Markers 3 - Chalkboard Paint Top Half of Back
Chalkboard paint the top half of the back
Plant Markers 4 - Let Dry
Let dry & assemble signposts (super glue)
Plant Markers 5 - Attach Stakes + Signs

4 comments:

Alicia Johnston said...

These are so cute! I could have used these when I planted seedlings this year, thinking "I'm only planting three things, of course I'll remember what's what", then proceeded to put the packets into my box of ~30 different types of seeds and forget. Womp.

Alicia / Jaybird

Annie Smith said...

Freaking adorable!!!

My Garden Diaries said...

Genius!!! I love the way the paint looks with the wood! Very cool girl!

Rebe said...

I love the turquoise -- very cute!

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