Wooden Chalkboard Plant Markers
I was at Michael’s craft store the other day and saw a set of these of rectangular plant markers by Martha Stewart and thought they looked pretty fun and functional. When I took them to check out, they rang up $12.99…yikes!, they were in the wrong bin and I wasn’t about to pay that price for them (I think there were 6-8). So I inspected them closely and decided I could make my own version.
Right now the dollar store has little wooden shapes in the craft section that work perfect for this project…a pack of 10 for $1. They had 3 shapes at my dollar store: butterfly, flower, and dinosaur. On your way home from your next shopping trip, stop by your favorite Chinese take-out spot and ask if you can have 4-5 pairs of the disposable wood chopsticks. That gives you 10 sticks which you simply attach to the back of the wood shape with a little wood glue. (I used a clothespin to hold mine in place while the glue was drying….which doesn’t take long). Tip: use a sharp knife to separate the chopsticks….they don’t always break at the correct spot.
If you subscribe to the blog (sign up to the right), you will receive an e-mail with a silhouette file attached so that you can cut out matching, slightly smaller flowers on chalkboard vinyl. Just cut, peel and stick! Wouldn’t these make a fun gift?
What I have growing in my kitchen window. This little planter is perfect for my window sill (someday I will have a garden window!) and also came from the dollar store! I made my own little SIP system (sub-irrigated planter) as an experiment. I’m excited to see how well it works….google it, it’s very cool 🙂
You could also use the wooden skewers for the sticks. You get 100 for a couple of bucks. Multiple uses for those handy skewers. However, if the chopsticks have flat sides, they would glue better.
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