For a long time now, I’ve wanted to make some markers for the garden.  Especially when planting from seed, I like to know exactly where I’ve planted what.  And aside from that, I like the look of them all lined up, labelling what is being produced behind.  For these garden markers, I purchased some wooden utensils from the dollar store and painted them with two coats of chalkboard paint.  Once dry, I wrote the names of each of my veggies planted and then dug them into the garden.  I’m not too sure how the chalk writing will stand up to the upcoming summer storms we are expecting.  If the writing doesn’t last the weather, I might need to change to a permanent paint marker.  But for the moment, I think they look quite lovely.

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11 Comments on Mary, Mary, How Does Your Garden Grow?

  1. julie@sowsewso
    September 10, 2013 11:10 am at 11:10 am (4 years ago)

    Super cute! Nice work.

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  2. Leah
    September 10, 2013 11:59 am at 11:59 am (4 years ago)

    Yet again I’m inspired by your creative solutions! the markers look great

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  3. rubytheblacklabrador
    September 10, 2013 7:58 pm at 7:58 pm (4 years ago)

    Great idea – I’ve already forgotten what’s planted where!

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  4. KerryCan
    September 10, 2013 8:44 pm at 8:44 pm (4 years ago)

    They look very perky in the garden–good idea!

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    • brownpaperbelle
      September 12, 2013 5:10 pm at 5:10 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks Kerry! I love how they look too 🙂

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  5. catcstylist
    September 10, 2013 9:03 pm at 9:03 pm (4 years ago)

    Reblogged this on sweet living newcastle and commented:
    Thought I’d share this cute idea, maybe an activity with the kids, dip the spoons in the chalk paint, which now comes in different colours.

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  6. Catherine @ A Two Storey Home
    September 10, 2013 10:43 pm at 10:43 pm (4 years ago)

    So cute! I am looking forward to making some labels for my garden as well! Let us know how the chalk holds up.

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    • brownpaperbelle
      September 12, 2013 5:10 pm at 5:10 pm (4 years ago)

      I’ll be sure to update you.

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  7. evandaestes
    September 10, 2013 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm (4 years ago)

    Love this idea! You are so creative!

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  8. naomimgruer
    September 12, 2013 6:58 am at 6:58 am (4 years ago)

    Such a nice idea and much more attractive than the plastic plant tags that come from the nursery!

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