I'm excited to be collaborating with some very talented blogging friends in what we're calling, the Creative DIY Team, bringing you lots of home and garden DIY ideas that you can incorporate in your own home.
For this month's challenge, HERB - GARDEN PROJECTS, I've decided to make EASY- UPCYCLED Garden Markers.
At the end of this post you will find the links to the other projects my friends have tackled.
My long time dream of having a vegetable garden in my own backyard got fulfilled last month.
Well, my son was the one giving me lots of encouragement. ;) We worked together on cleaning and setting the bed, you can see the progress right HERE.
The plants have been growing, and he's helping me take care of it. But, I knew some plant markers were necessary for him and his sister to better identify each plant.
The main material used for these garden markers were coffee cup lids. Yep, I have a good stash of them.
My husband uses the cups, but he doesn't need the lids so, I've been collecting them, and other than this project right HERE, I've been at a loss with what to do with them.
"Let's write the plant names on the lids, stick a piece of wood on the back on them and that's it!"
Hmmm, perhaps, if you do it at the top and bottom it works fine.
Though, the picky in me couldn't tolerate that. I found in my stash self-adhesive chalkboard sheets and cut out circles to cover the problematic area.
My daughter was the one lending me a hand with a regular hole punch. Two holes on each lid at the top and bottom.
Two coats of clear poly were applied to the lids in order to protect the labels.
Then, ¼" wooden dowels were passed through the holes.
And into the garden they went!
We've had lots of rain and the labels have been holding really well.
Well, I don't even worry about that... I have plenty of supplies! :)
Any other ideas on how to upcycle those lids? Let me know in the comments below.
For more DIY - HERB GARDEN Projects make sure to click on the links below to visit the beautiful projects my friends have created: