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Make These Spring Garden Markers… Too Cute!
March 19, 2010
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Tomatoes, carrots, pumpkins, broccoli, potatoes, corn, lettuce, peas, onions, orange peppers, green peppers, cucumbers, beets, watermelon, beans, red peppers, yellow peppers and squash.

Plant Marker Craft Pattern to Download

Download the printable plant marker artwork

What you Need to Make these Plant Markers Garden Craft

Plant Markers Materials

Plant Markers Materials:

  • Download and print the fruit and vegetable illustrations on a color printer
    (You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader)
  • Sticks from your yard, cut to about 6″ – 8″ inches tall
  • Raffia
  • Rubber cement or glass glue
  • Small clear glass aquarium pebbles, approximately 3/4 inch size. As tempting as it is, avoid the larger glass pebbles that are over an inch in diameter. They seem like they will work, but the way they are made, they always have wrinkles in the glass on the flat part, which makes it very hard to see the pictures beneath the glass

How to Make this Plant Markers Garden Craft:

Glue the paper between the glass pebbles

Glue the paper between the glass pebbles

Carefully cut out the circles of the plant markers you plan on using. Glue the picture circles between two glass pebbles and let dry. (If you want to see the picture on both sides you need two pictures!)

Attach the glued pebbles to the top of the sticks

Attach the glued pebbles to the top of the sticks:

Get your parent to help with a hot glue gun, and attach the two glued-together pebbles to the top of the stick.

Wrap the Raffia around the base

Wrap the raffia around the base:

After the glue is dry/cooled off, wrap a 6″ – 8″ inch piece of raffia over the glued area to cover it up. Wrap it in a few layers so that the top layers hold the starting end in place. Then grab that glue gun again and put a dab of glue on the back side of the raffia to secure the finishing end in place. This may sound tricky or hard, but it isn’t. It’s super-easy. Trim the ends of the raffia that are still sticking out.

Waterproof the crevice between the pebbles

Waterproof the crevice between the pebbles:

Now you’re almost done!

You need to put a thin layer of glue in the crevice between the two pebbles to seal out water. Have a parent help and use a rubber cement brush (or a smaller paint brush).

Now comes the hard part – you can’t use them until you plant your garden!

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