Garden Markers

By Lady DIY

Some of my favorite memories from childhood are times spent helping my mom in our garden. Now that I have kids of my own, I’ve continued the gardening tradition with my three boys. There is nothing better than enjoying fresh fruit or vegetables straight from your own yard! I find my kids are much more likely to try a new vegetable or fruit when we’ve grown it ourselves. Today’s project is a creative way to get your kids even more involved in the garden.

Supplies Needed:
Wooden tongue depressors
Acrylic paint & paintbrush
Hot glue gun
Sharpie marker

Step 1: Paint tongue depressors. Each garden marker uses four tongue depressors—you’ll paint two and leave two unpainted.

Step 2: Once the paint has dried, glue the two unpainted tongue depressors to the back of the two painted tongue depressors.

Step 3: Using the sharpie marker, write the type of plant on the garden marker. If you’re feeling creative, you can do a simple sketch of the vegetable or fruit as well!

Container gardening is growing in popularity, so it’s easy and fairly inexpensive to get started. Tomatoes are a good choice for beginners. If you don’t have a lot of outdoor space, an herb garden on a windowsill is great alternative.

Lady DIY lives in Rocklin and stays home with her three boys. When she’s not too busy with DIY projects around the house, she enjoys gardening, fitness and living the glamorous life of a baseball/soccer/football mom.

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