5/12/10

Garden Markers?


I have been crazy busy...between gathering, thrifting, marking for the booth and creating, there is a lot of stuff going on at Dime Store Thrift!

Something that I have been wanting to try for awhile: Stamping on metal. Bought some stamps. Didn't work. Believe me I tried. Then decided that I am going to leave the metal stamping of stuff to the professionals. But in the meantime? I had thrifted a lot of vintage silverware to make garden markers out of! What to do? What to do?

Get out my sharpie of course!



10 comments:

Shanna said...

I used thrifted knives to mark where I put my potatoes in this year. I wasn't as creative as you to actual write on them, I just stuck them next to each mound. ;) Thrifty minds think alike, I guess.

Sue said...

Love it!

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

I'm definitely borrowing this idea!! I'm lousy at remembering the names of plants. I'm trying to put in flower beds this season and I can't for the life of me remember what I've planted. This will be a stylist way of keeping me informed!! Thanks so much!!

aimee said...

Great idea! I use plastic knives for garden markers - also using a Sharpie marker for identifying plants - but old silverware looks much nicer and not prone to breakage either.

svelteSTUFF said...

I had been using vintage swizzle sticks... but this will be a fun switch!

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Really cute!

Ninny said...

You are so clever! Now I simply must go buy some flatware and some basil!

Liz

Jennifer said...

I keep wanting to make a project with silverware - when I want to find it - I don't! When I want ideas - I have none - I'm hoping to go to PA this weekend to Shupp's Grove - I always luck out there. Jennifer jennsthreegraces pop in!

Sir Thrift-A-Lot said...

Neat idea! Never would have thought. I have successfully stamped on surfaces nothing else would stamp on with On The Run ink, but seems like you already got 'er done!

Sir-Thrift-A-Lot.

Barbara said...

Fantastic idea!! I have a stash of old silverware. By the way, do you know how to take off the permanent marker when you're done with the garden?? Just use a dry erase marker over the permanent and it'll wipe right off. Easy to do and you can reuse the silverware for another clever project!