Aren't these the cutest little plant markers! I was searching the web for ideas and maybe even to make a purchase for some plant markers for a friend who purchased one of these raised flower bed from me. She had posted on facebook a picture of her newly planted garden and gave a list of all the plants she planted into her new raised beds. Since she is such a sweetie, and I really like her I thought I'd surprise her with some markers for each of her new plants. I found some really cute ones made from vintage silverware that were stamped with a metal stamping tool. Very cool, so I purchased them. Then I just kept looking because there were so many cute one. Ones that were made of clay and fired. I thought I could make some of clay and fire them because I do have few kilns but then I found these. Little tiny flower pots with copper hangers. They were very expensive about 3.50 each and well I needed about 30...so I decided I could make these easily myself and I already had the copper wire. I first tried to use the stained glass paint that you use in the oven but I didn't like the sheen...kind of dull, then I thought I could paint them with pottery paint and fire them and they would surely be water proof. Well, in the end I just painted them with acrylics and sprayed a sealer on them. I decided they were so cheap to make I can always remake or repaint these if they need it.
I used a black sharpie to write the herb name rather than hand painting the name on each one. I think they are adorable! The little pots were 1.99 for 6 at Hobby Lobby, I do not remember how much the copper wire was but I would guess about 6.99 and it took one roll and a small part of another.
This picture above is 3 of my now 7 gardens, but the reason for this picture is the little generator house. It is right next to the shed. I built that and it is now 4 years old and is still standing. I never made a roof before and while this one is VERY steep...it is still a roof! I might have to make some plans up for people. I sure didn't want that big ole thing taking up room in my garage, I mean a girl needs all the room she can get in her workshop!