Saturday, April 28, 2012

Garden Labels

Haven't had any time to craft lately, been spending so much time in the yard cleaning things up, potting and sowing and unpacking from our trip, and trying to keep our house clean. Last night I was itching to make something- so I pulled out the clay I bought weeks ago and made some garden labels. For about what I pay for a bag of plastic labels (that the pernanent marker washes off of, I might add) I found some baking clay. Tada!  
I love that I was able to customize them. For instance, my mom sent me several kinds of zinnia seed packets and I have some I harvested on my own last year- so instead of a million different markers labelled, "zinnia," - like I would have it I bought clay markers from a boutique, I have labels with, "Fastasy" "Big Tetra" "Thumbelina," and so on...
They aren't perfect, but they are exactly what I wanted. I wasn't trying to get each and every one the same shapes, etc. Perfection takes the fun right out of playing with clay, lol. I used ruber stamps to get the letters indented in the clay.
I am unsure how they'll hold up to all the variables in moisture, etc. that come from being in dirt all summer long, or whether they'll be winter safe, etc. but for now, I'm super happy with the amount of labels I got for the money spent. I LOVE how they turned out!

3 comments:

Nancy said...

Jamie, you should put those in your Etsy store. Such a great idea!!!

Nancy said...
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Jamie said...

Thank you! I plan on it! Gotta perfect the size and get some stamp cleaner. I'm also giving them a test run in the elements.