When planting season arrives I start almost everything through direct seed.
Flower planting can get scattered and sometimes I forget what I planted so I thought it would be fun to create new garden markers using recycled seed packages.
This is a pretty simple project and the best part, it’s made from left over product and recycled seed packs.
Garden markers are a good to have handy during planting season, they help remembering so much easier.
- Cedar Fence board pieces or scrap wood of any kind will work
- Recycled Seed Packs with Photos – you could also use clippings from old magazines
- Wood glue
- Stain and Polyurethane
- Sand Paper
- Electric Saw or Jig Saw
- Paint Brush and Scissors
Start this project with three markers and if you like the outcome then make more.
- Carefully cut your seed pack covers and set aside.
- Cut the wood in different shapes and towards the end of the project I decided the square shape was best.
- If you want the rounded edge use a jigsaw saw, make sure your wood is secure using a clamp so you don’t hurt yourself prior to cutting.
- Cut the shapes to match your seed pack cut outs and make sure to include three stakes.
Once your shapes are cut sand until they’re smooth and dust off. Next you’ll want to stain ad wait for them to dry before applying the cut out’s.
Glue the stick to the wood picture using wood glue and let dry; make sure they apply smooth with no bubbles.
This will take about an hour to dry.
When the glue is dry cover the top with layers of polyurethane; use about three or four coats. Make sure each one dries before applying additional layers.
Once the polyurethane is completely dry add a little pop with ribbon or raffia to finish the markers.
I always tend to go for raffia because it holds up pretty good outdoors.
When you’re garden markers are finished, grab a hammer and head to the garden and place markers where you planted and enjoy.
This is an easy project and its fun, it would make a neat mother and daughter activity for any weekend.