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I’ve been germinating seeds since January and got hooked on Botanical Interests. It was their packaging that caught my attention because they’re so pretty.
I carefully opened each one while adding seeds to terracotta pots because I knew eventually an idea would spark for a craft later.
That’s just what happened and the other day I decided to make some new garden markers.
I took a few of these pretty envelopes and laminated them; after a few more details I ended up with this neat project for my garden.
Keep reading to make your own and don’t worry I’ve linked the supply list just in case you don’t have everything.
Project Supply List
- Any pretty seed package – But check out Botanical Interests – friends they’re pretty and seeds germinate fast.
- 1.5 ft. Copper Wire for each hanger – Get by the foot at hardware store.
- Scotch Laminate machine
- Scotch Laminate paper
- Paper Cutter
- Hole Punch
- Wire Cutters
If you want to make several you can get Botanical Interests packages in bulk by variety:
- Botanical Interest Herbs
- Botanical Interest Flowers
- Botanical Interest Vegetables
- Botanical Interest Bees and Butterfly mix
Get Ready to Laminate
To begin we laminate empty seed packages by lying them on the clear cover.
Allow plenty of space around the edges, make sure they’re clean and corners are pressed flat.
I tossed in a Burpee envelope because I wanted to do a test example as I went along.
That isn’t necessary but I tend to practice steps before applying to my finished project to keep from making mistakes.
Insert into Scotch Machine
The next step is simple and once the machine is ready to use, insert the laminate paper with seed packages and watch them slide through with a clear protector.
I love this little machine, it’s so easy to use and it’s handy for many projects, Robert even uses it.
Cutting the Edges
Next, we cut the edges using a paper cutter. I like straight edges and this cutter works much better than scissors because I’m the worst when it comes to cutting direct lines.
You want to leave a clear edge around the three sides and a little more space on top leaving room to hole punch.
Hopefully in this photo you can see the cutting distance.
Simply hole punch on top as this will be used for hanging the garden markers.
This craft is so easy friends and I plan to make more.
Making the Copper Hanger
The hanger takes a strong hand and I recommend wearing work gloves because it will make bending less difficult. Need awesome work gloves? Check out my review here.
To create, I took 1.5 ft. of copper wire for each hanger and bent a couple loops from one end. You want to make sure those loops are relatively close together.
Then slide the marker through the loops to keep it secure.
Notice on my finished project that you can also leave a straight line of copper and secure the marker over the top keeping it still.
I like both styles and they look so neat in my Startle Garden.
This is a super neat project and a neat activity for the afternoon. Go ahead, make a few laminated garden markers for your growing space.
Thanks for joining me today,
Smiles and Sunshine, Carole West