Spring is in the air! There is nothing we love more than an adorable window herb garden. My husband is a chef, so I though it would be nice to have fresh herbs around for cooking. It saves money and is organic and delicious. I have always wanted to make my own set of garden markers! Below I am happy to share with you my process.
I potted some basic herbs in these cute buckets we had leftover form our wedding. Since they don't have drainage holes, I put rocks at the bottom so the plants roots are not sitting in water. My stamped letters are by NO MEANS straight. I am a painter and find things that have to be lined up perfectly challenging/annoying. Around my house, if something is messed up we say its "rustic". :) Check out these rustic garden markers!
Materials: spoons, metal letter stamps, hammer, metal hammer block, sharpie, alcohol, cotton balls, herb garden!
Step One: Place the spoon face down on your block. Hammer with a metal hammer until the spoon is flat.
Step Two: Place the spoon face up and decide if you prefer your letters to have a vertical or horizontal alignment. Start with the first letter and put your stamper into place. Grip it tightly towards the bottom of the stamper and hold tight. Smack it with the hammer as hard as possible. It is best to try to get a good impression in one whack, but if you don't move the stamp, you can do it 2 or three times to get a good impression.
Step Three: Repeat step two until you have your word!
Step Four: Darken your letters to make them stand out. With a sharpie, draw into the letters. Allow to dry for one min. Quickly afterward, use a cotton swab with rubbing alcohol to remove the sharpie that is not set into the grooves of the letters.
Step Five: Put into your garden and enjoy!!