Spring is here and now is the time to start planning and preparing for our vegetable and herb gardens. Last year after I planted, I forgot where I planted some of my seeds and seedlings. What this Rosemary or Thyme? Which type of tomato was this? Is this going to be pole beans or squash? Thankfully, I did have my garden mapped out on a chart inside, but it would have been nice if I marked it outside as well. This year I decided to have my kids help me create garden plant signs to place in our garden in order to avoid the plant confusion like last year.
Garden Sign Supplies:
Wooden Sticks or small dowel rods
Krylon spray varnish
E600 glue or hot glue
Cover your work area with paper and let you kids paint designs on the wood pieces. What’s great about this project is that all ages can participate.
After their mini-masterpieces have dried, grab a Sharpie marker and label the signs.Then lightly spray a coat of varnish. Let that dry and do a second coat. Flip the sign over and spray a couple of coats of varnish on the back too.
Once the varnish is completely dry, glue the dowel rods onto the sign. I used E600 craft glue, my favorite strong-adhesive craft glue. Another option would be a glue gun. As you can see my kids did not paint the backs of the signs, but you certainly can do that.
These colorful, custom-made garden signs make me smile. Surely my garden will be more organized this year!