Monday, April 4, 2011

DIY Garden Markers

We have been needing some garden markers for the herbs that we just planted in the front boxes.  Since The Little Nook LOVES chalkboard paint, I decided to make some myself with a can that I still had leftover from the chalkboard room.  Ideally, I would have liked a little rectangular frame, but without my dad's nifty mitering saw and craftmanship, I had to resort to what I know best, paint.

New favorite combo with chalkboard paint:  CHALK INK MARKERS!  Who knew?

Once I painted the wood rectangles (bought them at Michaels and they have lots of different shapes and sizes), I sprayed them with sealant to weatherproof them.  My sister was watering the flowers and "did not know" that I was on the ground below her and sprayed me and my cute little garden markers.  Thank goodness the water beaded right up!

Michael's also sells garden stakes.  You can either nail them together or glue them together, but I recommend spraying your Sealer after you have attached the stakes so that water will not cause these to rot over time.


  1. This may be a dumb question, but do you use the sealant before you write on them with the chalkboard marker or after? And does rain cause the marker to wash off? Or can you change the writing if you seal over the marker?