In preparation for Spring gardening I was stumbling around the internet looking for inexpensive, and eye pleasing garden markers to add to plot #2 this year, and found these gems on the craftjr.com website. Building from their concept I created these.
Yarn or Rafia
Any kind of sticks or dowels (I used bamboo)
Hot Glue Gun
Saw (if your sticks need to be cut)
Computer and Printer, or Paper and Marker to create your veggie tags
Step One: Create your garden tags. I created mine on the computer, but they can also be made by hand with a marker. Make sure the tags are smaller than your decorative gem stones in diameter. Also for each veggie you will need two garden tags, as each garden marker has a front and a back.
Step Two: Using clear drying modge podge glue the print side of your garden tags to the flat side of the decorative gem stone, so the blank side of the tag is now facing you, and you can see the tag through the front of the stone.
Step Three: Using a hot glue gun, glue the decorative gems together by running a line of hot glue all the way around the outside seam of the gems where they are placed together, thus creating a seal.
Step Four: Cut your dowels or sticks to your desired height (mine are approximately 22 inches tall). Then put one large dab of hot glue at the top of the stick and place your garden marker on top.
Step Five: Once the glue is dry enough to hold the gem in place, you will further secure the gem by wrapping yarn or rafia around the stick and part of the gem. Secure the yarn or rafia using additional hot glue.