Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Color Block Plant Stakes

Hello to all of my awesome readers! I hope you are all having a wonderful day. I am sitting here enjoying the beautiful sun shining through my window. It's a little on the cool side outside today but still nice enough to go for a walk or bike ride. It has been such a mild summer for us so far and I am not complaining one bit. I have also been enjoying my little herb garden that I shared with you a few weeks ago. One of the things I did for my herb garden was create plant stakes to identify each herb. I am sure you have seen the trend of color blocking, right? I just adore the look on outfits and bags, but not brave enough to try it on a wall. I thought it would be kind of cool to give some chalkboard paint a little color block.















This is a five minute craft I did while my daughter was sleeping. 


I found these popsicle sticks at the Dollar Tree.



The first thing I did was paint the popsicle stick with the chalkboard paint.  I then used some painters tape to cover up the chalkboard paint after it dried.  Then I spray painted the tips with the same spray paint from this project


Once all the paint was dried I pulled off the tape and there you have it folks a color block plant stake...easy peasy! 


By the way, did you know you can sharpen chalk? I didn't either...I saw it on Pinterest. I just used my regular old plastic pencil sharpener. It has been a life changing moment now that I have sharp chalk. Ok, maybe I am being a little dramatic, but it has made my life easier. 




I wrote on the stakes with my life changing sharpened chalk and popped them in my topsy turvy herb garden. Who says gardening doesn't have to be stylish? 


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9 comments:

  1. I am so going to sharpen all my chalk tonight! I had no idea!! Cute herb garden!!!

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  2. Very cool!!! I didn't know you can sharpen chalk how awesome is that? Love the stakes they are such a great idea!

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  3. Guau Georgeus!! you are a genius .. love these idea

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  4. These are so sweet! Herb gardens are great for adding whimsical pieces.

    XO,
    Jane

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  5. Very cute!

    We'd love it if you would link this to our Creative HomeAcre Blog Hop. It's live Sunday - Thursday!
    http://acultivatednest.com/2013/06/the-creative-homeacre-blog-hop-6/

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  6. I love your garden markers! Thanks for the tip on chalk sharpening.

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  7. What a totally cute idea! You find popsicle sticks at the Dollar Store...I find them all over my house. ;) Kids,lol!

    Thanks so much for sharing on Project Inspire{d}! Pinned!!
    Nancy

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  8. Such a great craft! Great idea for gardening! Thank you so much for sharing at Give Me The Goods Monday!
    Jamie @ Better With Age

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