With Mother’s Day being just around the corner, I thought it would be good to make a simple gift that didn’t cost much money. Over the past several years I’ve seen some amazing garden markers and have been wanting to make my own. They are super easy to make and only take a few things to make them. Mine don’t look anything near as nice as some of the ones I’ve seen, but they look rustic. That’s not a bad thing.
Step One: Purchase some oven-baked clay. I got mine at Michaels for about $8.
Step Two: Cut out and mold the clay to make the markers. Mine are about 6 inches long.
Step Three: Using a stamping alphabet letter set, spell out your letters. I just lightly pressed into the clay. I actually used a metal stamping alphabet set. It can be purchased here.
Step Four: Using a bone folder or your finger, smooth out the top and edges.
Step Five: Bake according to package directions. I used a 325 degree oven for 15 minutes.
Step Six: Using black acrylic paint, paint the letters. Don’t be afraid to get it all over, but make sure to get it in the grooves. Then, using a wet cloth, wipe off all the excess paint.
Step Seven: After paint is dry, spray with a waterproof paint to make sure the black doesn’t come off. Whaaaa laaa! You’re done!
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