DIY Herb Garden Markers


DIY Garden MarkersInspired by mom’s Make Your Own Buttons post, I decided to try my hand at making her some garden markers for Mother’s Day.  It was a success! They turned out great and now I must make myself a set. I used the same premo clay in ecru.

DIY Make Garden MarkersJust as mom did when she made her buttons, I used a cookie cutter and cake decorating tip to cut the hole in the top. I purchased some fancy stamps to letter the names of herbs. I love these stamps! I’m sure I’ll find lots of uses for them in the future!

DIY Make Garden MarkersUsing the color Raw Sienna acrylic paint mixed with a little bit of water, we lightly brushed each marker then baked them according to the package directions. I think when I make my set of garden markers I will try a different color. I thought a teal wash would look awesome as well!

DIY Make Garden MarkersI brushed them with sculpey satin glaze to seal each marker and placed them on thick copper wire I bent into curleeque shapes to hold them. These are going to look so great staked in her herb garden.

Happy Mother’s Day, Mom!



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  1. Barbara Bagley
    Posted May 17, 2013 at 10:14 am | Permalink

    What a sweet idea, Carli!! I know she will be thrilled with them.

  2. Posted May 17, 2013 at 7:47 pm | Permalink

    Such a cool idea! I have never worked with clay, but love the results!

  3. Posted May 17, 2013 at 8:05 pm | Permalink

    Those look great! I must try this :)

  4. Mom
    Posted May 18, 2013 at 6:19 am | Permalink

    I LOVE these! Thank you so much, Carli. They’re going to look so perfect in my herb garden!

  5. Celestya22
    Posted May 20, 2013 at 4:28 am | Permalink

    What a fantastic idea! They turned out great!

  6. kesh
    Posted January 16, 2014 at 12:53 pm | Permalink

    I got some clay to try this project but am wondering if there is something wrong with it. it is brittle and crumbly and I can’t get any consistency to roll it out. Is there a trick to make the clay pliable or is the block I purchased old?

    • Carli
      Posted January 17, 2014 at 11:48 am | Permalink

      Hi Kesh,
      I have to admit that I’m not real knowledgeable about the different types of polymer clay but the stuff I worked with was not brittle or crumbly at all. It was actually quite stiff until I started kneading it then it slowly loosened up and I was able to roll it flat. The more I played with it, the more it loosened up. I’d venture to guess you have a bad batch if it has a brittle feeling that can’t be kneaded to a good consistency. Sorry, what a bummer!

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