April is the perfect time to start planting your herb garden. Add a little whimsy by identifying your herbs with these unique plant markers made from spoons.
Spoons can be purchased inexpensively at thrift or antique stores. Here we used iced tea spoons, but any type will do. Start by tracing the spoon onto a piece of computer paper.
Inside your traced spoon, draw a simple pencil sketch of the herbs that you are planting. If you are not comfortable drawing the sketch, you can print a picture from the internet or copy a picture from a botanical book. Once you have the pencil sketch, go over it with a black marker and write the name of the herb. Next, add some color using permanent markers; here, we used Bic Mark-It brand.
Gently tear out your drawing so that it fits inside the spoon. Add brown acrylic paint to a damp rag and lightly wipe over the paper to give it an antique appearance. Add a little extra paint to the edges of the paper to help make your picture stand out.
Use a liquid adhesive such as Mod Podge or Diamond Glaze to attach the paper to the spoon. Finish off the plant marker with an outdoor polyurethane.
Materials You Will Need:
- computer paper
- permanent markers
- brown acrylic paint