June 29, 2016

DIY Anthro Garden Plant Markers


This week I have a 30 minute craft that you can do and then enjoy all summer. I had Anthropologie's Garden Plant Markers pinned for like a year and totally missed my chance to buy them, so I figured I would make this one. I always have clay on hand, because I love the slightly imperfect look of handcrafted...crafts. So this one for me, was free and super cute when it was all done. 

Materials
Directions

1.] ROLL: Roll out your clay with a rolling pin. You want to make sure the clay is really smooth because whatever you can see when it's wet is exactly how it will look when it's dry. You can use a little bit of water to make sure there aren't any visible seams or tears.

2.] CUT: You can use clay sculpting tools or you can use a butter (non-serrated) knife to cut the clay into the shape of an arrow.



4.] STAMP:  I purchased these inexpensive alphabet stamps and I have used them for all sorts of things. But they were also great for stamping these garden markers. 


5.] DRY: Now you'll want to let the markers air dry or dry them in the oven, depending on the clay you've bought. Once the markers are dry, you can use some 220 grit sandpaper to smooth any rough edges.


6.] PAINT: You can paint the clay with whatever you want- really. Craft paints or water colors, like the original Anthropologie markers.



In 30 minutes or less, you can make these adorbs plant markers for yourself! If you have any questions on how to make yours, leave them in the comments below. 


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