October 21, 2015

DIY Clay Herb Markers

Hello me dear friends! I have missed sharing original work with you- there's been so little time for me to CREAT between working Weatherwood and moving. But we arrived in Texas about 2 weeks ago. Apparently Austin is having a housing shortage and we've had a terrible time finding a short term rental that allows pups. So we fortunately have a permanent back up plan having the RV so it's been ok. We will be working a our first two trade shows in Cali this week, so I'm just about ready to pack up for our trip. In the meantime, I had just enough time for a 10 minute project and I wanted to share it with you! 
The weather in Austin is balmy and still very warm, which I am thrilled about. So we decided to plant a few herbs on our small garden.  I whipped up these clay herb markers in no time and I'll show you how you can make your own. 



1. Begin by rolling out your clay. You will only need a handful for 6-8 markers. Try to mold the clay into a square to get the most bang for your buck.

2. Next you should use a thin pizza cutter or X-acto knife to cut the clay into thin strips.

3. Use your Alphabet Stamps to create the herb names. I just did common herbs like: Parsley, Oregano, Mint, Dill, Parsley, Rosemary, and Basil. You want to press down pretty firmly so the titles are easily recognized, but not so firmly that you can see the impression of the stamp itself. It may take a little practice on scrap clay before you dive in.

After the markers are nearly complete, smooth out any bumps or ridges. For best results, you can use a tiny but of water on your finger to smooth any folds in the clay that didn't easily come out. What you're looking at when the clay is wet You can see I made seven markers from one lump of clay. 

I'm pretty happy with the end result. With all things, the more you do the better it turns out. Now I can grow my new little garden in our new little home. Stop by tomorrow for the linky party!!

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