The one thing that our new veggie beds was missing were garden markers. So, I decided to be creative and make some based on what I had on hand!
First, I started out with some leftover lattices from our countless board and batten projects.
Using our miter saw, I measured and cut down these lattices into 25 different pieces at 3" long each. I sanded them afterward to avoid any splinters.
Then, I used some leftover paint from our living room and dining room to give them some color.
Even though I don't have the best handwriting in the world, I used a Sharpie to write the names of every vegetable and herb we have in our garden beds.
After digging around in our garage, I found some 3 1/2" galvanized nails. They'd do the trick!
I glued one nail onto the backside of each garden marker using super glue. I pressed the nail in place for a good 20-30 seconds to ensure a tight bond.
Then, I gave each marker two coats of polyurethane to help with weatherproofing.
I also stuck each marker into a foam board as the polyurethane dried. That was a lifesaver.
Now, here they are in the veggie garden beds!
Not bad for an easy Sunday project, right?
Hopefully these markers will hold up this year with all of the rain we've been having. I feel like our garden beds are finally legit. All we need now are the actual veggies!
Hope you like them as much as Mac does!
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