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The weather is fabulous and you need to be out in the garden! Do you guys remember my post with Miracle-Gro a little while back where I shared our Garden Growth Chart and the video shoot? If you missed it, check it out! I have another fun Gro-ables Project post today and in this one I want to show you our Clay Stamped Garden Markers.
These clay stamped garden markers were SO fun to make and we are loving having them in our garden! This is the first time I have made garden markers, and I completely adore them. It is great for the kids to know where each plant is and it is great for me to help keep track of everything, too!
To make them you will need a few basic supplies:
Knead the clay until it is smooth and soft, then roll it out evenly with a rolling pin. I did it about 1/4″ thick. And they were maybe 8-10 inches long. Then I used a knife and cut them into strips with a pointed bottom to go into the dirt. The width I did as wide as my rubber stamps. I just wanted to make sure the letters fit.
Spell out the words you want to stamp based on what you are planting and stamp them onto your clay strips. We stamped in Melon, Peas, Tomato, Pepper, Lettuce, Basil, Beets & Beans.
Bake according to the clay packaging. I think it is around 250 degrees for about 7-10 minutes per 1/4″.
Once they cooled, we painted ours with watercolor paints, but you could use any paints you have on hand. I just liked the light wash of color that the watercolors give. When the paint is dry you will need to coat it with a glaze to make sure the paint does not wash off in the garden.
When it is all dry, you can put it into the garden to mark what you have planted!
We have been watching and tracking our plants for a month now and have seen some great progress, especially with the Gro-ables!
If you are not familiar with Gro-ables, they are small biodegradable seed pods that contains everything you need to grow a fruit, herb, or vegetable. You just peel off the lid and push them into the dirt in the garden. They are so easy to use and are guaranteed to grow! This makes it easy for those of you who think you can’t grow anything! You CAN do this! I planted mine with my kids and they loved it how easy it was to do.
Check out how much our zucchini plant has grown!
What are you growing this year in your garden? Have you checked out the Gro-ables yet?