Garden Markers...

I'm always inspired by what I see on some of my favorite blogs and in magazines. Lately, I've been seeing lots of chalkboard painted household items, like this terracotta planter from Scissors and Spatulas.

 My original plan was to come up with something similar for a couple of my beat up old pots (still in the works), but this year I decided to plant my herbs directly in the ground. With chalkboard paint still on the brain, (I couldn't let this idea go for some reason) I found a few leftover paint stirring sticks in the basement and thought they'd be the perfect markers for my newly planted herb garden. After two quick coats of Krylon's chalkboard spay paint, I followed the directions on the can, cured them, and voila: garden markers.

Not the fanciest, prettiest garden element, and in order to withstand the elements, I'll probably do some with more durable, outdoor friendly paint/finish and permanent marker,  but I got the chalkboard paint thing out of my system and may have just found a new hobby: spray-painting. I'm sure my husband will be thrilled. 

So, a cheesy little DIY moment that felt like an accomplishment after three fruitless visits
to the DMV in one week, but I digress...

If you have a garden/yard project you'd like to share, leave a comment and inspire me!

I'm linking up today's post to The Brambleberry Cottage. Stop over there for a visit:  


  1. Thanks so much for sharing my pots with your readers! I love your idea for marking the herbs in the garden! I have not done that except with the little plastic pokes they give you with the plant. I think I'll borrow your idea!

  2. You are very welcome. Let's see what happens when the sprinklers go off, lol. Borrow away and enjoy!

  3. Thanks, Melissa! Have a great loooong weekend.