How to Make Wood Slice Garden Markers
My friends and I are coming together to bring you the Outdoors 2017 Edition of Int’l Bloggers Club this month.
My husband recently planted our garden this year, and has been asking me to stencil some garden markers for the different rows of produce. I decided to use some of the logs from the wood pile and some leftover 2×4 planks to make wood slice garden markers.
I was going to have my husband cut lots of wood slices, but because of all of his different saws either being left at or borrowed by family members, he reverted to using his reciprocating saw, and it worked just ok. Anyway all that to say that I only had him cut 2 slices until we get some of our more capable saws back to do the job.
After the 2 wood slices were cut I cut one of the planks in half, and my husband cut them at the tips to make stakes out of them.
They actually had a natural hole in the wood slice, so no pre-drilling was necessary. I simply drilled the wood slice and stake together using one screw and they hold great.
Then I stenciled “peas” and “spinach” on the wood slices, and sealed the fronts where I stenciled them with a coat of polyurethane. I didn’t bother super sealing them because I’m honestly not worried if they don’t last more than a season because these were so easy I could simply make more next year. I have some more garden markers to make, but at least I got these 2 made. The stencils I used on these garden markers can be found here.
I used a hammer to drive the stakes into the ground.
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Thanks for sharing!!