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Make your own hand-stamped, twig garden markers. An Anthropologie knock-off at a fraction of the price.
How cute are these garden markers?! I ran across the Anthropologie version a while ago, and of course thought, I could totally make those…” So, now that garden season is upon us, I did! I am pleased to report that they were super fun & easy to make. So much so, in fact, that I think I may make some more as gifts. Tied up with a bit of twine, wouldn’t these would make a cute gift for a friend who loves to garden?

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  • Step 1

    Select twigs/branches/sticks that are fairly straight and the appropriate size for what you’re planning to use them for. Cut them to length if necessary.

  • Step 2

    Carefully trim off a layer of bark at the top of each stick. Keep whittling until you have a smooth flat surface to stamp on.

  • Step 3

    Spray newly trimmed portion of sticks lightly with sealant BEFORE stamping them. The “carrots” marker above is an example of what happens if you skip this step. The letters bleed at the edges because the ink seeps into the porous wood. Let dry until no longer tacky to the touch (about 20 minutes).

  • Step 4

    Stamp your new garden markers with the names of whatever plants you are planning to use them for. Let the ink dry (about 20 minutes). Spray again with sealant. Wait at least 2 hours and apply another coat of sealant. Let dry.

  • Step 5

    Move them to their new home in your garden.

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