Being fifty-something, I love simple things.
Especially when it comes to craft. As I’ve bemoaned before, I struggle in the craft/DIY department.
I dumbed down Virginia’s instructions a little further – yes, I am the lowest common craft denominator. With no specialist equipment, no purchase of materials and no talent whatsoever, I created these plant markers for my container herb garden.
Here’s how I did it (following most of Virginia’s step-by-step instructions).
The materials: forks and corks. I have a collection of vintage EP-ware cutlery waiting for sorting and decluttering. Two birds. One stone.
The tools: safety goggles (safety first), hammer/mallet, permanent marker.
I used the mallet to flatten down the forks, so they’d stand straight and tall in the pots.
Using a permanent marker, I carefully lettered a herb name on each cork. (Virginia suggests using a wood burner, but I don’t have one … nor the skills to operate one. Despite several hours rain today, the permanent marker is holding its own against the elements.)
I pushed each cork down onto its fork tynes, positioning the lettering slightly upward.
Virginia added a gorgeous string finish and bow to hers, but I (lazily) decided to go for a more minimalist look. This is the result.
No cost. No catastrophes. Quietly patting myself on the back about this one. Thanks, Virginia!