If you know me, you know I have an obsession with vintage garden tools. But they are very hard to find in my neck of the woods at least.
I have these vintage garden plant labels that was a rare find for me. So I decided it was time for me to try and replicate them.
We had some heavy gauge wire in the barn, i’m not sure on the gauge number because it was just some we had. I bent that to form the stake just like the vintage one I had. And I used some bake Polymer clay for the label. Similar to this one.
I rolled out the polymer clay with a rolling pin to 1/4″ thick. And then used the vintage label as the “cookie cutter”.
I tried several different ways, I poke holes in a couple and I just left some alone and baked them according to the package directions.
Then I painted them in an exterior craft paint in grey. I decided I like using the one without holes the best. My wire might have been to thin but it kept bending too much when I tried using the ones with holes. It might work better if you have heavier gauge wire.
Then I attached it using exterior Gorilla glue. I think it turned out cute! Let me know if you try it using heavier gauge wire, I would love to see.
Here are the links to similiar items I used.
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