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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Blog Swap with Scraps and Scribbles

Hey All! I have an exciting treat for you today, it's a blog swap with Courtney from Scraps and Scribbles!! Check out her adorable tutorial below and show her some love by visiting her adorable blog. Who knows, you just might run into me over there... :o)



Hello and happy Wednesday to all of you lovely Red Heads Craft More Fun readers. I'm Courtney from Scraps and Scribbles and I'm tickled pink to be guest blogging over at Red Heads today. This is my very first blog swap and what a better place to start than here on Courtney's blog. Isn't she just amazing?! And I love her name ; ) Just a bit about me: I'm a stay-at-home mom to one wonderful little boy. He's almost 18 months and keeps me very busy. When I'm not chasing him around the house, I like to craft, cook, sew and take photographs. I've been married to my sweet husband for close to 4 1/2 years and it's been great! He is truly the love of my life. We love spending our weekends exploring the great outdoors or having a nice lazy day at the beach here in Florida. If you're really curious, you can found out more about me on my blog : )


Silverware Garden Markers



Today I'm sharing with you how to make your very own garden markers from old silverware. I've been seeing these popping up everywhere and decided to put my own spin on them. It's a cheap, easy and fast way to dress up any garden! To make yours, you'll need:


Various assorted silverware

Drawing paper

Fine-tip permanent marker

Mod podge and brush

Glue stick



I found a whole bunch of silverware at Goodwill for $1 a bundle and I got 4 HUGE bundles (I've got some other silverware-related projects I'd like to do so I stocked up.) I started by going through my silverware and choosing the ones I thought would work best. I used 4 spoons and 4 forks.



Then, I traced around the top part of one of the spoons on the drawing paper



to give myself a rough idea of how big the labels should be.



Then I wrote out the label (I actually ended up not using this one, so if you don't see it and get confused, you know why.) Then I tore the paper around the word, leaving a small border and glued it onto the spoon.



Or in this case, fork. See I left enough around the word so if I needed to trim it down a little bit more, I could. I then painted on a thin layer of Mod Podge. This seals it and keeps water from ruining the paper.



Let the Mod Podge dry completely, which should take about 20 minutes.



Then stick them in your garden! And that's it! They're really fast and easy-which is how I like things. This is my little herb garden that I've got going on our balcony.


Hope you've enjoyed this tutorial! It's been a pleasure visiting and I hope you come by and see me over at Scraps and Scribbles!


Love, Courtney


Thanks for the adorable idea! You have inspired me to unleash my inner green thumb!

5 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for having me, Courtney! I had a blast!

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  2. YAY! So I can have silverware markers without buying stamps. Brilliant, love it!

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  3. Oh that is really cute! I love the way it looks in a container garden :)

    ~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

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  4. Hello~I've just strolled in for my first visit...I've enjoyed taking a peek around. Your blog is so beautifully inviting.We share similar tastes for so many of the same creative design elements.
    The repurpose silverware is such a clever idea for an herb box.
    It's wonderful how inspiring blog friends as yourself can be, that's why I love returning the gesture, by sharing cooking or DIY ideas too.


    I look forward to coming by your charming blog again.
    Come by for a visit. Your company would be nice.

    Sweet wishes,
    Sara

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  5. What a great idea - thanks for the inspiration!

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