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Ideas for DIY plaques needed.

Posted by beandon 9b (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 14, 13 at 23:56

I'd like to make plaques with writing on them to go in pots and have no clue how to go about making them. Any suggestions will be very much appreciated.

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RE: Ideas for DIY plaques needed.

I believe in recycling/upcycling. What do you have around that you can use again? Any pieces of wood you can paint a dark color for the background and then add words? Anything plastic you can cut up (like margarine container lids)? Cut into any shape: square, rectangle, circle, triangle, heart.
If you purchase some paint pens the words will stay and not wash away. Then hot glue a popsicle stick or a shish-ka-bob stick to it and stick it in the pot. You can buy longer sticks (like dowels) and put 2 or 3 plaques on each one. You could also cut small holes in the plastic and thread a straightened hanger through them, sticking the other end in the dirt.
If they won't get much weather (like in your house) you can buy stick on letters in craft stores.
Are these for clever sayings or for plant markers? Plant markers can be very small, like cut up window blinds.
Old time metal coffee cans would make great vintage signs. You could spray paint them and write on them. If you're patient you could use a nail and a hammer and make little holes to spell out the letters of your message like, "Mom's Garden".

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