Welcome to Craft Lightning Day 2! Yesterday, I showed you how to make an a super cute giftable plant container. It's a quick and easy way to dress up a small plant or flowers to give as a gift! If you missed it, click on the photo to go to that tutorial:
What's this Craft Lightning business? Glad you asked! This week, with the help of my friends Carolina from 30 Minute Crafts and Angie of The Country Chic Cottage I'm going to bring you a new recycled craft each day PLUS feature 8 other recycled crafts. Its a veritable recycled crafting extravaganza!
Today I have easy to make plant markers using clothespins. They even coordinate well with the planter we made yesterday to make a super cute gift.
- Washi tape
- Label maker (I use a DYMO LetraTag Plus and love it)
- Clear label tape
- Skinny dowels
- Optional: Martha Stewart Decoupage for weatherproofing
I'm starting to try and make more videos for my simpler tutorials and I made one for this project! Check it out:
Make a strip of washi tape long enough to cover one side of the clothespin.
Trim the ends of the tape to a point. Cut slits in the side of the tape where the metal hinge meets the wood.
Fold all the edges over.
Use your label maker to print the name of your plant onto clear label tape.
Trim the label to better fit on the clothespin and apply to clothespin.
Clip clothespin to a dowel. Insert dowel into dirt.
Step 7: Optional weatherproofing
If you're going to use your plant markers outside instead of in house plants, use a paintbrush to give it 2-3 coats of Martha Stewart Decoupage over the top (allow to dry at least one hour between coats). This will seal it and make it rainproof.
Check out yesterday's crafts from my co-hosts:
Easter Luminaries from The Country Chic Cottage
Upcycled Shirt Wreath from 30 Minute Crafts
Today's featured bloggers
Plastic Easter Egg Toadstools from Artzy Creations
DIY Recycled Easter Bunny Vase from Weekend Craft
Recycled Light Bulbs into Twine Wrapped Pears from Practically Functional
Fire Hydrant from Recycled Materials from Frog Prince Paperie
Craft XYZ from Craft Blog Name Here
Come back tomorrow for even more recycled crafts!
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