Tuesday, March 17, 2015

How to Make Plant Markers from Clothespins



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.


Supplies

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Directions

I'm starting to try and make more videos for my simpler tutorials and I made one for this project! Check it out:

Step 1:
Make a strip of washi tape long enough to cover one side of the clothespin.

Step 2: 
Trim the ends of the tape to a point. Cut slits in the side of the tape where the metal hinge meets the wood.

Step 3: 
Fold all the edges over.

Step 4: 
Use your label maker to print the name of your plant onto clear label tape.

Step 5: 
Trim the label to better fit on the clothespin and apply to clothespin.

Step 6: 
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.




Co-Host Spotlight

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



Bottle Cap Magnets from Simply Kelly Designs


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


Aged Yard Stick Frames from Seven Alive


Knotted Denim Key Fob from 4 You With Love
Craft XYZ from Craft Blog Name Here


Come back tomorrow for even more recycled crafts!


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3 comments:

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    1. Thanks! They were super easy to make, too!

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  2. Hi Carissa,

    I have to say that the creative way you create these plant markers is absolutely stunning, they are simple but yet very neatly designed. They do not at all stick out like a bad wound or anything, they simply melt in and present themselves very well.

    The use of the clear Dymo tape was a nice touch and really saves a lot of time for someone like myself who does not have the best handwriting!

    I do hope the Dymo will serve you well for a long time and that many will have use of this guide.

    With best regards,
    Jesper K
    DYMOSupport

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