Plant Markers from Skewers

jeannespinesJune 10, 2010

I like to use "skewers" (thin metal stick for holding food tog when you grill) for garden plant markers ...when I put a new plant in I can remember what's planted where until they come up.

So I'm always looking for them at GS's ...and I just got another 20 or so last Sat. for a whopping 10 cts. for all! (a real bargain!)

Anyway, I was complaining to DH that I need to buy some more metal plant markers & that they are so he took some roof metal flashing (I think that's what it's called) & cut me out these large rounded squares (with scissors), punched 2 holes & threaded them on. They stay on because of the circle at the top. Here's the pic (back side, plain skewer & front side marked with a paint pen):

So, if you use alot of plant markers, this is way cheaper than buying the metal ones...oh, I love the metal ones, too & copper...but I'll just use those if they are gifts! thanks for lookin'! Jeanne S.

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sprout_wi(z4 WI)

Excellent!! Thanks for sharing this great idea with us. Nice looking and not complicated.

    Bookmark   June 10, 2010 at 3:07PM
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Good idea. They look great!!

    Bookmark   June 11, 2010 at 1:39AM
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Thanks for the idea!!

    Bookmark   June 11, 2010 at 8:46AM
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GREAT idea! I have a lot of that metal flashing, since
the project I purchased it for didn't work out! lol
I imagine you could also use soda cans! ... or even
plastic milk bottles!

    Bookmark   June 11, 2010 at 10:30AM
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Marlene Kindred

Great idea!

    Bookmark   June 11, 2010 at 2:29PM
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Great looking and seems easy to make.

    Bookmark   June 11, 2010 at 2:35PM
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chelcass(Z5 Michigan, U.P.)

Another great thing to use is slats from those cheap mini blinds. Most every yard sale has them and they are always super cheap. Each metal slat can be easily cut to what ever size you want and they stand up to all kinds of weather.

    Bookmark   June 11, 2010 at 10:45PM
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Look fairly easy to make & should last many years. I have bunch of those skewers around- probably in the garage. Jan

    Bookmark   June 12, 2010 at 2:34AM
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What a cool idea ... or is it hot? lol They look professionally made ... I imagine your neat printing helps in that regard! What a great idea at a great price. TFS!

    Bookmark   June 12, 2010 at 5:32PM
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