Garden signs - old wood

luvs2clickJune 12, 2014

Made these up for the garden fair this weekend. These are old pieces of wood given to us many years ago - I believe they are pieces of crates - they are slats nailed together with cross boards on the back and this wood is HARD, HARD, HARD! Hubby cleaned out his shop and threw them on the burn pile last summer. They laid there for a few weeks and one day I decided to rescue it. So it's laid around in MY shed for a year, and now they're finally done. I just used acrylic paint, foam stamps for the leaves and flowers, and then sealed them good with sealer. Some are for hanging, others are on spindles - found a pile of 36 treated lumber spindles at a garage sale for $5! We put a piece of 3/16" steel rod into the bottom so they would stick in the ground. I tried to go with sayings that might bring a chuckle. My favorite is the one with the butterfly - it is a wooden butterfly we nailed on so it is dimensional. I'm happy to be using up my stash of stuff.

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trini1trini

These are great. And very inspiring. Good job!
T-

    Bookmark   June 12, 2014 at 5:48PM
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concretenprimroses(4B NH)

Well done, cute sayings. Good luck with your sale be sure to report back. I keep wanting a sign that says "Hangin' with my gnomies". But I don't have any gnomes (yet).
Kathy

    Bookmark   June 12, 2014 at 8:55PM
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gardencraze(9b Groveland FL.)

Luvs, heres one for ya "weedem n reap" I always liked that one.
Thanx for sharing
carmen

    Bookmark   June 12, 2014 at 10:26PM
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stolenidentity

Those are awesome! I love the shed one, too. And compost happens had me running for a kleenex - lol!!

    Bookmark   June 12, 2014 at 10:30PM
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stolenidentity

Those are awesome! I love the shed one, too. And compost happens had me running for a kleenex - lol!!

    Bookmark   June 12, 2014 at 10:31PM
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oldcrafty(8)

LOVE them all Took a real shine to Bless my Bloomers. Hope your sale goes well. Let us know

    Bookmark   June 13, 2014 at 11:19AM
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nonacook(8bFL)

Great signs!
Hope your show is great!

    Bookmark   June 13, 2014 at 12:31PM
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Marlene Kindred

What a great job! They look awesome!

    Bookmark   June 13, 2014 at 2:58PM
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laurastheme(8)

I like these. I made some that said...I have a rock garden. Last week... three of the died....Garden of Weedin'....and ...Frog parking only. All others will be toad.

    Bookmark   June 13, 2014 at 5:50PM
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goncharyk

It`s vary cool

Here is a link that might be useful: gooddream.com.ua

    Bookmark   June 16, 2014 at 5:04AM
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dirtbug(W.A. Australia)

They are beautiful!!!

    Bookmark   June 17, 2014 at 6:32AM
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sunnyca_gw

I like "I tried---it died" Most things do well with me but a few things I plant over & over & they always die. Bleeding heart, hydrangea just not my thing I guess. Good luck with your sale!! Jan

    Bookmark   June 17, 2014 at 11:34PM
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Prestonsnana

Very nice! I love signs in the garden..they make sure I pause now and then to read them and when I'm stopped, I'm sure to notice other things in the garden that I probably would have missed otherwise.

Here's another one for you: "It's gardening season and I'm so excited I wet my plants!"

I like the simplicity of your posies and the myraid of fonts you used which keeps them looking individually made and not at all assembly line!

    Bookmark   June 22, 2014 at 2:30AM
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Shades_of_idaho

So cute. Love their stakes too. I always seem to name the areas of our yard. I had some directional sings years ago. I think I need to do some again. I think a pallet would work for this for the boards. If I can not find some in my stash,

    Bookmark   June 22, 2014 at 2:29PM
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