So much fun to make these plant markers. A perfect summer craft for the kiddoes too, especially if you have potted plants and or a garden.
I found a bag of these pebbles at Michaels for only 6.99. You can also find some in your yard or at the beach. I'm sure if I still had kids around, I would have sent them out to find some for me but since I don't, I go shopping for them :)
Here are my pebbles. There are around 10 in each bag.
The first step is to prime them which I did with some chalk paint. Let dry for an hour or overnight.
I completely forgot to take pictures while I designed and painted the stones so here I have them already painted, stamped and with a coat of polyurethane. I have a plethora of acrylic paint colors and wanted mine pebbles to pop out in color. I gave each pebble at least 2 coats of the acrylic paint.
The lettering on the pebbles were done with these wood stamps I also found at Michaels. I also used a black sharpie pen for the circle. Once I stamped each pebble I let it dry for about an hour and then covered each pebble with the polyurethane, one side at a time.
And here's my favorite part, placing them with their matching plant :)
Saving the best one for last, the lady bug. Isn't she...he cute?? :) Just adds that special touch to my potted plants :)
Hope you're having a great start to your summer. Paint some pebbles and get yourself out there and enjoy some gardening :)