I have been itching to get out into the community garden. I decided a while back I wanted to create upcycled garden labels this year. I just love the idea of of giving things a second life. Saving money also is a perk. I looked through thrift stores, antique stores, and through my craft bins. Finally, as I was making pasta and rinsing off the lid, it hit me!!
Between pickles, marinara, salsa, and olives; we go through a lot of jars. You can easily ask your friends to set them aside for you too… Before you know it you will have plenty! I had so many left over I saved for Christmas ornaments!
What you need for your upcycled garden labels:
- Jar Lids
- Spray Paint
- Paint Pens
- Krylon Acrylic Coating
Making your upcycled garden labels:
I sprayed the lids my base color. Then drew on my veggie names with paint pens.
My Man prepped the hangers for me. A quick cut with wire cutters and a few bends and they were good to go.
A quick mark on the inside of the lid helped me center the wire to glue into place.
I sprayed them with a few coats of Krylon Acrylic Coating. It protects against UVs, it is moisture-resistant, and non-yellowing.
They are going into a garden so a little wear and tear will only give them character 🙂
You can stick them straight into the ground. They will have plenty of wire below ground to hold up to the weather.
I can’t wait to get my upcycled garden labels up!! They were plowing today so it should be soon!!
What have you been doing to prep for your garden??
Have you made any cute plant labels?
These are so cute! Now I’m inspired to make something fun for my containers!