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…
These garden labels are great for giving as gifts or creating during a garden-themed activity in your preschool classroom. These themes tend to show up in April.
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!!
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