Monday, April 23, 2012

Vegetable Garden Rock Signs


We had gorgeous weather here in Portland, OR this past weekend, making it the perfect time to get out in the garden and plant our vegetables! Big brother and Daddy worked hard weeding, sowing, digging, planting, and watering all of the plants and seeds. It is going to be so rewarding to watch them grow over time and then be able to harvest our own vegetables. We planted a few different types of tomatoes, sweet peas, yellow squash, zucchini, and carrots. We also have pumpkins that we haven't planted yet as well as sunflowers, zinnia, sweet basil and rosemary in pots in the house.



So while the boys were busy getting dirty, I was painting rocks... rocks to be used as garden signs! I used non-toxic acrylic to paint the rocks to look like each vegetable. 


I had a set of alphabet stamps that have been lingering in my junk drawer. I bought them from the Target dollar section at least a year ago and now I finally had a use for them! They were perfect to stamp on the vegetable names. 


I still need to make a couple more and then I may coat them with a clear finish, but they already look great in the garden!








 

33 comments:

  1. These are so nice and just in time for planting the garden. The carrot one is so cute. Take care and hope you get lots of nice vegetables. Linda

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  2. Great idea! And I guess it could be used in allsorts of ways out in the garden, not just the vegetable patch. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. This is such a clever idea. I wish my kids were little enough to enjoy this craft for the garden. Oh well, I can enjoy it for myself!

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  4. These are too cute! Definitely making these - thanks for the great idea!! :)

    http://mrslauralynn.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. totally clever! thanks for linking up to Make it Monday! I'll be sharing with the Brassy Apple FB and twitter followers :)

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  6. This is so cute! Thanks so much for sharing at Craft and Tell!

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  7. How fun!! We have started some plants indoors but it is too early for us to plant outside. I love your markers! Thank you for sharing at Happy Family Times!

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  8. Hi! Newest follower here. Love your blog :)

    Would love a follow back if you like my blog too :)

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  9. How cute are your rock signs! Love how you painted them :-) And thanks for sharing on Happy Family Times :-)

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  10. What a great idea, these are so cute. Iv been thinking about making my own veggie markers as well as the plastic markers you get with the plants seem to blow away and never to be found again!

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  11. These are super cute! I just had my little one gather rocks to paint so we can mark the veggies we just planted. :)

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  12. VERY cute!! I want to do this for my garden!! Might make me want to weed it! lol

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  13. These are so adorable! Thank you for sharing.

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  14. These are super cute. What a clever idea.

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  15. PERFECT for the kids to do and use in the garden...So unique and fun! Thanks so much for linking up at Reasons To Skip The Housework!



    Tuesday Time Out Linky Party

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    Melanie

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  16. Fabulous idea!!!!!!!! This sounds like such a fun little craft to do with my girls!!!

    Thanks for sharing at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!

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  17. brilliant idea!!!! I'm actually going to do this one! am pinning! thank you!

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  18. This is so cute. Not only will it look cute in the garden, but my kids would love making them! Thanks for sharing over at The Winthrop Chronicles.

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  19. These are so adorable and functional too! Thanks for sharing at Beautify It Monday!

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  20. So cute! Many years ago my husband and I made wooden yard stakes. Your versions are easier to make and pretty up the garden. Thank you so much for sharing them on Dare to Share. I look forward to seeing what you share this week..

    Pam
    http://pamspartyplanning.blogspot.com/2012/04/dare-to-share-5.html

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  21. You always have such fun ideas. I featured this one tonight on BeColorful's Motivated Monday
    pam

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  22. Hey just wanted to let you know this will be featured tomorrow at TheWinthropChronicles.com

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  23. I love, love, love this idea. They look much cuter than the plastic markers I use.

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  24. wow! Those turned out awesome! Thanks for linking up at my linky party last week! I hope you'll stop by and link up a new post tomorrow!

    http://itsjustcalledspicy.blogspot.com/

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  25. What type of paint did you use?

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    1. wait, I see now. wouldn't that paint crack or peal off in the weather?

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    2. I thought the acrylic paint would peal as well so I was going to seal it with a clear coat. But I haven't got around to it yet and so far, the rocks still look great!

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  26. These are adorable! You should sell them--I would so buy them for my daughter-in-law!

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  27. What an adorable idea! My readers would LOVE this and I would love to see you linkup with my Mom Tested Family Approved Home Linkup - Everything Garden theme on Tuesday, March 26th!

    Here is the link for details: http://teachersofgoodthings.com/calling-all-gardeners/

    I'm going to pin this one to my gardening board!

    Here to see you linking up on Tuesday!

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  28. This is a great project to do with my daughter. Thanks so much for sharing this neat idea:)

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  29. I love these, thank you so much for sharing!!

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