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Friday, March 18, 2016

Hand-Painted River Stone Garden Markers

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We are so ready for spring and summer and have been blessed with some amazingly unusual warm weather on the weekends lately! Usually around this time of the year I start my list of things I want to work on and spruce up in the yards. While out playing with the kids and riding bikes I started noticing that our lawns have a few weeds and dandelions growing - guess they enjoyed the nice weather too!  I also have decided that we are going to really spruce up our vegetable and fruit gardens this spring. The list grows daily but it is a list that both Jeremy and I love to create every year.  
  Hand-Painted River Stone Garden Markers, painted garden markers, stone garden markers, painted garden stones, DIY garden markers

On my latest trip to Walmart I picked up a bag of Scotts® Turf Builder® Weed & Feed to make sure we could really start getting our lawns nice for all of those afternoons of playing with the kids in the summer!  This product is specifically meant to help rid your lawn of the weeds and dandelions while also thickening the grass to crowd out the weeds you do not notice.  Even though our yard hasn't been taken over with weeds yet, I know it is coming - it always does.  The best part about the Weed & Feed is that this bag will cover up to 5,000 square feet, so we will be set for the whole spring!

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While making sure our lawns are nice and lush for us to all enjoy is a big part of the list we have for this spring we also want to focus on our gardens.  Now that the kids are older it is fun to involve them in our garden and lawn care.  I decided I wanted to get a little crafty and creative with our garden this summer and really get the kids into it all too.  My first thing on my list was to make some Hand-Painted River Stone Garden Markers.  

Hand-Painted River Stone Garden Markers


Hand-Painted River Stone Garden Markers, painted garden markers, stone garden markers, painted garden stones, DIY garden markers

Items Needed:

River Stones
Paint Brushes
White and Black Paint Markers
Paint - colors of your choice
Spray Acrylic Sealer

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Directions:

1.  The first step is to plan what vegetables and fruit you would like to mark in your garden.  Once you do this, you will be able to pick our the paint colors and number of rocks needed. 

2.  Find Rocks and Paint.

3.  Outline each vegetable and fruit on the river rock with a paint marker. 

4.  Fill in outline with paint in the color of the vegetable or fruit.

Hand-Painted River Stone Garden Markers, painted garden markers, stone garden markers, painted garden stones, DIY garden markers

5.  Let paint dry completely. 

6.  Spray each rock with acrylic sealer.  This will help the paint in the weather stay put!

7.  Place in garden to mark plants appropriately.  


Now, I am not an artist and I know that these are not perfect but I love them!!  And the best part is that no one will have the same garden markers as us!!  This will allow the kids to see exactly what plant is growing in the gardens.  After last year, I know that the kids will be even more into the whole gardening process - thanks Montessori teaching!!  

Hand-Painted River Stone Garden Markers, painted garden markers, stone garden markers, painted garden stones, DIY garden markers

Now that we have our Weed & Feed plan and some new Garden Markers I am even more ready to get out into the yard!  Not to mention I am so ready for the finished product, a great place to have picnics, run and play in the lush lawn!  



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12 comments:

  1. This is a really fun idea that I know my kids would love. We plant a garden each year and we always need markers. The love to get involved with projects like this. They love to get crafty and dirty. This is great!

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  2. I'm totally jealous... we can't plant anything until after the long weekend in May so we have a long ways to go before I get to play in the dirt!

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  3. My girls are excited to plant our flower garden this year! They are already picking out rocks to paint for decoration. They like to make ladybugs out of rocks to have in the flowers, their favorite is rainbow ladybugs. Wish we could get fruits and veggies to grow.

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  4. Such a cute idea for kids! Thank you so much! #client

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  5. We have only began by talking about it and making plans. We have purchased some grass seed so we will need some Scott's Weed and Feed. Spring has sprung but we always have one more little cold snap so we are waiting on that to begin our yard work. We both always enjoy spring yard work!

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  6. My husband has been hard at work! We have a lot of land and he is making it look spectacular. As a matter of fact, we just bought Scott products at Walmart two nights ago! The rocks are adorable and something super fun my stepdauhgter and her bestie would enjoy doing, too. :)

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  7. This is a really neat idea for a garden and these would even be cute as decoration in a flower bed. This would be a fun project to do with the kids. Scotts is on our shopping list for Spring to fix the areas that the dogs ruined during the winter.

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  8. It is still cold here in Chicago, but I can't wait until I can plant. These rocks are just too cute. I could have a lot of fun making these with my sons.

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  9. These are such cute ideas! We're finally planting a garden this year and these would be perfect since we hope to have a lot of different veggies. Can't wait to get planting and make these!

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  10. Those are absolutely DARLING! This would be a great craft to do with my son who enjoys painting, and I love to garden! At least, I want to love it. I am trying to learn how to grow herbs and flowers and hope this spring is the season I do it!. #client

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  11. Those stone markers are adorable! What a cute addition to your yard!

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  12. We had a spacious garden but it was spoilt by pest invasion. This would be great idea to renew my garden in this spring.

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