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DIY: Garden Markers

DIY: Garden Markers

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This year, I’m planting my herbs in the sunniest corner of our yard, so hopefully they won’t turn yellow and die again. Third time’s the charm, right? I don’t really need herb markers (I mean, it’s pretty easy to tell the difference between basil and rosemary), but they are so darn cute that I decided to make myself a set with my old stash of polymer clay and rubber stamps.

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Step 1:

Roll each clay ball into a coil about 5.5 inches long. Then flatten the coils to .25 inches thick with your rolling pin.

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Step 2:

Use the dull side of your knife to trim one end into a point (because the dull side won’t leave behind serrated marks), and shape the edges of each marker with the flat side of your knife. Smooth out any imperfections with your finger, transfer the markers into your baking dish, and get your stamps out.
 

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Step 3:

Stamp your garden markers and bake them according to the clay package instructions. Polymer clay is plastic, so don’t worry about sealing it. Still, you should be gentle with your markers — polymer clay isn’t the most sturdy material, but if you carefully plant your garden markers next to your herbs, they should last.

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