Sunday, June 23, 2013 / 48 Comments

Cute and Colorful Garden Markers


                                                                 

I needed some color....in my garden that is.

When we first moved to the farm a short 6 or 7 weeks ago, I had premade some garden signs that just needed to be finished up. 

During the move they got lost...go figure. Everytime we went into the city I forgot to pick up boring ole popsicle sticks so low and behold I was doin my chores and in an old sink I found these.



Mommy's gettin new garden signs...yippee.



I popped these babies out so fast, went rifling through my new spray paint collection and went to town painting.



Make sure to get ever side and the tops too.



Now I opted to use my new paint markers for this project because I just wanted to write on it in simple text....whatever that means, lol.



The paint markers are sooo simple to use and you can pick them up at Wal-Mart for 2 or 3 dollars.



How cute is this cantaloupe one?



All laid out and looking pretty. Simple, affordable, and colorful.



Mr.Wade and I were looking to have a little fun for a few hours yesterday when we ran into the city so we went to Norman and one of my favorite places...The Mont. It's short for Monterrey as in California. A little bit of Cali in Oklahoma is just what we needed.



We sat out on the patio and had lunch and visited with people we didn't even know...and LOVED it. You'll always find friendly people in Oklahoma. 



It's a hangout on the edge of the OU campus and is so great for everyone to hang out at. The garden setting is great. Fun tunes, great misters, beautiful plants, college students who never cease to amaze me, and of course great food.



I had the enchiladas...which came with homemade pico and chips... and I'm going to be making pico from the maters in my garden soon. I just needed some NOW. It was a craving.



We loved it. Isn't the building adorable too. My kind of place. If you ever visit Norman make sure to go to The Mont.

                                  
  Now enough chatting for me...we are in the middle of painting the outside of the office/guest house....and more mowing to be done.

                                  

Enjoy.

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48 comments:

  1. I think I put my comment on the next post. Well, anyway, I'm pinning your cute markers!

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    1. Jane,

      You are so sweet. I do have a niece named Catie lol but I don't think you would know her. How funny. Her mom's name is Dani or Danielle and she has a brother and sister. I long for the day I recognize all the plants in the garden.

      Hugs,

      Valerie

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    1. So glad to meet you and of course I will come check it out.

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  3. I love these - so cute and perfect for the garden. I'll have to look for the paint markers - much needed for this DIY-challenged gal! Hugs, Holly
    http://coconutheadsurvivalguide.com/blog/

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    1. Holly,

      Once you play with the paint markers you won't wanna put them down.

      Hugs Back

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  4. I love these. We are very into adding color to the garden, with the flowers and vegetables, and with the decorations. So far we have a fairy garden, as well as bright blue benches we painted, and next is going to be a rainbow picket fence. I can't wait!

    Thanks for linking this post up with Ladies Only Blog Share!

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    1. Oh Tamara one of these days I'm going to do a fairy garden too. Your place sounds marvelous.

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  5. How fun and creative, I love it. Thank you for sharing and for visiting us at pret-a-vivre.com. Have a lovely week. :)

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  6. Love your garden markers and your Mexican food. always up for some good pico and tostados. Thanks for bringing these by Saturday Dishes.

    Wishes for tasty dishes,
    Linda @ Tumbleweed Contessa

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  7. New Bloglovin' follower. I love the garden markers even tho I don't garden! : )
    I live in OKC but have never been to the Mont. But then, I don't go to Norman much either! lol

    Pam
    @ www.pjstreasures.blogspot.com

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    1. Pam,

      So glad to meet you. You so should check out The Mont when you have a chance. Welcome and I'll come check out your blog.

      Hugs

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    2. Thank you for visiting my blog!!

      Pam

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    1. JoAnn,

      Thank You and yes they have come in soooo handy.

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  9. The yellow and red ones (especially parsnips) are my favorite ones. Your lunch looked scrumptious! You know you are a blogger when you take pics of your food.

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  10. So cute and colorful for the garden! I'm your newest follower!

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    1. Sandy,

      Thank You and I'm so glad your here.

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  11. Darling idea for the plant markers... I'm gonna borrow that idea! :) Thanks so much for sharing with the Farmgirl Friday community! Loved it! Deb

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  12. Love the bright markers and thrifty way you made them! Thanks for joining TTF this week.

    Linda

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  13. What a great job! These are really neat. thanks for linking at HickoryTrail

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  14. What a fun and functional way to add some color to the garden. Thanks for stopping by and linking up to Fluster Buster's Creative Muster Party! Looking forward to seeing what you're going to link up next week.

    Robin @ Fluster Buster

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  15. Those are so cute! I made some similar ones using paint sticks. I love how they make the garden looks so colorful!

    Thanks for linking this up to The Creative HomeAcre Blog Hop. We hope you join us again this Sunday!
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  16. What a colorful and fun idea!

    Thanks for sharing on the BeBetsy BRAG ABOUT IT. We'd love it if you would link back to us! Have a wonderful weekend!

    Sharon and Denise
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  17. Valerie, Thanks for linking to What'd You Do This Weekend? I was out with spray paint this morning. It can just brighten up any old thing. I painted the outside broom handle after a little sanding. It was getting awfully rough. Love it.

    We're having a Burger Bash June 29 - July 3 to get ready for the 4th. Come on over.

    Wishes for tasty dishes,
    Linda @ Tumbleweed Contessa

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  18. Love your markers!!! Colorful and so useful in the garden!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY...
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  19. Great idea! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  20. That's such a great idea! I never thought of paint...I just use sharpie. And it ends up fading ): I'll have to try that!~TJ

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    1. Tommie Jo,

      I use my paint markers for everything. I love them.

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  21. I wanted to feature this post on Green Thumb Thursday, then I came to check it out and discovered you are a co-host. :) I love the bright colorful markers and would love to add these to my garden. It would make it so cheerful. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. These are really cute. I'll have to show my mom--maybe she and my daughter could do something like this for her garden.

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  23. These are so cute - nice and colourful, perfect for Spring! We used to engrave spoons as garden markers back in my childhood. They looked pretty neat, but definitely were time-consuming to make. :)

    Christie's Take on Life. x

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  24. I love these! And they seem easy enough. I'm in the market for a spring DIY project. Maybe I'll give this a go. Thanks!

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  25. This looks like such a fun idea! I would love to get more info gardening!

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  26. Love those colorful markers! We had a garden in the elementary school I used to work at and we had markers like this so the kids would be able to identify what they were growing!

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  27. I wish I had a garden to make fun markers like this for! So cool. And it's such a simple project.

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  28. I love this frugal idea. I've done this before using popsicle sticks. It's a great way to save money on gardening.

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  29. You are so crafty and creative. I can't wait to see the end result of your patio.

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  30. You are so crafty Valerie! This helps your family to easily identify your plants from afar. You are so lucky to have your garden :)

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  31. This is a great idea, and makes the garden pop with color. Hope you share your finished project.

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  32. Hey, really nice idea with this one! I'm playing with the idea of starting a garden shortly, so it was good timing to come across this!

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  33. Such a neat DIY idea. I am going to try it out with my nephews, they will love it.

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  34. Wow! I loved your garden sign markers! They are so colorful and cute. Also, that enchiladas looks incredibly delicious. Another amazing DIY from your bucket!

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  35. These are such a simple activity, but look so good. I think I would even be able to do something like this with my 17 month old.

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  36. Those garden signs look so cute! I wish I was better at DIY haha, I should do stuff like this too more often!

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