DIY: Copper Clay Garden Markers

May 8, 2016

One of our favorite things to do at home on a rainy day is make creations with bakeable clay. It’s great fun for the family. In fact, it’s fun for folks of all ages. The clay comes in every color imaginable and it is so much fun being able to permanently capture the kids’ creations. As we were sitting around the table, I spied a block of copper colored clay. How fun would it be to transform it into clay garden markers? With small cookie cutters, I got to work and made a bunch for the spring inspired windowsill garden.


The craft came together in no time and I ended up with a handful of these beauties. I even added a bit of texture with floral materials. To hang them, I cut wire from an old wire hanger. Did you know inside the cardboard tube is a perfect hook for these? In fact, there are two per hanger! I love that this craft could do a little up-cycling too.


Now if only the rain will subside and the temperatures will warm up so that I can head on out into the garden for some dirt therapy. I am excited to put in more cold weather crops and plan the garden for the warmer days ahead. In the meantime, these little babies are going to make me smile every time I see them. I have feeling since it has been raining so much that I will be making more of these in the days ahead. I’m even thinking of doing a color coding system for the garden using different colors of clay.

Original_Caughey-MelissaCaughey-gardenmarkers1 clay garden markers

For the complete DIY, head on over to my post for the DIY Nework for the step by step tutorial.

For more of my gardening project,  click on the Gardening tab above.


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