Not-So-Vintage DIY Fork Plant Markers

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Fork Plant Markers

Don’t you love getting new plants? You can’t wait to display them, except you have that little plastic plant marker. I don’t know about you, but I hate that plastic plant marker. It’s so ugly! So, with that in mind, I decided to look up alternative ways to pretty up my new plants!

I stumbled upon some cute looking, vintage silverware plant markers and I just knew I had to try it out.  Only, I didn’t have any vintage silverware, so I knew I would have to rough it up myself.

DIY Fork Plant Markers

Here’s what you will need for not-so-vintage plant markers:

  • Silverware
  • Sandpaper
  • Sharpie
  • Paint brushes
  • Gloss varnish or modge podge
  • Paper towels
  • Brown and gold paint
  • Whatever paint you choose to decorate
supplies for plant markers

all the supplies

First you will lay out your silverware and paint a thick coat of brown paint over both front and back.

forks with brown paint

first coat of paint

After that dries, you will paint over the brown with gold paint. I used a sharpie paint pen because that’s what I had available.

forks with gold paint

with second coat of paint

When the paint is fully dry, you will use the sand paper to sand off the some of the paint. Don’t sand too much, you still want to be able to see the paint in the grooves of the silverware to give it that “vintage look”.

forks after sanding

then you sand them

Next, you will paint (your choice of color, I chose white), the handle of the silverware. Just the front side.

forks with white paint

then put on the white paint

Once that dries, you can use the sharpie to write out the plant’s name. I also used colored sharpies to add some polka dots for some added fun!

forks with names

then name them

For the last step you will put on a coat of poly to seal the paint.

forks with poly

and finished

And there you have it, fun plant markers that are easy to do!

What are your favorite plants?

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DIY Fork Plant Markers

About Ashley

Ashley is an artist, photographer, and all around crafting diva. While the country holds her heart, she’s currently living an adventure in the Big Apple and dreaming of her someday homestead with horses and huskies.

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