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.
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Here’s what you will need for not-so-vintage plant markers:
- Paint brushes
- Gloss polyurethane or Mod Podge
- Paper towels
- Brown and gold paint or paint markers
- Whatever paint you choose to decorate with
First you will lay out your forks and paint a thick coat of brown paint over both front and back.
After that dries, you will paint over the brown with gold paint. I used a sharpie paint marker because that’s what I had available.
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 forks to give it that “vintage look”.
Next, you will paint (your choice of color, I chose white), the handle of the fork. Just the front side.
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!
For the last step you will put on a coat of poly to seal the paint.
And there you have it, fun plant markers that are easy to do!
What are your favorite plants?
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I Love Vintage says
Great site, excellent articles. so interesting I will share this blog with friends.
perfectly written site !
Thank you for your kind words! It’s much appreciated.
Oh wow I love those!!! Thanks for sharing !!!
Hi Pamela! I’m so glad you like them. We had fun making them. Blessings!