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Plant Labels

Fellow Hometalker Erica Glasener and I visited a new nursery together today and inevitably brought back a few plants. I bought a cardoon, which will grow into a large, spiky, distinctive plant. I'll put it by the street and I'm sure my neighbors will ask what it is.
My question is this: What are some interesting ideas for a label?
I'm not fond of plastic or wooden stakes.....so what have you used that worked well?

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  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson)
    360 Sod (Donna Dixson) Buford, GA
    on Mar 2, 2012

    Old eating utensils or broken metal chimes with an engraving or etching tool

  • Designs by BSB
    Designs by BSB Lawrenceville, GA
    on Mar 2, 2012

    Two of my favorites are below! Both using re-purposing old items!

  • 3popps
    on Mar 2, 2012

    Love the cork idea. I like those forks and spoons, but they are less "DIY" if you don't have an engraving machine. The cork idea also got me thinking about painting bottles for plant labels. Of course, somebody had already beat me to it. There are no original ideas, I guess. I stole this image from this blogger: http://cackleberrycottage.blogspot.com/2012/01/wine-bottle-repurpose.html

  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson)
    360 Sod (Donna Dixson) Buford, GA
    on Mar 2, 2012

    I like your bottle! You can use punches as well with softer metals, they are much easier to do as DIY than an engraver type, forgot to say that earlier. (was in a hurry to beat some rain)

  • Pat G
    Pat G Monroe, GA
    on Mar 3, 2012

    I make stakes from plastic yougart (quart size) containers. They are easy to write on and easier still to push down into the soil.

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