Need a last minute gift idea? Here’s a fun and functional DIY gift idea that doesn’t take too long to whip up! The DIY garden markers are a really fun project to make and I love that you could even give the gift recipient all of the materials to make their own rock garden markers (rocks, paint, paint brushes, and white paint pen)! I made myself a set, and I just love how they brighten up the garden.
Here’s what you need:
- Flat, smooth rocks
- Acrylic paint in multiple colors
- Paint brush
- White paint pen
Paint each rock a different color, and wait for them to dry. This is the hardest part, ha! Oh and my rocks needed to coats of paint. Then whip out the paint pen and label the rocks with various herbs and veggies. To give as a gift, I would go with basic herbs and veggies like: Basil, mint, cilantro, tomatoes, lettuce, peppers, or squash. Another thing to do would be to include a paint pen and allow the gift recipient to have a little creative freedom!
Also, if you paint both sides, each rock can double as 2 garden markers. So you could do summer veggies on one side and fall veggies on the other!
When you’re all done, package them up pretty and gift away! (Here are 11 really awesome ways to package gifts on the cheap!) Oh and if you’re looking for more DIY gift ideas, an etched glass vase is a fun one for mom’s and grandma’s, a dinosaur planter for your quirky friend, balsa wood memory game or personalized coloring book for the little ones, or how about a 3D puzzle cube for the boys in your life! Are you DIY’ing any gifts this year? I’d love to hear…
Comments & Reviews
Ahh these are so cute! I may just have to seal this idea from you and I am sure my kids would totally enjoy painting the rocks. Pinning! Thanks for sharing with us at Home Matters linky party. We hope to see you at the next party and feel free to invite a friend!
Cute idea. Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you being a part of our party. Please stop by on Monday at 7 pm. Happy Sunday! Lou Lou Girls
Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom says
Oh my goodness, these are so cute and vibrant! Love them!
Karren Haller says
I have a fetish for flat rocks and when out walking I gather a few to carry home for my garden, I love how you are so creative to give your rock personality.
I am popping over from Create With Joy, I do a weekly Garden Feature on Oh my Heartsie and I would love for you to share on Friday Features this week so I can share in my post.
Hope you have a great weekend!
All that's Jas says
Awesome idea! Will get an early start for my garden. Thanks for linking up with Thursday Favorite Things!
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I love the idea of using rocks to make plant markers. And I love the bright colors you used on yours. Be easy to see, plus bright and springy!
love these. especially the pink broccoli one
Natasha @ Serenity You