Thursday, June 14, 2012

making a silver spoon plant marker





Making a Silver Spoon Plant Marker

Materials:

1 old silver spoon--I just found several at the flea market for $1 a piece
a hammer
a rag
metal stamp set
an extra fine permanent ink marker--black ink

Instructions:

  1. Wrap the rounded end of the spoon with a rag and place it on something solid, ie. workbench, butcher block, cement sidewalk, etc.
  2. Pound it with your hammer until nice and flat.
  3. With the metal alphabet stamps and hammer, add your plant name or a little saying.
  4. With the marker, go over the letters to make them stand out.
Put your wonderfully special plant marker in the pot or garden, and don't worry if the lettering is a bit wonky {like mine}...Deb

27 comments:

  1. How beautiful! If I had an alphabet stampking kit like that, I would completely make some of those! I love them!!! :)

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    1. Katy, the metal stamps are from Harbor Freight--I found them there while tagging along with hubby...Deb

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  2. Well, you are just so smart, Deb! I've seen these things all over the place, but never knew how to do it. Thank you for the instructions!

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  3. Is 'wonky' a word?! ha! I have a stamp kit but I think I'm trying to stamp on old stainless steel that looks like silver and it isn't working. Must find actual silver pieces; thanks for giving me the inspiration to try it again.

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    1. Apparently it's not a word--Google could not define it...hmmmm.
      Deb

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  4. Where do you find the alphabet metal stamps...I love this idea! Could you use those stamps on wood too? I need to get some! Thanks for the great suggestion!

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    1. Found the metal stamp set at Harbor Freight; here's a link: http://www.harborfreight.com/catalogsearch/result?q=metal+stamp+kit
      Deb

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  5. What a fantastic idea. Thank you so much for sharing. I can pretty much see myself going crazy with the stamping idea. :)

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    1. Thank you! I hope you have fun with it...Deb

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    1. Thanks Cheryl! How have you been?...hope all is well and good,
      Deb

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  7. You never cease to amaze me with your ideas. If I believed in reincarnation I would want to be you in my next life. Thankfully there is only one, unique, gifted you.

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    1. Thank you for the nicest compliment...Deb

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  8. I've seen these and was curious how they were done. Thanks for sharing this tutorial with us!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! ...Deb

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  9. How fun and so easy. Now I want to make some xox Clarice

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    1. It is a nice quick project! Have a happy weekend Clarice,

      Deb

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  10. What a great idea!

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    1. Thanks Debbie! Not an original idea, but on my 'to-do list' for a long time...Deb

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  11. Love, love,love this! A metal stamp kit is now on my Christmas gift list!

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    1. It's very fun Claire, I still have some more to make...Deb

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  12. Oh I want to make these so badly. Where did you find the metal stamp kit? Blessings, Tami

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    1. Mike was browsing at Harbor Freight, and as I was tagging along, the stamp sets caught my eye. If you don't have a Harbor Freight locally, you can find the stamps online here: http://www.harborfreight.com/catalogsearch/result?q=metal+stamp+kit
      Deb

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  13. This is great. I just picked up some vintage spoons from the market this weekend--can't wait to try it!

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