DIY Clay Garden Markers
- oven-bake clay
- letter stamps
- clean work surface or crafting mat
- a rolling pin or any smooth cylindrical item
- Preheat oven to 275 degrees F.
- Cut your clay into 1.5 x 1.5 cubes and roll the cubes into a ball. From there, roll the balls into cylinders, or “worms” as my kids refer to them.
- Use the rolling pin to flatten the tube. Round the corners and edges to give it a hand-crafted look.
- Use the knife to cut a diagonal in the bottom so there’s a point for it to spear into the soil.
Press your letters in gently.
- Bake at 275 degrees F for 15 minutes on a baking sheet. Allow to cool overnight to harden completely.
Many of the crafting supplies and tools I use for the projects in this journal, including the exact clay and letter stamp set I used, can be found in my Homeschool & Craft Amazon page.
If you are making garden markers, that likely means gardening season is right around the corner! I've created a list of my favorite gardening supplies and tools; the ones I use everyday in my garden and greenhouse. You can access my Garden Amazon List HERE. For heirloom quality gardening and foraging tools, I highly recommend the Barebones Living collection.
Do you plan to grow flowers in your garden? If so, the book I co-author with Lisa McGuiness, The Love Language of Flowers, may be the perfect addition to your botanical bookshelf. It also includes step-by-step tutorials, a toolbox section filled with floral concepts, and over 30 botanical designs with meaning that honor the seasonal rhythms of nature, build confidence, and provide flexibility to let your own creative voice develop. It is truly an excellent resource for those seeking to grow their botanical creativity in a meaningful way.