Are you itching to get your hands dirty and green thumb on? The arrival of spring is the perfect time to get your outdoor space ready for the upcoming gardening season. There are many ways to spruce up your outdoor space, from adding new plants, lighting and furniture, to revamping old features like an old fountain or putting in a new pavilion. But if you’re looking for something more unique than standard garden markers, you should try making these DIY vintage spoon garden markers! They’re easy to make, budget-friendly and a great way to personalize your garden while giving it a vintage vibe that goes perfectly with the current trend.
- Vintage spoons – You can use any spoon and type of spoon, whether it’s a silver spoon or an old wooden spoon. It all depends on the look you’re going for and what type of spoons you have lying around your kitchen.
- Paintbrush – You’ll need a paintbrush to apply the paint to the spoon and make sure it’s coated evenly.
- Tempera paint – You can use any paint, but we recommend using it since it’s thicker and easier to apply.
- Craft glue – Craft glue is the best adhesive on your spoon since super glue can damage the spoon too much.
An old fork or spade makes an interesting DIY marker for a garden. Updating them with new colors or patterns to fit your style is also easy. You can paint or stain them differently to make them stand out in your garden. They are great as standalone decorations or props for photo shoots with friends and family! Let’s get started.
- An old fork or spade – This can be any vintage fork or spade you find at a thrift store or flea market or have inherited from family members.
- Paint and brushes – You can paint your fork any color you want. It can be a solid color or have a pattern.
- Stain – Stain the fork for a darker finish. We will be using a walnut stain here.
- Sandpaper – This is used to smooth out the cut edges of the handle.
- An extra hook
When it is time to start getting into the mood for this time of the year, it’s important to think about what can be done with your kids. You will have a wonderful time putting together a fall-felt garland if that is the direction you choose to go in.
Here is a breakdown of what you are going to need to do if you want to start sewing with the kids.
This is a great place to start with the kids as you begin to put together a comprehensive fall-felt garland.
The goal here is to start drawing the leaves using a template. It is easy to find online fall leaf templates if that is what you want to do. This will let you take a look at the type of leaves that can be created for the garland. You will want to mix things up or you can even decide to go with one style if that is the approach you wish to pursue.
Little Tikes playhouses are so awesome – and also a little weird. A chicken coop inside a house? It’s almost like they knew we would all be obsessed with raising backyard chickens one day! If you have a Little Tikes playhouse at your home or somewhere nearby, transforming it into a chicken coop is the perfect way to use it.
- A Little Tikes playhouse
- A chicken coop kit
- A drill and screwdriver
- A rotary tool
- Paint and paintbrushes
- A dust masks
- Safety glasses
- Work gloves
- A measuring tapes