WATERPROOF DIY photo GARDEN TAGS (and what I stole to make it)

Above is a peek at the water resistant garden labels I made. Do you likey? Steps are simple, first …. I had to go to Starbucks and steal “obtain” (wink wink) wood stirrers for “my coffee”. You can use any wood sticks …. like from popsicles (the yummy kind), or salads (the healthy kind!):

My kind …..

My goal:  to create water resistant labels with photo + name of flowers … so when the plants haven’t flowered yet (next year) I would still KNOW what’s to come. I remembered that I had purchased these cutie-pie clothespins from Erin at Knot & Bow. I figured these would be great to use so I can clip the labels on instead of gluing them to the wood sticks.

Aren’t they ADORABLE???

Then it was time to get PHOTOS OF each bloomed flower! Since I wanted to showcase EACH flower I took a pic of each (makes sense right?), but I didn’t want to include the leaves, etc. … I wanted to showcase the actual flower. So, what’s this gal to do? I grabbed white copy paper and teared it in 1/2 to slip the flower in between and give it a white background, then I became a paparazzi …. shoot shoot shoot:

See the torn white paper hugging the flower?

Then, I cropped the photo and added text (the name of each flower) in Photoshop, saved it as a jpeg, then … print time for LAMINATION:

Dont’cha love lamination! Laminate then … snip snip snip time:

Then I added the clothespin to hold the label onto the wood stick (hmmm, I am craving Starbucks now. I wonder why .. wink wink).

Then to the garden ……

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Do you like the garden tags I made? Of course that now means I need to HUNT more FLOWERS to add to our garden.

Here’s a recap on how to make waterproof garden tags / markers:
(1) buy or ‘obtain’ (wink wink!) wood sticks,
(2) take pics of each flower,
(3) u/load pics + add names,
(4) then print + laminate them to make them water resistant:

(photo credits: Ada’s Interior Design ) Every comment is read, appreciated, and loved. To leave a comment please scroll down!

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9 Responses to WATERPROOF DIY photo GARDEN TAGS (and what I stole to make it)

  1. Wow! Great idea! Just found you, and your blog, and am so happy that I did! Cheers, Rosa

  2. These turned out so lovely Ada. Wonderful DIY (as usual)!!!

  3. Janet says:

    These are super cute. Nice clean lines and the pictures of the flowers look so vivid.

  4. homestilo says:

    I’m with Amy- This is so adorable AND attractive.

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