Spoon Plant Markers

I’ve been wanting to do this forever and when I saw this post from A Bird and A Bean it reminded me to get it done. I’ve had these pots for a few years (they were on the deck last Summer) and my first thought was to paint them a different color. Sorry, but orange isn’t my favorite color (although it has been growing on me lately). Then I remembered my vintage scale has a little orange on it so I left them alone. The nursery plant markers had to go though.

I gathered the supplies I needed. I bought the silver spoons for $1 each at a thrift store and the stamp set came from Harbor Freight.

Then I started hammering the heck out of the spoons to make them flat. Place a cloth under and over the spoon while flattening it to prevent marks. You can view a tutorial I have on stamping metal here

That looks so much better. Please ignore the dirty windows. I’ve been washing them a couple times a week and it keeps raining.

I chose not to use a sharpie on the letters this time.

I like how they look old and worn.

My kitchen smells so wonderful with herbs in the window. Perhaps it will make me cook with them more often too. The more I look at the pots the more they’re growing on me and I love my plant markers.

I’m linking to these awesome blog parties:
Get Your Craft On at Today’s Creative Blog
Tip Me Tuesday at Tip Junkie
Trash to Treasure Tuesday at Sassy Sites
Weekend Warrior Party at Ask Anna
Friday Flair at Whipperberry
Saturday Nite Special at Funky Junk Interiors
Sunday Showcase Party at Under the Table and Dreaming
DIY Project Parade at The DIY Showoff
How To’s Day at The Lettered Cottage
Best DIY Projects of June at Beneath My Heart

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  • Anna June 13, 2011, 10:37 pm

    Those are great! I seriously need to get some alphabet stamps, they’re on my b-day wishlist. 🙂 I’d love it if you’d link it up at my Weekend Warrior party: http://www.askannamoseley.com/2011/06/weekend-warrior-link-party-8.html


  • Susan June 14, 2011, 3:58 am

    I love these! Where did you say you got the stamp set?
    Thanks Susan

  • Kari June 14, 2011, 5:29 am

    I love this look! One question, where do you get the stamping set? At the hardware store?? You could use that for so many things. 🙂

  • Sherry June 14, 2011, 5:39 am

    I love this… I have got to give it a try again! I tried last year and I guess I didn’t hammer hard enough.

  • Natalie@OrganizedHabits June 14, 2011, 7:20 am

    I just bought the same set from Harbor Freight this weekend and have been practicing on little washers. Can’t wait to make things for fun gifts! Your spoons turned out great!

  • Carolyn | homework June 14, 2011, 9:08 am

    I’ve been wanting to do this too. Yours turned out so great. I would love for you to share this project at my linky party.

    Hope to see you there.
    Thanks for the inspiration.
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  • Crystal June 14, 2011, 12:42 pm

    What a fantastic idea! These really do look great. How long did it take to do them?


  • Comeca Jones June 14, 2011, 8:09 pm

    They are so cute!
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  • Wendy from Wendys Hat June 16, 2011, 11:48 pm

    Love these! Perfect for the garden.
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  • Michele June 23, 2011, 10:52 pm

    I’m SO wowed!! Thank you so much for sharing this idea! It’s one of those things that you see and think, “well of course! Why didn’t I think of that?!” I’m just glad somebody did, and now you’re sharing! THANK YOU!! xoxo

  • Suzie June 28, 2011, 8:49 am

    So creative! I love it!
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  • Shell June 28, 2011, 10:23 am

    So cute! Going to try that one!

  • Red Door Kitchen June 28, 2011, 1:38 pm

    They look great! I have a pile of random spoons that would be perfect for this.


  • Mrs. Jones from the Circus July 4, 2011, 6:09 pm

    I love the markers! They turned out very well. I caught a glimpse at the spoons showcased in this summer’s Flea Market Style magazine; well done!!!

  • Marlenda July 9, 2011, 2:26 pm

    Thanks for posting this – I’ve always loved these types of markers but didn’t know how they were made. I just ordered a set of the stamps from Harbor Freight. They are having a sale (2-% off one item)AND if you go through a certain cash back site you get 4% back.

  • Amy July 11, 2011, 8:59 pm

    I love this, thanks for taking a pic of the metal stamper things…I went to Harbor Freight website & found them, they are on sale right now & maybe another 20% off too from the banner ad on the page. And I’m lucky they have a store not far from me so I’ll be picking a set up this weekend


    Thanks again,

  • Laura Ingalls Gunn July 18, 2011, 9:27 am

    What an absolutely adorable DIY! Well done.

    I hope that you will stop by and enter my giveaway.

    Happy Monday!

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