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DIY Cement Spoon Garden Markers

Are you looking for a unique and creative way to label your plants in the garden? Why not try making your own cement spoon garden markers? This fun and easy DIY project will not only add a touch of charm to your garden but also help you keep track of your plants in style. These unique and customizable garden labels will not only help you keep track of your plants but also add a touch of charm and creativity to your outdoor space.

Garden Markers Supplies:

  • A small piece of scrap cardboard
  • 1 cup Portland cement
  • Black Chalkboard Paint
  • Marker
  • ⅓ cup Water
  • Silicone Spoon Mold

Directions:

The first thing you need to do is mix 1 cup of portland cement with ⅓ cup of water. You can mix by hand, use a cement mixer that attaches to a drill or use an old beater from a mixer and attached it to a drill. Using a drill to mix makes blending the cement effortless.

Your cement should be the consistency of pudding when it is fully mixed and ready to use. If it is a little too thick, you can add a little more water if needed. Just be careful not to use too much water or you will have issues with your cement will cracking when it drys.

Fill the spoon molds with the mixed cement. Pick up the mold and gently drop it several times to release air bubbles and to help smooth the cement out. It does not need to be a high drop, just an inch or two off the surface and then drop.

After you have all the air bubbles out from the gentle dropping of the mold, use a scrap of cardboard or a flat edged scraping tool to scrape excess cement off.

Allow the mold to dry for 4 to 6 hours in the sun. After the cement has dried, you can simply push the spoons out of the mold.

You can leave them as is if you like the plan cement look. Or you can use the black chalkboard paint to make them black (or color of your choice). Then allow the paint to dry.

Now use a paint pen or marker to label the spoons with the flowers and vegetables found in your garden.

You can seal the spoons if you want to, or leave them unsealed.

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