Before we moved into our new house, we were living in a townhouse where the plants and “garden” areas were planted and taken care of for us. So when we moved into our new house, I really didn’t think about the fact that we might not have any plants or flowers especially because we bought the house in the winter and the ground was covered in snow.
Now that spring has come and almost gone, sadly, there was not a garden of perennials waiting for me to tend. But on the bright side, I get to plant my very own garden area with the plants and flowers I love.
So I needed something quick to make to add some color to our garden. I recently made a mini sized pallet out of wood shims and loved how easy it is to paint them and turn them into a cute sign. Not to mention, you can pick up a pack of them for pretty cheap at the hardware store! Simple, inexpensive, and fun – just how I like my crafts! So a wood shim sign for the garden would be perfect!
acrylic paint & brush
hot glue gun
After deciding on your colors (I went with bright, spring colors) paint each shim with a few coats of acrylic paint.
Paint over the stencil, or hand-paint the word welcome, whatever you choose and let dry throughly. After the paint had dried, I decided to add a coat of clear acrylic since the sign will be outside in the garden and exposed to rain.
And as an afterthought, I decided to add some polka dots all over the sign with white paint. Now all I need is some warmer weather to add a few flowers nearby and my little front yard garden will be bright and colorful!
This would be such a fun craft to do with the kids for a Mother’s Day gift for Grandma’s garden. Or a cute way to label the vegetable garden!