Plant Marker

lindasewandsewJuly 5, 2008

I made this plant marker from license plate letters, a piece of an old fence board, and a pipe from our pool demo. It's big, colorful, and will last a long time. Linda

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tralynn

Wow!! That is really a clever idea. I like the big bold letters. It should look really nice in your garden.

    Bookmark   July 5, 2008 at 9:50PM
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robolady

I absolutely love that. Could I use it as a project of the week? I'd give you credit for sure.

Here is a link that might be useful: my site

    Bookmark   July 6, 2008 at 12:20AM
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lindasewandsew

Thanks, You're welcome to use any pics of mine on your wonderful blog Margo. I'm making another one tonight to take to DS tomorrow. Hopefully, I'll get away from this computer right now and go finish it, lol. I'll post both on a new thread on GJ. Linda

    Bookmark   July 6, 2008 at 12:53AM
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lindasewandsew

Here's the other one. It's for DSs sunflowers. It has a long pole because his sunflowers are tall. My neighbors are truly nice to put up with me working in the back yard late at night. Linda

    Bookmark   July 6, 2008 at 2:51AM
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lydia1959

I love it! Now I have a reason to get some old liscense plates!

    Bookmark   July 6, 2008 at 11:12AM
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robolady

How are you cutting them?

    Bookmark   July 6, 2008 at 1:35PM
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lindasewandsew

Thanks very much. I'm cutting them with plain old tin snips. Most plates are aluminum and easy to cut. Some are steel and a little harder. I've scored and bent them back and forth in a vice and they break off pretty straight. They can also be cut with a jigsaw with a metal blade. Safety glasses and gloves are a good idea. They can be sharp. I use any drill bit to drill them. Ditto on the safety equipment while drilling them. They tend to spin.

After searching for license plates at yard sales, etc. here and not having much luck, and no luck at all finding nice color ones. I started ordering them from a guy who lives in Ohio. He's a great guy to deal with, and his prices are the best, even with shipping. Email me and I'll send you his name, etc.

    Bookmark   July 6, 2008 at 4:06PM
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njtomboy

Very nice. I have a ton I am cutting up now as well... I wasn't quite sure what I would make of them but signage is good... but I'm not much of a gardener...

maybe a "Keep Out" sign... LOL

Linda... I think we use the same supplier....LOL

    Bookmark   July 7, 2008 at 10:29AM
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texasfern

What a great idea!

    Bookmark   July 8, 2008 at 9:39AM
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lindasewandsew

Hi Tomboy, Is Ron your license plate guy? I love that guy! Linda

    Bookmark   July 8, 2008 at 2:57PM
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njtomboy

yes, that's him!!!! Ron F.

Linda because of your post, I whipped out the tin snips (this project I have been procrastinating on) and have been cutting up a storm!

Thank you for much for your inspiration... Your signs look great!

    Bookmark   July 8, 2008 at 4:33PM
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