This is the year I am determined we will finally finish our patio project! Except…redoing our patio is proving to be more expensive than I though it would be. Let’s just say, who ever decided our patio should be uneven, with pavers around the edge that are up to two inches higher in some places, thanks. I have no idea how to fix this without having it professionally redone. To keep the costs down on my patio decor, I’ve been upcycling items I’ve found at thrift stores, like this DIY Bird Bath made from a lamp stand. While planting my herb gardens, I wanted some of those cute little plant markers. I knew these were not on our budget, so I decided to make my own with upcycled materials I had on hand. I found one of my terra cotta pots that had been broken when someone threw it into the shed last fall. I decided to break it into pieces and use them as my plant markers.
I picked up some copper colored floral wire from the Dollar Store and was ready to get started. Begin my breaking your pot into pieces approximately two inches long and, depending on what you plain to write on the pot, at least an inch tall.
Then cut a piece of floral wire in the size desired, but be sure it is at least eight inches. (You’ll need a pair of wire cutters, a box cutter or something similar to cut the floral wire. The pliers I have shown in my photograph do not work.)
Wrap the wire around the piece of terra cotta at least twice. I tried different patterns when wrapping my piece of pottery, sometimes using two loops, sometimes criss crossing, whatever.
Now they are ready to go! Place them beside your plant. I was able to make about five plant markers from each roll of floral wire. I plan on making a marker for every plant in the garden! Just don’t tell Bryan, who will be happy he was so “helpful” storing my spring and summer items!