It started with a borrowed tile saw and a stack of 7x7 tiles I had left over from when I remodeled our bathroom a couple of years ago.
I cut each tile exactly in half (well, close to exact).
Next I rinsed and dried each tile to prepare for the next step - rubber stamps!
I picked one of my larger alphabet stamp sets so I could easily read the tiles from the outside of the fence. We had such limited space for our garden that we didn't create any paths to meander through or even a gate to the fence so we've basically gotta just find what we're looking for, hop the fence and grab a veggie. Good thing we've got long legs.
Here's "Basil" laid out for space
I just used basic black ink and found that worked well as I had a few minutes of wiggle room when I made a mistake with spacing as I did on a few of the ones with longer names. I was able to wipe them clean with a Lysol wipe the thoroughly dry them before starting over.
Here's "Radish" after stamping:
And a bunch of them laid out on my floor to dry:
The final step was to spray each one with a coat of a glossy Polyurethane top coat to seal the stamp ink in. I also liked that it gave each tile a polished look. Here's "Basil" modeling in the garden:
What do you use for garden markers?
Thank you for reading,
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