The other day I had a few minutes to kill so I stopped in the Goodwill near my school. I found several books and then wondered to the housewares section to see if any treasures might be waiting for my discovery. No treasures were found, but I did buy a few pieces of silverware to use for stamped plant markers. At $.25 each, I knew that even if my plan didn’t work, I wouldn’t waste much money.
Next I used my stamp kit to add the names of herbs that I like to grow. I discovered that stainless steel is extremely hard and very difficult to stamp. Silver plate would probably be a much easier to work with choice.
After stamping on the letters, I went over them with a Sharpie and then wiped away the excess with a wipe. (Since I accidentally stamped two O’s, I was careful to only fill in one O with the Sharpie to hide the extra O.)
Rosemary is the only herb that I have that isn’t dead or dormant, so it gets the honor of sporting a new marker.
This coming weekend I will have many thrifting opportunities and hope to find some silver plate flatware to use for more markers. Stainless is too hard and I found it very difficult to get a look that was neat enough to use.
It won’t be long until it will be herb planting time. What’s your favorite herb? I like Basil for eating and Rosemary for smelling.