DIY: Clay Garden Markers

Written by Sara Albers and Melissa Fenlon of  Alice & Lois

The first day of spring (a.k.a. vernal equinox) is right around the corner—March 20!—and to celebrate the new season, we’re hosting a little brunch for some of our girlfriends. We love adding a handmade touch to any get together, so for this gathering, we’re making these simple clay garden markers. Tied around a cloth napkin with a beautiful seed packet, they’re the perfect way to add a little pop to your table setting. Bonus: They also make the perfect spring party favor—your guests will enjoy planting the seeds, marking them with the clay stake, and watching them grow.

DIY Spring Place Setting Garden Marker | alice & lois for minted
DIY Spring Place Setting Garden Marker | alice & lois for minted

Click through for the simple step-by-step instructions…

DIY Spring Place setting | alice & lois for minted

Supplies:
• Air dry clay
• Alphabet stamps
• Cutting tool (or sharp knife)
• Rolling pin
• Seed packets
• Clear acrylic spray paint

DIY Spring Place setting | alice & lois for minted

Steps:

1. With the rolling pin, roll out the clay until it’s ¼” thick. Protect your surface by working with clay on a piece of parchment paper.

2. I used poppy seed packets for each place setting. Press the alphabet stamps into the clay, making sure not to press all the way through the clay.

3. Using a knife or cutting tool, trim off the edges of clay. My markers wound up being 2.5″ tall.

4. Let the clay dry overnight. Once dry, spray with a clear coat of acrylic spray to seal.

DIY Spring Place Setting Garden Marker | alice & lois for minted DIY Spring Place Setting Garden Marker | alice & lois for minted I tied a finished clay marker and seed packets to a patterned cloth napkin
from Minted (“Criss-Crossed” by Hooray Creative).

DIY Spring Place Setting Garden Marker | alice & lois for minted

Photos: Sara Albers


More Ideas for Spring:
How To: Host the Prettiest Spring Brunch
• DIY: Spring Flower Crown
• “How We Spring” To-Do Checklist (free printable!)

More from Minted:
• Fabrics
• Pillows
• Art

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