Sunday, July 3, 2011

July Jamboree Guest Post: Rainbow Garden Markers by Stacy of Not JUST a Housewife

Hi! I am Stacy from Not JUST A Housewife and I am so happy to be guest posting here on Sew Dang Cute :)

I have a big garden and I love it. But I am a bit of a control freak and I have a hard time letting my kids "help" in the garden. This year I decided to give them their own section. We made it a RAINBOW garden!!! We planted things that grow a color that is not traditional, like blue potatoes. We also planted rainbow mix carrots, rainbow lettuce, purple and yellow string beans, and yellow and purple tomatoes. I was going to plant black radishes but when the seeds came that I ordered they were red. But that is okay :)

I have fun garden marker in my garden and the kids wanted to make signs for theirs. I cut some pieces of wood with my miter saw. Then the kids sanded them smooth.

We sat outside in the shade and they painted them. I had drawn on the basic shape for my 4 year old and he did pretty good at filling it in.

Here they are drying :)

I used my Silhouette to cut some vinyl lettering out, but you could always write on them with marker.
Then I cut a dowel to size. I made them each 12 inches. I got a drill bit that was about the same size as the dowel and drilled a hole in the bottom of the sign.

I squirted some wood glue in there and then pushed the dowel in the hole. After it had dried I sealed it.

And here they are in our little rainbow garden! The kids are so proud of how they turned out.
Thanks for letting share this today and stop on over at my blog for some more DIY projects and ideas :)


  1. I love the rainbow garden idea. Did you know that there is also colored cotton? The actual cotton fiber inside the bolls is colored instead of white. I haven't grown any in years, but then, I had a pretty tan color and a pastel sage green color, and I think a pale blue. Maybe you could get a few normal white seeds and compare them, then comb the cotton and make a little pillow or something. Maybe boys wouldn't care about that. Hmm, anyway, it was a lot of fun, and my grandkids loved it.

  2. Oh, my gosh these came out so cute. I just love children's art work.


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