Vinyl Garden Markers

I mentioned earlier this week that we have been hard at work on our new vegetable garden.  Huge thank you to my step-dad for helping us build the raised bed!  It’s my first time growing a garden, and I’m really excited.

Part of the fun of having a garden is making it cute right?  I have seen a few examples of garden markers painted on rocks, and  I thought they would look really good done in vinyl.  Here is what I came up with.

We had some April showers this week, and they still look great!  I might still put some kind of clear coat on them to make sure they last.

For each rock, I used my CAMEO to cut the shapes and names of the vegetables in vinyl.  You want your rocks to be as flat and smooth as possible so the vinyl will go on nicely.  I made my own cut files of the vegetable silhouettes that you can get free here for personal use.  I also made them available in svg and pdf formats.  You will need to size them according to the rocks that you have.

And… have you seen the rain gutter garden ideas going around?  My friend gave me some leftover gutter, so we hung it on the fence to try and grow herbs and strawberries in.  Maybe we will add a few more rows next year.  The gutter got some cute little vinyl labels in a pretty turquoise.

Silhouette’s premium indoor/outdoor vinyl is perfect for this project!  They are running a promotion from now until April 26th with some great deals on their machines bundled with it.  Not only that, but they are also offering 25% off ALL of their 9″ vinyl!  Silhouette actually just lowered the prices on all of their vinyl from $14.99 to $9.99, so combine that with the discount, and the savings are HUGE!  Now is the time to stock up on vinyl!!!

To get the special pricing you must click here to go to Silhouette’s promotion page and enter code CUTESY at checkout.

Now just crossing my fingers that I don’t kill everything!  Grow garden grow!

Cutesy Crafts is an affiliate of Silhouette America.  As part of Silhouette’s promotion, I was given a free product to use.  All opinions are my own.  To read my full disclosures click here.

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24 Responses to Vinyl Garden Markers

  1. Love this idea! I’ve never thought to use rocks as plant markers. If you’re worried about them lasting the season, spraying them with a coat of clear enamel should do the trick.

  2. New here – while I think the rock idea is cute I am in LOVE with the rain gutter herb garden idea! Thanks for sharing!

    Jenni
    (sorry to post anon – work has the website I use for email blocked!)

  3. brilliant idea!!!! do you think they will hold up in the weather? is the vinyl water proof? I would love to make theses for my mom! Thanks so much for taking the time to link up to the Tasteful Tuesday party @Nap-TimeCreations.com. Make sure to follow my blog via bloglovin, GFC or facebook so you don’t miss out on my features posts… it could be YOU :o)
    Emily

  4. These are awesome! Good luck with your first garden!

  5. Hi Jessica, what a cute idea! Pinning it it for sure! And thanks for making the Silhouette file available, I just might have to make these for my mom 🙂
    Just one question, what font did you use? I can’t seem to find any handwritten font I like, but yours is pretty cute!
    Oh btw, sorry for posting anonymously, but I don’t have a blog or site and have no clue how to comment otherwise….. yeah, I’m a regular computer nerd 😉
    Marjolein

    • Thanks! I used a free font that I downloaded from dafont.com called Stars From Our Eyes. Let me know if you need help installing it. Make sure to “weld” it together before you cut since it’s a cursive font.

  6. Jessica–you make it very hard to live without a silhouette! Maybe mother’s day… But, I love this project. I can’t wait to get my garden in, but first it has to stop snowing here! So jealous of you!
    Miss chatting each week,
    Nancy

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