How to Make Plant Decorations

Do-it-yourself garden decorations can add a colorful touch to your outdoor space and work double duty as plant identifiers.

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Colorful Butterfly Art Spike DecorationEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - Ready Set Grow! © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Colorful decorations poking up between your plants will not only add sparkle, but they can also help to identify what you have planted, like a label. Make a note in your garden diary to say which design you've used for your gardening projects. This project takes one hour to complete.

Materials Needed:

  • clean foil containers
  • scissors (adult supervision required)
  • black marker
  • colored markers
  • kebab sticks
  • glue
  • pen

1. Draw Your Design

Place your design onto the base of a foil container, using a black marker (Image 1).

Consider a few fun ideas for your design. You could choose bugs, flowers and birds (Image 2).

2. Cut Out Your Design

Cut around the outline of your design. Use a sharp pair of scissors with the help of an adult.

Cutting Out the ShapeEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - Ready Set Grow! © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

3. Color Your Design

Press a pen onto the foil shape. This will make decorative, raised holes.

Color your design with colored permanent markers. Be sure to allow enough time to let the ink dry.

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Excerpted from Ready, Set, Grow! by DK Books


Dorling Kindersley

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