Create Garden Markers With Industrial Flair

Common home improvement store materials come together in this cool garden craft.

Garden markers made from A/C dampers and assorted materials from the home improvement store.

Garden markers made from A/C dampers and assorted materials from the home improvement store.

Garden markers made from A/C dampers and assorted materials from the home improvement store.

Garden markers made from A/C dampers and assorted materials from the home improvement store.

Add a little bit industrial flair to your garden with these easy to make garden markers. The materials are a bit unconventional for the garden, but readily available at your local home improvement store. We combed the aisles and found dampers which are meant for air conditioning ducts. A few aisles over we rounded up the connector nuts and all thread rods. With very little time and a few cuts you will be on your way to a unique and stylish addition to your garden beds.

You can mark the metal with permanent markers without fear. Permanent marker will stick through rain and watering, but can be easily removed with rubbing alcohol and paper towels.

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The materials:

  • 6" A/C galvanized damper
  • 1/4" all thread rod 
  • 1/4" connector nuts
  • Hacksaw
  • Tape measure
  • Painter’s tape
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