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Plant Tag Art

Over the years, I have saved every plant identification tag from every plant I have used in my garden. I used them to learn and identify each plant and used them in a journal and a scrapbook. I still have many left and thought there some way I could use them.
Then I had an Idea. Just use them as Art and then I could enjoy them all year long. I first selected a few that I liked the best.
Then I painted a piece of cardboard with Rust-Oleum Hammered Finish paint, since I wanted it to look like galvanized metal.
Next I cut each tag and a piece of the cardboard and attached the tag with a piece of foam tape to add some dimension.
The last step was to arrange on a piece of card stock and attached with more foam tape. 
And the last step was to place in a freshly spray painted frame.
My art was done and ready to enjoy!

Comments

  1. Wow, what a fun and creative project! This is such a great idea. Amazing job and thank you so much for using Rust-Oleum to build your project.

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  2. Cool project. I have a huge bag of those tags in my desk.

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  3. All my plants still have the tags on them , otherwise I cannot remember their names! Nina
    www.ninalazina.info

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  4. How clever!! I love seeing art made with 'uncommon' things! Great job!

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  5. This is SOO cute! They look kind of like little jewelry charms (which is what I thought from the thumbnail), but so fun all matted and framed... and such a great gift for gardening friends (if you don't have a green thumb)! : )

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  6. That looks so great! I love the idea, never thought of that. They could also look really cool collaged together. I keep mine in a three-ring binder. You can check it out here if you like:

    http://homedaybook.blogspot.com/2011/05/book-of-plant-labels.html

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  7. This is soo cute! Love it ;)

    www.whatyoumakeit-coley.blogspot.com

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  8. Such a clever idea and what a great way to remember what you have planted :)

    Blessings Kelsie

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  9. what a great idea to use the plant tags for an art! i regret throwing the tags now hehe

    I'm your newest follower and blog hopping from Homemaker on a Dime Creative blogger's party

    Susan at http://tea-diary.blogspot.com

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  10. What a great idea! I would love it if you would link up to my Tuesday Confessional link party going on now: http://www.craftyconfessions.com/2011/06/tuesday-confessional-link-party.html. I hope to see you soon!
    ~Macy

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  11. Hi Janet, I'm trying to get all my followers back. My blog was hacked and I had to rebuild. I'm following you again, and could really use a follow on GFC. Also, do you remember what date I featured you at my blog? I would like to redo that post and the date would help. Thanks!

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