Friday, June 7, 2013

Cedar plant markers

I made a few of these as a trial.  Actually it took a lot of time to make them, believe it or not...

I used a 1" thick cedar deck board and cut 1/4" wide pieces from it. Then I cut the pieces at 7 1/2" long and used a jigsaw to cut the point on the end.  

Each piece was hand-stamped and then I used a very fine Sharpie marker to fill in the letters.

These are for sale as are all the things I make - set of 5 for $15


  1. They are very cute! I usually have a hard time spacing the letters but it seems like you didn't have that trouble, they are perfect! ;)

  2. I really like those.
    I saw a tutorial about coloring in inset letters like that. They inset the letters fairly deeply (as you did) then painted the whole area. After the paint dried they sanded the surface which removed the paint on the surface but left the letters colored in.

    1. I tried that, David, and it left a blurry mess on the wood!


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