Garden Spoons

I saw this really cute TUTORIAL for a garden labels over at Shrimp Salad Circus.  This is a bit of a twist on this clever idea.  The day I saw this project, I knew I had to try it.

I had most of the needed tools.  The Making Memories Stamp Die, that I’ve had for years, the mallet from the camping box, permanent marker, spoon (one of my mismached, from my drawer).

The only thing I did differently was, instead of marking directly on the spoon (attempted & didn’t work so well for me, because I didn’t use a soft silver spoon, I used the regular stainless steel spoons), I stamped on a thinner, more pliable & easy to work with piece of tin.

I drilled a hole through the spoon in order to put the brad through.

I was able to use the mallet to flatten the spoon, no problem.  Great tension release, that pounding with the hammer.

When I tried to use the dies, I think the spoon was a little heavy & didn’t take the impression of the metal die very well.  You can see my attempts at using the metal die embosser on the spoon.  Anyways, that’s when I tried to see if I could drill a hole for a brad.

I think I’ll pop by to Sally Ann or another used store for some inexpensive spoons to hammer out.  I have a bunch of herb planters.



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