If you want to use old spoons as garden markers, just follow these three steps:
- Buy silver spoons from thrift stores. Silver spoons are WAAAAAY easier than stainless steel. I gave up on stainless steel after cracking several cinder blocks trying to get one (ONE) spoon flat.
- Smash them with mallet or sledgehammer on concrete. (Optional: Use of towel or scrap leather to protect spoons from scratches. I used an old leather wallet) THIS IS HARDER THAN IT SEEMS!
- Use regular hammer to stamp the letters. Letter stamps can be purchased on Amazon. They're pricey but I craft a lot so I figured they'd get some use.
Bonus side effect of spoon markers: Smashing the hell out of those spoons is a great way to vent any pent-up stress!