Use a spoon as a plant marker AND alleviate stress at the same time

By on Jul 5th

Thai BasilThanks to Joker Venom for uploading this photo to our Offbeat Home Flickr pool AND for letting us know how this was made!

If you want to use old spoons as garden markers, just follow these three steps:

  1. 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.
  2. 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!
  3. 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.

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Bonus side effect of spoon markers: Smashing the hell out of those spoons is a great way to vent any pent-up stress!

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Megan Finley is the Associate Publisher for the Offbeat Empire. When she's not slaving away for the Empire, she's sharing her dork side on her own blog, Twitter @meganfinley, and Instagram @meggyfin.