But after I saw the price ($39.00 for 3), I knew I couldn’t have them. Therefore, I decided to make my own, and now they have found a happy little home in my garbage pail herb garden as well as our veggie garden.
How did I create them and how much did they cost? Pennies, compared to the Pottery Barn tags. I found these Rapiclip garden stakes at our local garden store for $2.99 for a 4-pack. Score. To create the above chalkboard signs, all you need is the stakes, chalkboard spray paint (I used Krylon black chalkboard spray paint), old newspaper and chalk – that’s it!
Then, follow these super simple and easy steps:
1.) Gently remove the blank rectangular tag of metal from the wire frame
2.) Place each tag outside on old newspaper
3.) Prep area for spray painting (if it’s windy outside, make sure your newspaper is secure)
4.) Spray paint the tags using Chalkboard spray paint – make sure you evenly coat the tags with paint
5.) Let the first coat of spray paint dry
6.) Spray the tags again (you’ll notice my high-tech paper weights in the below picture – HA!)
7.) Let the tags dry AT LEAST 24 hours (especially before using chalk on them). Then, carefully slide the tags back on the wire frame.
8.) Label the tags accordingly and then place in your garden
Now if I only had the perfect recipe for making my garden grow…