Last year I discovered some lovely plant markers made by Kelly over at Purple Lemon Designs. She had a great tutorial on how to make them so check it out HERE. I must admit we broke a couple new terracotta pots, but I’ve also used a number of cracked, old pots, too. I also did something different than she did for printing names on the markers. I couldn’t bring myself to buy rub on letters. So, what I did was find a font I liked in Word. I used Bradley Hand ITC and sized it at 45 – 55 depending on the length of the plant. I printed a list of the plants, then cut out the individual words. I rubbed pencil lead on the back of the words, positioned the word where I wanted it on the pot, and traced the word from the front side. This worked like carbon paper transferring the word to the pot. I then used a paint marker to go over the word I traced. You could also use a permanent Sharpie. By doing this I did not have the expense of rub on letters, which you can buy at local craft stores, and I could size them to fit. The markers are a little bit time consuming, but fun. Instead of trying to make 50 at one time, I made them throughout the summer, and now they grace my garden with almost as much color and beauty as the flowers themself. A perfect project for a long summer weekend, don’t you think?