Guest Post: Sasha of Creations By Sasha

You read her interview yesterday and now Sasha is back to share an awesome tutorial for something that I'm pretty excited to make... Spring Garden Herb Markers!


Hi everyone! I want to thank Mel for hosting me today. I’m a huge fan of her blog so I’m excited to so you guys a little bit about what goes on at Creations By Sasha. I’m all about all things crafty. My business is all about inspiring folks through decorative elements in their home and with their memories. So please, stop by and say hi. 

Today, I wanted to show you guys an easy way to make clay herb markers. Now I don’t grow anything at my house…I’m not really one for plants. But I know that spring time is all about preparing your garden and I know lots of ladies that have herb gardens. These herb markers would make a perfect gift. Here’s what you’ll need:   

 


  • Polymer clay rolled into 1.25” balls (one ball will make one maker) – Make sure it’s bake-able! 
  • A baking dish 
  • Rolling Pin 
  • Butter Knife 
  • Mini Rubber Letter Stamps

   
 To make the markers, first the clay into 1.25” balls and then into coils that about 5.5” long. Use your rolling pin to flatten the coils. Don’t make them too thin. You’ll want them to be a little thick so they are sturdy. Using the butter knife (the dull side), trim one end into a point and then shape your marker. You can smooth out any imperfections with your fingers. Once you have it the way you like it, transfer to your baking dish and get ready to use your stamps.
   
 It’s easier to stamp the word starting with the last letter first and then working your way backwards. Once you stamp all of the markers, bake according to the package instructions. I’ve found that it’s best to let the clay cool all the way in the oven after baking before handling. Now ladies be gentle with these! Polymer clay is plastic but it can break. As look as you use them carefully, they should last for many planting seasons!
   


So cute! I definitely want to make some of these... I can totally see some of these around the plants and gardens the boyfriend has around here! A big thanks to Sasha for sharing this tutorial with us and don't forget to check her and her blog out at Creations by Sasha!

10 comments :

  1. Looks great. I tried this earlier this week with salt dough and it didn't work, but I do have polymer clay so I'll have to give it another shot. Thanks so much for sharing at the party this week.

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  2. What a great idea! I've made polymer clay plant stakes before but I love the idea of doing markers. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. This is a great idea. And they turned out so cute! I will have to try these.

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  4. Thank you for linking this up to Fantabulous Friday @ Little Becky Homecky!!

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  5. Very clever & just what I need since my ceramic ones broke over the winter! Would love for you to link this to my next Craftastic Monday party:)

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  6. I just love the name of your blog! Too cute. And thanks for showing us how to make these cute garden markers. I've been meaning to get some of these alphabet stamps. Love 'em. Following on Linky, too. Take care, Linda

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  7. That is the coolest idea! I hate having to try to remember what the seeds I've started are, so I need to get going on this project so I can use some right away.

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  8. Clever idea, and so colorful!!! Thanks for linking up to Refresh Your Nest Friday. ;-)

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  9. I just love these. What a clever idea!

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