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My herb garden has taken off this year. It's been in about two years now. But, it needs some decoration. First of all, I need a sign for the garden. Among my hubby's home repair stash, I found the perfect material for my sign!
It's a metal vent screen made to cover the openings in the foundation of your house. They come in a couple of different sizes. You can find them in hardware stores.
Now, you can add a word to the sign and, since it has a nice grid, you can wire or tie on almost anything. I considered a number of ideas - beaded wire, fabric, rope, twine - and decided on some raffia-covered wire that has a nice rustic look. I found this wire in the floral department of JoAnn's. I shaped the wire into the word "herbs". It's easy to bend and shape the wire with your fingers and some pliers. Before you start, trace around the screen on some scratch paper and write out the word to have a pattern to follow.
Lay your word on the screen and check for fit. Make any adjustments you want and attach the word to the screen. I used some rusted wire (Darice Rustic Accents) and wrapped it around the letters in several places.
After you attach your word, add wire or twine for hanging the sign. And, you're done!
|Herb Garden Sign|
Here it is hanging in my herb garden.
Happy Crafting and Gardening!