For Christmas this year the girls made for their Granddad a set of handmade garden signs and they looked amazing and such a clever idea. To make these you'll need 10 wooden 10cm x 10cm squares which we bought from Amazon for £3.95, 10 wooden stakes which we found at a local garden centre for £4.99, some exterior wooden glue, a marker pen, outdoor clear wood varnish and some small tins of acrylic model paint.
To begin with we drew a faint outline of the vegetables and then Aly painted them with the model paint. You might find a few of them require a little touching up when they have dried. We then gave the painting an outline and labelled each one.
These will take quite a while to dry so we left them over night. The next day paint the front, back and edges of the signs and stakes with the outdoor clear varnish, this is a messy job so make sure all surfaces are covered and wear gloves and old clothes. Again this will take a good couple of hours to dry. We gave them 3 - 4 coats to make sure they were completely sealed.
Once everything is dry you now need to stick the stakes to the signs using the exterior wooden glue, once glued we put something heavy on top to help them bond and keep them in place. Leave them to set and bingo you have your very own handmade garden signs.