Crafts for Kids wire hanger plant markers (10 of 11)

Published on April 8th, 2013 | by Julie Finn

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DIY Wire Hanger and Found Object Plant Markers, Part 2: Wire-Wrapped Found Object Plant Markers

wire hanger plant markers (10 of 11)Did you make the wire hanger shepherd’s hooks from Part 1 of this DIY plant markers tutorial (or do you already own some garden hooks)?

If so, then you’re ready to make your hanging plant markers!

Gather up an assortment of found and natural objects, some bendy wire and strong glue, and any broken jewelry or stash jewelry findings that you may have lying about. You’ll use them to craft these sturdy, original, and informative plant markers:

Use needlenose pliers to put a hanging loop into the wire before you wrap your object.

Use needlenose pliers to put a hanging loop into the wire before you wrap your object.

The two supplies that you’ll need that you may not own are needlenose pliers, crucial for precision wire bending, and bendy wire–anything from jewelry wire to craft wire to all the types of wire found in the hardware store will do. If you don’t own these, then hit up Freecycle for some wire, and ask a handy friend to borrow the needlenose pliers.

Next >> Creating the Markers



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I'm a writer, crafter, Zombie Preparedness Planner, and homeschooling momma of two kids who will hopefully someday transition into using their genius for good, not the evil machinations and mess-making in which they currently indulge. I'm interested in recycling and nature crafts, food security, STEM education, and the DIY lifestyle, however it's manifested--making myself some underwear out of T-shirts? Done it. Teaching myself guitar? Doing it right now. Visit my blog Craft Knife for a peek at our very weird handmade homeschool life; my etsy shop Pumpkin+Bear for a truly odd number of rainbow-themed beeswax pretties; and my for links to articles about poverty, educational politics, and this famous cat who lives in my neighborhood.



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