Goodbye April! DIY Plant markers using Real Wood Paper

April has been so rainy and lush. We are sad to say goodbye but are looking forward to May flowers and lots of sunshine. Today we are bringing you a fun DIY project using a little “living sunshine” aka wheat grass. Plant markers are a fun way to label and dress up your plants and herbs. We grow wheat grass and other herbs in pots on our kitchen windowsill. The wheat grass, while decorative, is also healthy. We created this simple plant marker using Real Cherry Wood paper to decorate the wheat grass. We will make a plant marker for each month of the year.

We have become increasingly interested in the benefits of wheat grass. Here is a great article from Chalkboard magazine on 50 reasons to eat wheat grass every day. Wheat grass is also super easy to grow. Here are some tips on successful growing here.

Supplies: Real Cherry Wood Paper, April Word embellishment (Studio Calico), plant dowel, hot glue and emery board.

  1. Cover the APRIL word embellishment from using our Real Cherry Wood paper. Cut around the APRIL word shape as close as you can to the embellishment.
  2. Sand any rough edges around the APRIL embellishments with an emery board.
  3. Hot glue the APRIL word to a small wooden plant dowel.

Here’s another tip! Create simple herb plant markers using our Real Wood tapes in Birch or Cherry. Wrap the tape around a wooden plant dowel. Trim and write directly onto the wood using a sharpie.

While you’re at it, check out this awesome Wheatgrass smoothie recipe from Yum!!!

Real Wood place setting cards

Are you planning a big meal or entertaining for a large group? We are hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year and have a fairly large guest list. As we are planning how we will set our table we decided name cards are in order. The look of our Real Cherry Wood paper is warm and earthy, perfect for the woodsy theme we have in mind.

Create 8 name cards from one 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of Cherry Wood paper.
1. Remove adhesive liner and adhere Real Cherry Wood paper to an 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of vanilla cardstock.
2. Trim out 8 place cards. Card measures 2″ x 3″.
3. Round each corner of each place card with a corner round punch.
4. Add a flourish or leaf punch out to the left or right side of each place card.
5. Hand write each guest’s name.

This card shape is also a great size for gift notes, accolades, or little leave behinds. We stamped CONGRATULATIONS on this card. Want perfect stamp placement? We used the new Mini Misti to stamp our congratulations onto each Real Cherry Wood card. This is a great tool when you are producing many of the same item.