Gettin' Crafty: Oil cloth garden markers
See where this is going?
For all those who give pom-pom critters for birthdays, feel an urge to stick googly eyes on everything or just occasionally get a twitch to fold some origami, we bring you "Gettin' Crafty" where we feature a craft you can easily make with minimal supplies and limited finances. Earth Day is always a good time to plant a tree or work in the garden, and now that the plants are in the ground, here's a fun, waterproof way to mark your crops. These little flags will ensure that you don't mix up your cilantro with the flat-leaf parsley next to it. That would be a travesty.
Oil cloth (a small piece will work just fine) Scissors Hot glue, fabric glue, or strong, all-purpose glue Chopsticks Chip clips Permanent marker
Stand Up! the Workshop - Comedy Showcase
TicketsTue., Jan. 31, 7:00pm
TicketsThu., Feb. 2, 7:30pm
These Jokes Are for You (W/ Denver Comedy Champion Nathan Lund)
TicketsThu., Feb. 2, 8:00pm
Future Faces of Funny
TicketsWed., Feb. 8, 7:30pm
TicketsThu., Feb. 9, 7:30pm
1. Lay out the oil cloth. On the backside, draw a large triangle. Each side of the triangle should be about 2 1/2 inches long.
2. Cut out the triangle.
3. Break a chopstick in half. Position the chopsick on one end of the fabric triangle with about a ¼ inch border on the end.
4. Liberally apply the glue to either side of the chopstick. Roll the fabric border around the chopstick.
5. Now, you should have wrapped the chopstick with gluey fabric. Put the chip clips on the chopstick, holding the fabric in place.
6. Let in dry for thirty minutes, or until you believe the glue is secure.
7. Write the names of the herbs/flowers/vegetables you have sown on the fabric flag, and mark your territory.
You're sure to be the envy of all the plots at the community garden.
Get the Arts & Culture Newsletter
Find out about upcoming performances, exhibitions, openings and special events happening in the Denver art and theater scene.