I love pool noodles! They’re bright, colorful, and make great garden markers after a summer of playing with them in the pool!
Since we’re all heading back to school I thought it would be fun to upcycle the noodles into pencil garden markers! Cute right?
1. Use a knife or small saw to cut the main pencil out of the pool noodle. Yellow is best but you can use any color. I made mine about 2 feet but you can do any length you’d like.
2. Cut an eraser out of a red or different color noodle. I usually cut it about 6 inches, but again it’s up to you.
3. Create the pencil lead with another color. Use the knife or saw to cut it at an able to create a point.
4. Attach the pieces together with duct tape.
5. Use the marker to write the names of your plants on it and stick them on a stake and right into the ground.
Earlier this week I made a fast and easy tablescape using cinder blocks as the base for floral arrangements. Today on the blog, I thought I would include the fast instructions and a few photos to show how the finished product came to life!
Next, I removed the duct tape and allowed the blocks to dry. In the hot Southern California sun, this took about half an hour. But if where you are it's less warm, please wait about one hour before you begin planting to ensure the paint is dry. Also, acrylic paint will work great if you don't have spray paint handy.
Now for the best part. Place the dried blocks on your party table. Next, I used potted landscaping florals to gently place in to the center of the cinder blocks. I didn't even replant them! To keep your fantastic table cloths clean, I might suggest you place some landscape fabric or even a piece of plastic underneath the flowers before placing them in the blocks. I made a fantastic video giving step by step instructions - you can watch it here: Patriotic Cinder Block Tablescape - FACEBOOK
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