This summer I decided to start an herb garden! It’s so nice to be in the middle of dinner prep and to walk outside and pick some FRESH herbs. Not only are herbs easy to grow and maintain, but they are also SUPER affordable (way cheaper than buying fresh herbs all the time in the produce section).
And while I know which herbs I have where, I really wanted to add a touch of the Shire to my garden. My newest DIY was to make my own herb garden markers that use the iconic Lord of the Rings font!
Similarly, I’ve been working on turning my back patio into a Hobbit-worthy oasis! First, I made a ‘Speak Friend and Enter’ DIY welcome mat with my Cricut. I LOVE painting coir rugs, and this might be my favorite one yet.
On my back door, I’ve added a DIY window cling that resembles Gandalf’s burglar mark that he places on Bilbo’s door.
And when it’s time for a patio brunch, of course I have to bring out my ‘Now Serving Second Breakfast’ DIY sign that I made with my Cricut!
Make Your Own Herb Markers — Perfect for Your Hobbit-Hole’s Garden!
This DIY is simple! And you only need a few items.
What You Need:
- Jumbo popsicle sticks
- Black adhesive vinyl
- Transfer tape
- Cricut Explore Air II (or a similar machine) and cutting accessories (mat, weeder, scraper)
- Herb files (click the links below to download):
Download the herb name files that you desire (found in the list above) and load them into Circuit Design Space.
Size the file to fit your popsicle stick size. For me, that was 1/2 in. tall for each file. Place your adhesive black vinyl on your Cricut mat with the black vinyl side facing up. Cut your pieces using the vinyl setting on your Cricut, then weed off the extra pieces.
Lay a piece of transfer tape on top of each word and use your scraper to press it securely against the pieces.
Working on one word at a time, carefully pull your letters off of the original white background with it now sticking to the transfer tape. Place your word on the top of your popsicle stick and rub the back of the transfer tape to get the vinyl to stick to the wood. Remove your transfer tape, leaving the vinyl sticker in place.
And there you have it! Hobbit-worthy herb markers for your garden!