Hi there, friends! I hope all of you are staying cool this summer. Today I’m joining the Thrifty Style Team and sharing my DIY Garden GROW Letters that I made a few years ago.
Yep! That’s right! It’s taken me 3 years to get around to sharing how I made these letters that spell out the word GROW. The photo above was taken this morning and as you can see, the letters are still hanging on the wooden fence and look almost as good as new.
Gotta love a project that is thrifty and long lasting!
The letters are attached to the wooden fence panels that we put in a corner of our garden a few years ago.
Originally, the DIY garden GROW letters were part of this Outdoor Dining Area in Our Garden. Things were a little cramped in this corner so we built a freestanding deck in the garden and moved the outdoor table and chairs to it.
Wanna know what I used to make the letters?
Did you guess metal burner covers? I purchased these at a local discount store but you can find them just about anywhere. All I did was to spray paint them in several shades of blue and green. No primer or sealer was used on them. To create the letters, I just found a font that I liked, printed the letters on paper, cut them out, and traced around the edges. Then I painted them with acrylic craft paint.
I am so surprised that colors have not faded very much, especially since I didn’t use any sealer. Well, perhaps they are a bit softer, which I like. I do spot a bit of rust on one but hey, that’s patina!
In the 3 years that the DIY Garden GROW letters have been hanging, there have several changes here. One year I created a Succulent Planter out of an Old Bird Bath.
I don’t think I’ve ever shown you this concrete bunny bench that we found at the auction. It provides a nice spot to sit. I planted lamb’s ears beside it which is a perennial. Its velvety texture reminds me of bunny fur!
Still loving these thrifty DIY Garden GROW letters that are hanging out in our vegetable garden! Since I’ve revisited this project, I’m thinking that you could paint pumpkins on burner covers for fall and perhaps gingerbread faces for Christmas. Can’t help thinking of all the possible thrifty things that you could make with them.
Speaking of thrifty, check out this month’s projects from the other members of the Thrifty Style Team below.