To Plant a Garden is to believe in tomorrow.....
You can find the kit to make your own garden words online. Search for "The Make Your Own Marker Stone Kit" or "Magnetic Poetry Make Your Own Word Stones." Amazon had plenty of options. http://www.amazon.com/Magnetic-Poetry-Make-Stones-6071/dp/B000WWFH9U
Supplies needed: quick set concrete, cement colorant, wheel barrel, trowel for mixing, drop cloth such as heavy plastic to work on, water, gloves, molds and letter kit.
Step by step instructions:
1) Decide what you'd like your markers to say before you mix your concrete.. Names, house numbers, or simple positive thoughts, such as "joy, blessings, welcome, love" make excellent choices. Once the concrete is mixed you will want to get right to work. You have plenty of time, but with it being quick set concrete you want to keep things moving at a good pace.
2) Mix the concrete according to the package directions. Only add a little bit of water at a time, thoroughly mixing it in before adding more. You don't want your mix to be too wet. To make a few stones at a time, mix the concrete in small batches. I mixed the concrete with my hand, but you may want to use a trowel.
|Add colorant to desired color. Kneed the colorant into the concrete until it is uniform throughout.|
3) Fill your molds. Be sure to press the concrete into the corners and smooth the surface.
4) Position your letters by laying them gently on top of the concrete. Do not press them in until you have them spaced where you want them.
Bundle garden words up with raffia and wrap them in burlap for a nice garden gift. Your friends will love them!