Wednesday, May 14, 2014

garden sign

We've been having so much fun building (and growing our garden). It has become a fun place to play and hang out and we have all kinds of little creative projects to make the space even more special. The most recent project was a whimsical directional sign.

We used scraps from our wood bin.
We painted them with bright acrylic paint and added fun locations that mean something to us.
Next we nailed them to a post.
Instead of digging a hole for the post, we put it into a big colorful pot and added concrete.


  1. What a lovely idea! I can imagine putting grandparents home towns, playgrounds or holiday spots on. Your daughter will love it!

  2. I want to go to Lucy's forest!!!! :)

  3. Wow! This is so pretty, Alisa!! <3 Love it!! <3 Thanks for sharing! One more project on my to do list! :-P

    Have a great day!
    Greetz from Germany!

    Sanni (c:

  4. Romentino (Piemont, Italy) far far far away!!!!

  5. Reminds me of the signpost in the TV show M*A*S*H - love how arty yours is. And the pot rather than on the ground. I feel like I could do this! Love that there is meaning to each place. I know which locations I would add to mine. I may just make one of these ;)

  6. That´s sooo lovely! :) great idea

  7. UUUUHhhh!
    Yes, I am going to make one for our garden!!

    This is going to be so much fun!!

    Love it!

  8. I hope you don't mind, but I am going to copy your idea... this is sooooo cute !

  9. What a fabulous idea! My daughter and I will be out in the garden this weekend. I feel a project coming on :) Thanks for sharing.

    Sophie xo

  10. You two are too cute for words. So glad to see the deer are leaving the garden alone! = )sailed

  11. So cute :) Love it!

  12. What a charming garden addition!

  13. Could I love you anymore than now?!!! Sending this to my Pops, who I hope takes the hint to build it for me. XOXO

  14. I did this when my boys were young! Not as beautifully, of course. Your garden, and these pictures (especially the first one) are the bomb!! I love the secret garden sign. I have one of those with my nieces, inspired by the book.

  15. I love this idea! I have a pin on Pinterest where people made a sign like this with all the different places they had visited as a family. Such a sweet memory!

  16. This is such a cute idea! I love how creative you & your blog are. I think I'll have to remember this and give it a go when I have my own house

  17. Alisa, I finally made it! I made a directional sign inspired by yours! *yeeeha*
    Thanks again for sharing this great idea!!

    Have a great and creative summer! :-D

    Love, Sanni (c:

    PS: Here's my own sign!

  18. Your garden, and these pictures (especially the first one) are the bomb!! I love the secret garden sign. I have one of those with my nieces velg power , inspired by the book.



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