Grow ShovelAugust 20th, 2008 in projects
We hit pay dirt with this piece of junk. Are army shovels
attractive? Not so much when you see them at the market or surplus store. Don't
let this stop you! Pick one up, employ a little junker's magic, and a thing of beauty will be sprouting from your garden!
Small army surplus shovel
Vintage metal stencils
Instant glue (we used Gorilla Super Glue)
Wood cleaner (if desired.)
Step 1: Clean shovel with metal cleaner or soap and water (if not too dirty.)
Step 2: Freshen up wooden handle with a wood cleaner (if desired.)
Step 3: If your stencils are connected, snip letters apart with tin snips.
Step 4: Measure and cut scrap fabric to fit behind stencils. Choose a fabric that will stand out and make the letters easy to read.
Step 5: Adhere fabric to back of stencil with glue and let dry.
Step 6: Measure shovel face so your
word is centered.
Step 7: Apply glue to back of each stencil, place on shovel face, and let dry.
Tip: Now all you have to do is plant it in your garden or flower container and let it GROW. No watering necessary!
After you make it, show it off to other members in the Member Junk area.
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