Repurpose Fondue Forks as Retro Plant Markers



Hi there, Friends! If you frequent thrift stores often, I bet you've come across some fondue forks like the ones I used for today's project. Check out this simple garden repurpose with a retro vibe!


Repurposed fondue fork retro plant markers



When I shared these thrift store fondue forks on Friday, I mentioned that I already had a project in the works...


repurposed fondue fork retro plant markers


...and this is it! The narrow fork end creates the perfect plant marker whether you place it directly in garden soil or a container plant. If DIY is not your thing, you can ORDER A SET OF RETRO PLANT MARKERS HERE!


repurposed fondue fork retro plant markers
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The set I found looked like the wood pieces had been run through a dishwasher, so I started by polishing the handles with all natural teak oil, which will also help protect the wood from the outdoor elements. I simply rubbed it on with a cloth and allowed it to soak into the wood. 


repurposed fondue fork retro plant markers



Once the handles felt dry to the touch, I used a sharpie to label them. You can add names of herbs, veggies, flowers or choose verbs like grow, thrive, bloom, etc. to personalize yours. They really are that easy--be creative and have fun!


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13 comments:

  1. You are so clever Cecilia. Now everyone will be looking for fondue forks. They look really nice in your garden.
    Hugs,
    Audrey

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  2. They look so nice in your garden. Such a simply upcycle too.

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  3. I love them, Cecilia! So clever and they look terrific in your garden :)

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  4. Those are cute Cecilia. Very clever!

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  5. What a great idea. I'm sure I have some of those around still.
    Barbara
    fairmeadowplace.blogspot.com

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  6. Well, isn't that a fun idea!!

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  7. So creative! Perfect for a veggie or herb garden.

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  8. I don't think I've ever come across fondue forks in my travels. Yours is a great idea, they look so cute! xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home

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  9. Such a great idea! Thank you for sharing at Make it Pretty Monday! Happy weekend! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  10. That's such a cool idea Cecilia. I love it and they are perfect as markers

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  11. I'll never look at fondue forks the same way! Great idea. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle.

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  12. What a great way to upcycle these old fondue forks. So cute!

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