We made very easy and cute garden signs yesterday using foraged birch bark and glass beads. While on vacation last week the children and I collected various barks and branches from the local flora. To make the above garden sign we punched holes in the bark with a standard hole punch. I used a sharpie to decorate the bark with O's name and a meandering vine design. Next I had O string glass beads onto a piece of wool yarn. We then threaded the yarn through the holes and tied off each end. Viola! The sign looks so beautiful hanging in the lush green gardens.
Here is a gratuitous shot of our flourishing vegetable gardens. The children and I are fully enjoying this venture, and the results speak for themself!