Pearl Sutton wrote:I HATED the price I was seeing for the little flags, $6.00 for 25 of them!? And I wanted about 300? Ack! So I got creative... and much cheaper!
Pearl Sutton wrote:
I am always horrified by the water bottles at the recycle place, so many of them, for no good purpose, and too useless to reuse... until now!!
Pearl Sutton wrote:J Anders: the closest Menards or Home Depot is 40 miles from here. I wanted them soon, so I looked at shipping, Home Depot will drop them onto their delivery truck that comes to town for only $103.00!! Um. No. All the prices were getting silly, and I had a great weather window I could do this in (dry enough that I got it all mowed so I could see it, staked before the rain hit so I could see if my stakes were correct.) The utility folks stuck flags in the yard a while back, and they told me do not remove them. The flags shredded, then I couldn't find the wires till I hit them with a cutter.... Bamboo rots if you lose it in the grass, a definite plus over plastic and metal flags. But yeah, it seemed like there oughta be cheap ones around, I was surprised that local prices were so high.
Mark Tudor: I wonder what would happen if you soaked bamboo skewers for a couple hours in a food coloring and water mix... Might stain them nicely. I know cheap Popsicle sticks stain from cheap Popsicles...
Everyone else: Thanks for the approval! I thought this was just too fun and useful to not share it! Plus use some trash that I have always thought needed something done with it...
The rental we are in right now backs up to two cemeteries. After this worked so nice, we went to the trash pile there and got a bag of silk flower sprays, to use as things like path marker stakes for truck/machinery paths during construction, to make them visible, and a bit more entertaining. They have the metal wire issue going on, but hey, flowers!!
I think I spend too much time in the sun alone.... :D