One of my most favorite things about summer is when we’re driving down that country road on a road or day trip and we see signage off in the distance, along the roadside that reads: CORN, PEAS, GREEN BEANS…
We almost ALWAYS stop and have a look. How could we not?
You can’t get any fresher than produce that was probably picked that very same day within that very same county by the very same people working the farm stand.
Buying produce for your next meal while traveling is not always an option; however, on the last few of our camping trips, we were dishing up farm stand fresh corn, cucumbers and watermelon right there at our camp site.
Maybe I’ve seen this at a farm stand… or maybe in a picture…I’m not sure, but when I stopped off at the dollar store the other day and saw these straw hats…for some reason, all I could see was the words tomatoes, carrots, corn…
Garden or farm stand straw hat signage
I gathered up a few straw hats from the dollar store, but salvaged ones would have been even better.
Placed vinyl and paper lettering along the rim on top and bottom to create my garden signage and then sprayed over it with a different color top coat.
Note: to get the paper lettering to stick temporarily, I used spray adhesive on the back of the paper ONLY. I was able to reposition the lettering and pull it off easily once I was done.
I made an arrow shaped template out of card board, traced around it with a black Sharpie and then drew the lines out the rest of the way around the wording.
Using a small craft brush and white craft paint, I edged out the inside of the black lines and then filled it in by pouncing with a sponge. I pulled off the letters and then re-traced with the Sharpie one more time.
Note: I touched up the black lettering with the Sharpie marker, but I wish I would have touched up the orange lettering with some orange craft paint, as well.
Since we don’t actually have a vegetable garden in our teeny, tiny townhouse yard, I’m going to hang these hats in our scary basement, once it’s complete. But if I had a big yard and a veggie garden I would hang them up on a fence post or right on the fence, let them get all aged and weathered looking and wait for my garden to grow…
Thank you for stopping by. I hope you’re diggin’ your day ~ Amy
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