All of the presentations were great at the San Antonio Regionals but this was the project I couldn't wait to come home and try. These garden stakes were popular last spring but I didn't realize how quick and easy they were until I saw them demoed. Linda Barnes was the demonstrator and she did a great job presenting and had lots of nice samples.
My hubby is away for the weekend so I might make a trip to the hardware store and give these a try (it frightens him when I shop there).
The supplies Linda used were Aluminum Flashing and 12 gauge hanging wire if you want to make your own stakes. You might also want to purchase some metal spray paint.
Some additionals supplies you'll need: Big Shot, Embossing folders, crop-o-dile, dies and brads. For tools you'll need some large pliers to form the curl on your plant stakes or you can purchase premade stakes. You'll also need something to cut the flashing into workable pieces. She used a utility knife and metal ruler, scored the metal and bent it back and forth until it broke on the score line. I've also heard that the Stampin' Up craft and rubber scissors work. I'm going to use hubby's tin snips. As long as I don't leave any glitter behind he'll never know I was in his tool box.
To get started cut out a shape from the flashing with one of your Big Shot dies then emboss it with one of the empressions folders. Punch a hole with the crop-o-dile to hang it on the stake.
The colored magnets were spray painted with metal paint