I saw these on Pinterest a while ago and really fancied making them, but didn't have any of the things to make them with!
I looked on Trademe for the stamps but they were very expensive, so then I did what I pretty much always end up doing and went to Ebay. I found them there for a mere fraction of the price, got them sent to mum in Scotland, then she sent them to me. Still worked out at about quarter of the price.
After they arrived I went in search of polymer clay. Again it would have been a lot cheaper to get it elsewhere, but I did manage to find a supplier in NZ who posted some to me very quickly. Here.
This is what you need.
Polymer clay that you can bake in the oven
Some alphabet stamps
a rolling pin
a baking sheet
Start by rolling out some balls about 3cm in diameter.
Then roll these out into sausages about 14cm long
After you've made the sausages flatten them with the rolling pin to about 0.5cm thick.
Using the knife trim one end into a sort of point, then use your stamps to write whatever you want!
Once you've finished follow the instructions on the packet of clay for how long you need to bake it and at what temperature.
Mine said 130-150 for 15-20 minutes.
When the time is up the clay is still soft. It hardens as it cools, so allow to cool in a dry place.
And there you go!
Lovely garden markers.
I'm putting these in my greenhouse.
original idea from HERE