The place of decorative stones is significantly getting popular in garden decoration. If you grow up plants like herbs, you should use an herb stone marker in your garden. They are as sweet garden decor as vegetable gardening stone markers. In this article, I am going to mention herb stone markers and share its making at the end.
Considering its look, stones either are just painted in a way that herb stone will become or its name is just written on plain and smooth stones. As an arrangement idea, you can decorate your outdoor or indoor with an assortment of herb stones or a single herb stone. What’s more, these stones can function as a stone marker when you use them outdoors as a garden, patio, and terrace. Thus, these stones give a clear sign to where your herbs are while people wander around the garden. Plus, you could enhance with these stones the attractiveness of your balcony and kitchen.
Meanwhile, this kind of stone isn’t much functional in balconies. Nevertheless, the decorative aspect of these stones significantly come forward. Because herb stones match perfectly with other decorative pallet planters. To illustrate, you can make a herb stone with a name tag for that planter, if you have a mint planted in your pallet planter.
Stone & Paint Types
In addition to mentioned above, there are a lot of stone types for making herb stones. For example, pebblestones and river rocks, the shape of which is round are suitable stones. On the other hand, there are a few paint types to apply to stones. They are guache and acrylic. These paints are both non-soluble and waterproof. I mean painted stones never distort when it rains.
Another interesting point is these stones are child education-oriented. So you can easily teach herb names to your child. After you and your child make a herb stone together, he will learn more quickly in that way. Thus your child learns the herb names by experiencing it. Imagine while your child is three years old count herbs name, for example, sage, parsley, mint, basil, chives, thyme.
Do it yourself
Let’s take a look at how to make a mint stone. No need for being much competent apparently.
Paintbrush, black marker, a piece of paper, gouache paint
Several stones (river rocks, beach pebbles)
1.) Put all tools and material onto your table for painting a stone.
2.) Spill a little green gouache paint onto the piece of paper.
3.) Pick a stone.
4.) Paint the stone carefully with the paintbrush by using green gouache paint.
5.) Having painted the stone, give outline and detail with the black marker.
6.) Leave the painted stone a night.