I just purchased this rusty shovel head yesterday.
I printed out the word "grow" on a sheet of paper in a fun font, traced the back of the word with chalk and then transferred it to the rusty shovel by tracing the front of "grow" with a pencil.
Now I have to use my Rustoleum Decorative White Paint Pen to retrace my temporary chalk letters.
All done! I sanded the lettering with very fine sand paper just a little bit. Then sprayed the lettering with Krylon matte sealer.
I leaned my shovel head against a tree. Soon three different kinds of sedums will fill in this area.
Here is another Sedum and Sempervivum garden area. These sedums were purchased a the "Flaming Carpet" mix. Angelina, Blue Spruce and Voodoo Sedums.
Last year this succulent bed was "under construction" with a vintage Tonka front end loader, Dollar Tree rocks, and orange cones, here.
This year I have yet another quirky idea that involves these stepping stones...
And four iron shoe forms that I purchased last year thrifting.
We will revisit these succulent beds when the plants have filled in. Kind of crazy, huh?