Garden Signs {and a Silhouette Portrait GIVEAWAY!!!}


The winner is: Candy Covington :)

I LOVE being able to giveaway awesome things like the Silhouette machines. I use mine ALLLLLL the time.

I recently used it to make labels for containers in my office closet and I also just made some garden signs.

I ADORE gardening. I have a vegetable garden that is about 80 feet by 25 feet. I think it is so relaxing to plant, weed, and harvest.


(my garden last spring)

Back in 2009 I made some garden signs. I bought the metal stakes online and then I cut some plexiglass  to fit inside. I ordered some vinyl lettering online as well. It was before I had my Silhouette and long before I started my

(my garden- 2009)

They were darling, but there was a big problem. After only one year the plexiglass yellowed and cracked. I stored the metal stakes and have been meaning to make new ones ever since.

This year I decided it was high time I tackled it.

I went to the local metal shop and asked for metal pieces to be cut (3 inches by 5 inches). It was less than $20 to have 20 something cut.

I cut out my vinyl and applied it to the metal. I have been told that good quality vinyl will last 4-6 years outdoors. And since I bring mine in during the winter I think they will last a little longer before I have to replace the vinyl.


I can’t wait for it to stop snowing so I can plant the rest of my garden :)

Today I get to give away one Silhouette Portrait machine!!!

There is also a really good promotion going on that starts today. Silhouette reduced the price of their vinyl from $14.90 to $9.99 PLUS it is on sale at 25% off. So even if you already have a machine, this would be a good time to stock up on vinyl.

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Here is how to enter:

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  1. says

    I don’t do much vegetable gardening but I would love to win this to label my garden flowers! Thanks for the chance to win!

  2. Tammy C says

    I love this idea and would love to tag our raised garden with this type of sign(s)! Thank you for the opportunity!

  3. angel skelton says

    Great Giveaway! I am in the process of re-doing my youngest daughter’s room, so this would be awesome!! Also, my middle child will be moving into her first apartment so tons of ideas there!!

  4. Jen says

    The containers of flour & sugar & such in my pantry are crying out for some prettying-up. Thanks for the chance!

  5. Debbie w says

    Would use it to make signs for my husband’s wooden bowls at upcoming festival season! Thanks…..pick me!

  6. Erika Douglas says

    I would label things in my kids’ rooms so when the hubby helps them clean, thing actually get put where they go and I’m not redoing all their hard work!

  7. Sara D says

    I am not sure what I would label b/c I am a labeler and I own the original silhouette but have been wanting to upgrade!

  8. Fran D says

    I would label everything in my three girl’s play room so they can tell where everything goes when it is clean up time!

  9. Norma Gonzales says

    What a great giveaway!!! I am making a nursery for new grand babies and I would totally use the Silhouette for their new room.

  10. says

    I love your garden! How do you keep your vegetables safe from the wildlife! I have wire fences around mine, and last year a family of groundhogs kept crashing my garden and eating everything in sight!

  11. Shanan says

    Your garden looks great. I’m hoping mine does well this year.
    I’d really like to make some vinyl quotes for my girls rooms and bath. Great giveaway. Thanks.

  12. Deanna R says

    I have been wanting one of these for a long time! I would make some labels for some baskets that I have if I win!!

  13. Melissa Hayford says

    I would label my kitchen pantry. It has gotten out of control and needs to be organized and labels would be a HUGE help.

  14. says

    Would love to make cute signs for my garden like you did. I have been going to do this now for about 4 years. :) Thanks for the opportunity to enter and for your cute ideas.

  15. Brit Kohl says

    First thing I’d label huh? I’d re-organize the toy bins and label them. They are constant chaos in this house and I’m now trying to find a new best storage option. :-)

  16. says

    Hello, wow if I were to win the Silhouette I would come right back here and make these plant stakes. I already have the blank plant stakes. Love what you did. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  17. Rhonda says

    I’m trying to organize my sewing room, and would label binders, drawers, etc. Also, I have a small garden, and would label garden markers, like you have done!

  18. Marie says

    You may just have the prettiest yard ever. I am soooo looking forward to the day when I have a yard of my own, with no landlord to tell me what I can and can’t plant, and where. ;)
    This little machine looks like so much fun!

  19. Kaylie says

    I would label all my pantry storage items! I have been saving up for one of these so this is such a fun giveaway! Thanks!

  20. Bethany K says

    Thanks so much for the giveaway! The first thing I’d label are all the baskets I just finished for our linen/first aid closet!

  21. says

    The first thing I would use the Silhouette for would be labels for my (upcoming) twins nursery. I have canvas bins for socks, onsies, pj’s, burb cloths, ect…. With a boy & girl there really is double of everything!

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  23. Jessica says

    I would label all of the glad jars in my pantry. Right now they’re labeled with sharpie, but it runs off.

  24. Jennifer says

    I am already working on baby announcement and would use the silhouette to cut out 180 baby chicks–instead of doing each one by HAND! :) How great would that be? And then of course a billion other projects that I have pinned and then never looked at again. ;)

  25. Deanna C. says

    I’d definitely start with labeling my pantry, then label my picture organizer, then label the desk organizer, then labe the kids toy bins!

  26. Becky Van Stavern says

    I can’t decide what I would start with…probably my craft room supplies would be my first task!

  27. Ashley Addison says

    I would definitely label all of my children’s art supplies, toys and puzzles and things like that. Along with my baking supplies.

  28. Jennifer S says

    Oh my goodness, what wouldn’t I label with this?! I’ve just finished repainting my main bathroom, and have been trying to decide/make appropriate decorations and art for the walls. One of the ones I want to make is a sweet saying sign painted on canvas, but I don’t have any letters to either trace or paint over. I guess this would be my first project if I win!

  29. brenda says

    I have the wood all prepared fr a scripture sign and have been sweating all the cutting in freezer paper I am going to have to do to complete it. what a blessing for silhouette.
    I really enjoy your blog especially when it is something new for me to learn or try.(and I am an oldie but goodie)

  30. Linda S. says

    My little 8 ft. x 8 ft. garden provides enough space to have spinach, tomatoes, peppers, winter onion, asparagus and sometimes I try other things. I’ve already planted my spinach and hope the seed hasn’t floated away! Not Just Housewife fan for months now.

  31. CC says

    It would be fun to win: to learn something new and find out what the buzz is about! making labels for everything!

  32. Jeanne J says

    The first thing I would label if I won is everything in my house. For some reason my boys do not know how to put back things where they belong! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  33. Danielle says

    I don’t even know where I’d begin! We’re about to buy our first house, so I’m sure I’d find about a bajillion uses for it! Beginning with my daughter’s room…

  34. Joce says

    VINYL PARTY!! I would love to just go to town cutting and making signs, cards, crafts with the Silhouette and their vinyl projects. Looks so fun!

  35. Cath says

    I’m in awe of your garden; it’s beautiful. I, too, need some plant labels. Last fall I puts lots of perennials and bulbs in pots, but it seems like half the labels are missing (just Sharpie on pieces of a cut up plastic container). Or maybe I forgot to make them? I’d love to have proper labels. From there…wow, so many things! But mainly I’d love to use it for card making.

  36. Annet M says

    Would SOOOO love to win – I enter all the competitions, cause I don’t have the $ (or the justification, yet!) to purchase one!
    I would love to label my spices, some tubs, use it to cut out freezer paper for t-shirt designs, etc, etc… :)

  37. Pamela says

    I am in the middle of cleaning out my garage. Would love to be able to label all the different storage bins!

  38. Leigh says

    Oh my goodness, I have been drooling over that Silhouette for so long, but never could justify purchasing it (we moms always put ourselves last, huh?). CUTE garden labels! Love your blog!!

  39. Carrie says

    What a AWESOME giveaway!!!! I don’t know what I would do first with the Silhouette!! I have a list of fun projects :)

  40. Shauna Fisher says

    Love this! So much possibility with one little machine. Love all your ideas. Thanks for sharing and being awesome!

  41. barbara macaskill says

    WOW! That is one heck of a garden! Winning this would let me be able to continue crafting while my hand heals from surgery to repair 3 tendons and 2 nerves that I damaged when a window broke and sliced my wrist open! I will not know if the surgery was successful for at least 6 weeks. There is still a chance that I will lose use of my hand. Thank you for a chance to win a tool that will allow me to continue doing something I love! To see photos of my injury check out my facebook page.

  42. Stacey says

    I just might end up getting a little too label happy, but I’d start with my craft supplies and the pantry.

  43. Ellen says

    I would label the kids toy bins with pictures. Hopefully associating a picture with the bins might help Mommy keep things organized.

  44. Kayleen Ashment says

    Those garden signs are a good idea!! I have lots of different varieties of tomatoes, so that may be a good first project for me!

  45. says

    love your garden…. oh to have dark rich dirt like that we live in clay filled georgia but i amend amend amend with compost.

    i would love to be free to have limitless fonts to use in title work on my mini books and scrapbook pages. i’m so over the expression

  46. Cassie says

    Oh, the things I could label…….
    Your garden looks so pretty. Can’t wait for spring to really get here.

  47. Diana Allen says

    I would make labels, labels and more labels in an attempt to get organized!! Love your ideas. Hope you have a great time at SNAP and thanks for the opportunity to win!!

  48. mary lewis says

    I would label crafting supplies boxes. They are clear so I can see through them, but it would be much quicker to grab with a label on the outside. Thanks for the chance to win.

  49. Shannon says

    My pantry and arts and crafts closet need complete organization overhauls, so some cute labels out of vinyl would do the trick!

  50. Courtney says

    I would label the bins for the toys and try to get organized. I have cute bins but they aren’t labeled and the kids never put stuff away where they go. I would also get an old piece of weathered wood and make a sign to go outside my tent for when I take 200 teenage girls camping for a week this summer. That deserves a cute sign, right?

  51. Lisa says

    Hi Stacey,
    I’ve been wanting a silhoutte for so long!!! I’m itching to make some wall art. By the way, I found your blog and I’m fascinated by the way you made a secret garden. It’s so quaint. I also love the stenciled ceiling. I just don’t think my neck would survive the project.

    All the best.

  52. Karen says

    I’d totally label my kitchen canisters. I know it’s lame, but my kitchen could use some serious style!

  53. Karen H. says

    I’m not sure what I would make first, there are so many things I want to make. I definitely would make labels for my pantry!

  54. Kim D says

    I would label everything! But first I want to make some really cute signs for my sister’s upcoming travel themed baby shower!

  55. Katrina ferguson says

    I’m a beginner when it comes to gardening but I bet the machine would help me get off to a great start !

  56. Inga Holmes says

    Awesome giveaway! Seeing as it’s Spring, spring cleaning follows. I would first tackle my rustic country pantry and make labels for my storage jars!

  57. says

    I have the original silhouette machine I would just love a new one. I have really loved my machine but just like computers and electronics it is outdated and it makes it hard to use now. I hope I win so bad there are so many crafts on my to-do list and I too have some fun ideas for my garden!

  58. says

    Oh my goodness, what wouldn’t I label? I want to re-organize my spice cabinet really badly, and get matching jars and create coordinating labels so everything looks all pretty.

  59. Helen B. says

    I would label my craft area–maybe then I would remember which drawer to open!! Thanks for the chance to win :)

  60. says

    OH, I have some alluminum signs similar that looks like a good place to start. But I have all kinds of art projects I could use this for!! I so wish I would get lucky this time!!

  61. Christy says

    I’ve just recently be one obsessed with getting a silhouette, I’m a labeling and organizing freak and my $20 labeler just isn’t cutting it anymore! I have way to many ideas for the Silhouette, but I think my first project would be to cut out fancy vinyl words in French to label my daughters drawers and toy bins…I just finished up a Paris themed room for her.