How To Make Database Plant Tags: Marine Spar Varnish

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How To Make Database Plant Tags

By clintbrown
September 13, 2013

I was frustrated with my plant tags always fading or falling apart over time. If the ink doesn't fade, usually the plastic tag breaks to pieces over time. Therefore, I decided to create my own interactive, yet inexpensive tags that would last longer and be easily replaced.

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crittergarden
Sep 13, 2013 5:16 AM CST
I'll be experimenting soon with tags, too.
Tired of the same fading, breaking, heaving and blowing away that you are.

I'd recommend coating your finished tag with Marine Spar varnish.
It's clear and UV protective.
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Name: Pat
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YES!! I am open to TRADES...PLEASE
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flaflowerfloozie
Sep 14, 2013 4:18 PM CST
Marine spar is much too soft, as soon as you bend the tag it will bubble, crack, craze and check and won't stick to the plastic tape.
It's very expensive & time consuming (literally days for a good cure).
Visit my trades list and poke around :-)
Surprisingly GREEN Pittsburgh (Zone 6a)
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Dog Lover Birds Plant and/or Seed Trader Bulbs Echinacea Irises
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crittergarden
Sep 18, 2013 5:52 AM CST
Thanks for the warning!
I already bought a can though.........
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clintbrown
Mar 6, 2014 7:59 PM CST
I now use transparent duct tape. It is great.
Surprisingly GREEN Pittsburgh (Zone 6a)
Rabbit Keeper Bee Lover Cat Lover Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Butterflies Hummingbirder
Dog Lover Birds Plant and/or Seed Trader Bulbs Echinacea Irises
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crittergarden
Mar 7, 2014 8:05 AM CST
I didn't know duct tape came in clear - thanks!
SHOW ME YOUR CRITTERS! I have a critter page over at Cubits. http://cubits.org/crittergarden/thread/view/73275/
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
Hellebores Hummingbirder Heucheras Winter Sowing Cactus and Succulents Container Gardener
Ferns Bee Lover Cottage Gardener Garden Procrastinator Clematis Birds
Image
clintbrown
Mar 7, 2014 8:27 AM CST
When I saw it at Lowes the other day, I knew it would be perfect for my plant tags. It is tough stuff!
Surprisingly GREEN Pittsburgh (Zone 6a)
Rabbit Keeper Bee Lover Cat Lover Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Butterflies Hummingbirder
Dog Lover Birds Plant and/or Seed Trader Bulbs Echinacea Irises
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crittergarden
Mar 7, 2014 8:43 AM CST
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