Spring is starting to show herself in our area and I am ready with a brand new embroidery design. This is an In The Hoop Plant Stake. We usually start seeds growing in multiple areas of our home this time of year. Sometimes we start them indoors because of the threat of cool nights. Other more hardy seeds or bulbs are in outdoor pots, beds or the ground. We can get too energetic and forget what we have planted. This embroidery design will allow you to use your seed packets while protecting them from the weather.
I found other ready to purchase options online, but in all of the review comments, the main complaint was the top opening. This allowed moisture to fill up the plastic and the seed packet deteriorated quickly. My In The Hoop Plant Stake is designed for the opening to be at the bottom so once your seed packet is installed, it will be safer. The interior plastic is also folded at the bottom. This creates a small lip where the packet sits. I also like that you can see from the front or the back. All of your seed packet information is available like germination times, plant heights and planting times by area. There is a small pocket where you will insert a dowel so you can place your plant stake wherever you want in your garden.
This project uses plastic that is purchased in the decorator section of your fabric store. The same type that you might use to cover your dining room table. It is easy to work with and usually inexpensive.
The entire project is completed in one 5x7 hooping. There is some creative cutting that allows you to fold the design down while in the hoop. Masking tape holds all of your pieces in place while they are sewing.
With a little trimming the project gets neatened up and you are ready to insert the dowel and seed packet. I think you could also use this to decorate other plants for special occasions. Or you could insert pretty cards to change the seasons. The options are endless.
You can find dowels in the craft section of your big box store. They are typically found in packs so you should be able to make multiples of this project very easily.
Has the sunshine been peeking out in your area and are you inspired to create some of these In The Hoop Plant Stakes? Look for the instruction video below to watch this project come together. I hope you have enjoyed this post, share what you learn and are generous with what you create. Someone will appreciate your hard work.
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