Petal Power Garden Sign

Petal Power Garden Sign for Junk Tricycle

I love whimsy in the garden, and when a friend offered me this little rusty tricycle, I knew she would look perfect in my herb garden.  Hi, I’m Karen Creel, and if you follow my blog,, you know I love gardening and junking.  But, this little tricycle needed something to jazz it up a bit,  so I went hunting through my finds for wood to make a sign.  A petal power garden sign was what it needed.

I found this old drawer front with the handle still intact.  I think it came from an old cabinet I had that finally fell apart.

old wooden drawer front

Using markers, I drew a couple of flowers, and the words “Petal Power!” on the sign.

petal power flower

Next, the flowers were filled in.

Red Flower for petal power sign

a few dots were made with the wooden end of the brush, and I painted the words using craft paint.

Paint the letters on petal power sign

They didn’t seem to stand out quite enough, so I used a marker to highlight a few areas on the flowers and words.

petal power words

I think my little sign is perfect for the tricycle.  How about you?

Petal power sign on tricycle



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Karen Creel lives on a four-acre hobby farm in Northwest Georgia. Employed as a nurse for 35 years, her life has now taken on many facets. Her days off are spent developing her garden which includes vegetables, blueberries, grapes, figs and an herb garden. Current projects include building her chicken coop, and learning all she can about beekeeping since obtaining her first hive in 2013. When she is not in the garden, you can find her at flea markets, thrift stores, and digging through her storage building for things to create from re-purposed, once loved objects. Her three grand-kids keep her pretty busy too! Her favorite quote is “It’s never too late to be what your might have been."

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