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Herb Garden Sign: Toads Welcome


  • 3 jumbo craft sticks
  • 12 " wooden dowel
  • Scissors
  • Sandpaper
  • Mod Podge Hard Coat
  • E6000 glue
  • Toothpick
  • Sharpies gray, brown, black
  • Paintbrush

Craft Paint (I used Americana, colors below)

  • Espresso
  • Foliage Green
  • Celery Green
  • Avocado Dip
  • Warm White
  • Lavender
  • Pineapple
  • Mint Julep Green


  • Cut one end of a jumbo craft stick into an arrow. Repeat for a second craft stick, leaving the third in tact.
  • Sand off any rough edges and smooth both sides.
  • Paint the craft sticks using Foliage Green (Toads Welcome), Celery Green (Herb Garden), and Avocado Dip (Vegetables). Paint 1/3 of the dowel with Espresso.
  • Use Sharpies to write Fresh Vegetables, Herb Garden and Toads Welcome on the craft sticks.
  • Use a Sharpie to draw simple stems on the welcome slat, to the left and to the right. Use a toothpick dipped in Mint Julep Green to add leaves to the stems. Use a toothpick to dot on flowers using Warm White, Lavender, and Pineapple.
  • When dry, sand the edges of all the craft sticks to give them a worn look and lightly run the sandpaper across the words for the same reason.
  • Apply two coats of Mod Podge Hard Coat the craft sticks and the dowel, waiting an hour in between coats.
  • Use E6000 glue to attach the craft sticks to the dowel.


Do not substitute hot glue for the E6000 as it will not hold up well during inclement weather. It will soften and your sign will fall apart.