It's planting time again! A great way to spiff up your garden (or those of your clients) is with these garden signs you can use to identify your plants and their growing habits. We used wood and acrylic to make these signs, with great results, but engraveable plastics would be a good material to use as well. Add your family name to the bottom of each sign, or if you're really ambitious, find a picture of each flower to engrave on the signs.
Piece of wood, acrylic or engraveable plastic
Files: Right click the file below and choose "Save target as." Open the file in CorelDraw 8 or later.
When you open the file in CorelDRAW, you will see 6 signs lined up, three with flower pictures on it, three without.
If you know a good place to find pictures of flowers (such as Microsoft's clipart site), you can add pictures of each flower to your signs, like we did on the Cala Lily file.
Now, taking all your pieces you just cut out you will want to start peeling off the tape from the back of each piece and placing it onto the parts of the bouquet and lining them up with the light vector lines you cut in step one. Use the flowers.cdr file to help you find where the pieces of the completed bouquet belong.
There you have it....your beautiful array of flowers wrapped up as a bouquet for that special someone for any occasion!
For the flowers in your garden, you can use the information off of the seed packets or the signs that come with the plants. Put in the type of plant, its latin name, growing habits, or anything you would like to include.
We set up the signs with the name of the family garden on the bottom, and you can change it to your own family name.
When you have your files all set up, send them to the laser to be engraved and cut. If you are creating the signs in acrylic, be sure to reverse the image and engrave it from behind the sign for a better result.