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Turn the unsightly bare earth of your herb garden into a charming old cemetery by planting mini gravestones! This is a simple, if slightly morbid, wa...
There are many different approaches you could take to making the gravestones in this project: modeling clay, building up layers of card or art foam, w...
3/8" white acrylic sheet, suitable for laser engraving Black and white acrylic paint Computer-controlled laser cutter Extractor fan a...
Start by deciding which herbs you'd like to grow and doodling some rough ideas on paper. I wanted each one of my gravestones to incorporate the shape...
Use your favourite vector image design software (I used Adobe Illustrator) to draw out your gravestones. As you do, think about how they will be etche...
Next, make several copies of your image and re-color them so that each one corresponds to a single pass of the laser cutter. These images should be op...
Fire up the laser cutter, turn on the extraction fans and have the fire extinguisher at the ready. If you don't know how to use the laser cutter safel...
Using watered down acrylic paint, hand-paint the gravestones to give them that aged stone look. I started with a wash of very watered-down black acryl...
Mmmm, lovely. Stand back and be proud of your gravestones for a while. When you're done, go and plant them!
Oh, OK. Take a little bit more time to examine them all in detail.
Replace your current herb markers with your new gravestones. Alternatively, plot out a brand new herb garden in the shape of a series of tiny graves.....
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