DIY markers for crystal grids in the garden

These garden markers aren't for those tasty herbs and tomatoes. They're for your crystals in your garden grids!

Building crystal grids in your garden can help infuse the soil that your food grows in. Crystals come from the earth, so submerging them back into their natural element is a great way to cleanse them naturally, and also wash their benefits back into the earth to wholesomely affect the growing seeds that you plant. Garden grids will benefit the entire home, shooting through the soil and creating a protective shield across your entire property. 

Crystal grids can be done by placing crystals on the surface of the soil, or by burying them. While I like to place my stones on the soil's surface in a potted plant, I like to bury my stones in the garden and then unearth them at the end of the season. But once those plants start growing - supercharged with the crystal energy radiating through the soil - it can be easy to misplace a crystal beneath the surface. I like to place these DIY grid markers on top of where my buried crystals lie.

You can mark your soil with anything: a fork, a straw - those little kabob things - but I promise this is super easy and much prettier.


HOW TO MAKE A DIY MARKER
FOR CRYSTAL GRIDS IN THE GARDEN


WHAT YOU'LL NEED

• 2 oz PREEMO Sculpey clay (I used Gray Granite)
• Gold spray paint (or colour of your choice)
• Parchment paper
• Rolling pin
• Knife
• Baking sheet
• Green painters tape


METHOD

1. Warm up your clay between your hands so it is malleable and easily rolled into a ball. I sat and wrote, warming mine up in my hand (hello, de-stresser) for about 20 minutes before it was ready.

2. Place the 2 oz ball on a piece of parchment paper (the clay will stick to a table) and using your rolling pin, roll the clay until it is flattened and about 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick.

3. Using your knife, slice four equal rectangles into the clay. Don't discard the excess. You can always keep this in a plastic bag and use it for future projects. Slice a triangular tip into each rectangle. This will be the base to press into your soil.

4. Separate the four markers and place the clay and parchment paper on a baking sheet, putting it in the oven for 30 minutes at 275 degrees. When ready, remove from the oven and allow to completely cool.

5. About an inch down from the top, apply a piece of tape around the marker, so you can create a clean spraying line. Lightly spray the marker, using gentle blasts (it's a small area), and set.
*The spray paint won't adhere properly if your markers are still warm.

6. Once completely dried, build your crystal grid in the garden, and place one marker on top of the soil where your crystals are submerged in the four corners of your garden.