Whether it is in your vegetable garden, herb garden, flower bed, or plants in pots, plant labels are a fun way to add the plant name and maybe even a picture of what you have to look forward to. They can be particularly helpful if you have planters with a wide variety of plants. How can you remember where you placed your basil, cilantro, oregano, chives and parsley?? Here are a variety of ways to make diy plant markers that are very easy and inexpensive. These also make a great gift for the gardener in your life.
First Garden Marker – Here is a creative idea that will put your seed pack to good use. You’ll need the packet from your seeds, paint stirrers (or stick, skewer, wooden spoons, etc. – something to be a stake), and a glass jar.
Use your empty packet of seeds and place on the stake of your choice. (Open your packet of seeds from the bottom.)
Place your recycled jar onto the top to cover and protect your seed packet from the elements.
Stake in your garden.
Option 2 – Write on a paint stick (10 for $1 at Home Depot) with a sharpie or a sharpie paint pen. Seal with acrylic sealer to protect.
Option 3 – Write with sharpie on a plastic spoon (3 for $1 at Dollar Tree). You can stop here or …Using more colorful sharpies…
On the back side draw a picture of your planted item. This is a great option for color and a creative way to involve the kids or grandkids.
Option 4 – Here is a unique idea for an adorable garden marker. Wash a rock, let dry, and then use a paint pen or sharpie to write what you are growing. Once this is dry, spray with an acrylic sealer to protect it. You could also re-purpose bricks or tiles to use in the garden.
Option 5 – Write with a sharpie on an old kitchen utensil and stake into the ground by your plant.
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