Forgot what you planted over there? Don’t worry! With these creative, cute, and budget-friendly DIY Plant Markers, you’ll get everything labeled in no time.
Having a hard time remembering what kind of plant is in that pot? We are here to help. Learn the best ways to create homemade plant markers here.
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Whether you’re a beginner or an expert gardener, one of the most common mistakes is forgetting to label what you’re growing in your garden. One way to nip this mishap in the bud is to create some plant markers to use as you’re planting your crops.
DIY plant markers will help you take the guesswork out of what you’re growing and help keep everything organized at the same time. It’s a win-win!
Not only are plant markers great for remembering what you have planted, but they are also a way for you to be creative in your garden space.
That’s why I love these types of crafts! You can be as creative as you want to be and have these little markers match your style perfectly.
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO MAKE PLANT MARKERS?
As you’ll see from the ideas below, you can use a number of things to make plant markers. Whether you want to go the natural route with sticks and stones or go vintage with old spoons, you can use just about anything to make these.
I’ve used wooden spoons to make some while others have used jar tops and recycled butter knives. The possibilities are almost endless!
My Favorite Plant, Herb, and Garden Markers
I searched high and low, here are my top picks!
1. Wooden Spoon Plant Markers
Source: Wooden Spoon Plant Markers by The Crazy Craft Lady
This craft project takes minimal supplies and a little creative time. All you need are a few wooden spoons, acrylic paint in the colors of your choice, a Cricut (or something similar), and some mod podge. That’s it!
2. Craft Stick Herb Markers
Source: Craft Stick Herb Markers by The Crazy Craft Lady
Another project that you can do on a dime is these craft stick herb markers. You style them any way you want or follow the tutorial to keep the farmhouse theme feel.
3. DIY Plant Markers with Old Knives or Other Silverware
Source: DIY Plant Markers with Old Knives by Dukes & Duchesses
What a stylish way to mark the plants in your garden! Hang on to a few of your old butter knives and turn them into super cute and vintage plant markers.
4. Hand Stamped Garden Markers
Source: Hand Stamped Garden Markers by Home is Where the Boat Is
Using a metal punch stamp and garden stakes, this do-it-yourself garden markers idea is both fun and beat to do. You’ll use a hammer to literally “stamp” the markers to create to a unique looking set of markers.
5. Natural Wood Plant Markers (made from twigs)
Source: Natural Wood Plant Markers by Tidbits
Have a go at creating these from sticks found around your yard. Just crab a pile of sticks and carefully carve away a section of the bark with a sharp knife. Then use an inexpensive wood burner will help you create these must-have wooden plant markers.
If you want a less involved DIY option Hobby Lobby has these natural wood sticks in their unfinished wood section.
6. Broken Clay Pot Herb Garden Markers
Source: Broken Clay Pot Herb Garden Markers by The Micro Gardener
When it comes to a broken clay pot, your first thought may be to throw it away. Instead of doing so, use the broken pieces to make garden markers. It’s a unique way to use pot scraps and save money in the meantime.
7. DIY Wine Cork Garden Markers
Source: DIY Wine Cork Garden Markers by My Sweet Home
Grab your saved wine corks, skewer sticks, and a permanent marker to make a set of chic and unique garden markers. Such a creative upcycled plant label idea!
8. DIY Garden Stakes from Mason Jar Lids
Source: DIY Garden Stakes from Mason Jar Lids by Mod Podge Rocks
Making your own set of garden stakes from mason jar lids is super easy. Mod Podge Rocks give you a free printable template along with step-by-step directions on how to create these beauties.
9. Painted Stone Vegetable Garden Markers
Source: Painted Stone Vegetable Garden Markers by Garden Therapy
This project is one to get the kids involved in. They can each be responsible for painting a rock and marking it for a particular crop you’ve planted. It’s a fun way to get the entire family together and contributing to the garden.
10. DIY Garden Markers made from Clothespins and Twigs
Source: DIY Garden Markers made from Clothespins and Twigs by Chatfield Court
If there are two things you can always find plenty of, it’s clothespins and twigs. Combining these two together will give you one of the most unique ways to label your garden.
11. Upcycled Tin Can Lid Garden Marker
Source: Upcycled Tin Can Lid Garden Marker by Creative Green Living
The next time you open canned goods, be sure to save the lids! You can then paint them and stamp on the names of your plants.
12. Upcycled Plastic Coffee Cup Lid Garden Label with Chalk Markers
Source: Upcycled Plastic Coffee Cup Lid Garden Label with Chalk Markers by Remodel a Casa
Turn your love for coffee-on-the-go into an upcycled garden label. All you need are plastic coffee cup lids and a chalk marker. Attach them to skewers, poke them into the ground, and you’re all set.
13. Seed Packet and Glass Jar Plant Label
Source: Seed Packet and Glass Jar Plant Label by Martha Stewart
Once you’ve planted your seeds, keep the seed packet and turn it into a plant label. Protect it from rain by placing a glass jar over it. What an easy and inexpensive way to keep your garden labeled and organized!
14. Brick Herb Markers
Source: Brick Herb Markers by Simple Details
Bricks are fairly easy to come by and can make for some pretty cool garden markers. Whether you’re planting herbs, veggies, or fruit, you can go wrong by labeling them with brick markers.
15. Stamped Spoon Plant Markers
Source: Stamped Spoon Plant Markers by Intimate Weddings
Grab some old spoons for this unique stamped spoon plant markers idea. You’ll need a heavy duty hammer for flattening out the spoon and stamping set.
16. Aluminum Can Plant Markers – Soda Pop Can Upcycle
Source: Aluminum Can Plant Markers – Soda Pop Can Upcycle by Botanical Paperworks
This is one sharp idea for plant markers. It uses aluminum cans and a pen! That’s it. Be careful and this can can be a little sharp if you have children helping.
17. Popsicle Stick Garden Markers
Source: Popsicle Stick Garden Markers by Gluesticks
This is an idea that you do want to get the children involved with. They can help assemble the markers, do the painting, or write the plant names on the sticks.
Pretty Plant Markers that you can Purchase on Amazon:
DON’T FORGET TO PIN THESE DIY PLANT MARKERS FOR LATER:
MORE GARDEN CRAFT IDEAS
- Create your own herb garden using mason jars and a few other supplies.
- Looking for a unique way to decorate your garden? Here’s an easy wooden garden sign to try.
- These upcycled and repurposed garden projects are perfect spring and summer ideas to do – especially if you’re looking for unique ways to decorate your outdoor garden space.
Noah Enholm says
The permanent markings must survive changing weather conditions because we unquestionably place our plants outdoors so they may enjoy the sunlight and mild rain.