20+ Creative Plant Markers To Make

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Lots of clever ideas here for making labeled markers that can be used for both outdoors (in the garden) and indoors (for house plants). Many are quite inexpensive to make using simple supplies that you probably already have around the house, you’ll find a few utilizing recycled items like soda cans, old spoons and vinyl blinds or smooth rocks right from the garden. Have fun!

reesedixon.com

reesedixon.com

Clay: Cute! You will need polymer clay, armature wire, stamps (to press into the clay for the herb names) and acrylic paint for the lettering.

Chalkboard Style: Made with wooden paint stirrers, chalkboard paint and labeled with a white china marker (grease pencil) & nope, it won’t wash off in the rain.

mycakies.blogspot.com

mycakies.blogspot.com

ubercrafter.blogspot.com

ubercrafter.blogspot.com

Polymer Clay: Cute! Project similar to the one above but with some differences.

Glass Tops: Made with glass aquarium pebbles, sticks, raffia, glue, fruit and vegetable illustrations (free printable via pdf).

craftjr.com

craftjr.com

themagiconions.blogspot.com

themagiconions.blogspot.com

Metal Spoons: Repurpose a few large spoons, magazine clippings (with pictures of vegetables and plants), glue and polyurethane.

Stamped Spoons: Requires a metal stamping kit and permanent marker. A few of these swirling around the net but I think this one’s the original DIY.

shrimpsaladcircus.blogspot.com

shrimpsaladcircus.blogspot.com

marthastewart.com

marthastewart.com

Labeled Stones: Find several flat, smooth stones, and label each one with the name of a plant using alphabet stamps and dye-based (permanent) ink.

Painted Stones: These super-easy but functional and reliable labels require only a few large, smooth stones, acrylic paint, and a waterproof marker.

homemadesimple.com

homemadesimple.com

smithfamilygarden.wordpress.com

smithfamilygarden.wordpress.com

Soda Can Tags: If pretty isn’t your thing, make these tags with soda cans, wire and permanent marker.

Terra Cotta: Made by painting broken pieces of a terra cotta pot and attaching to metal stakes.

purplelemondesigns.com

purplelemondesigns.com

craftingagreenworld.com

craftingagreenworld.com

Vinyl Blind Slats: Easy peasy! Just label the plant name onto the slats with permanent marker and they’re good to go.

Printables: These are editable and come in two different sizes. Download is in .doc format.

goindie.com

goindie.com

birdsandblooms.com

birdsandblooms.com

Copper: Made with 36-gauge copper sheets, 12-gauge wire, a paint marker and clear enamel spray.

Juice Can Tops: Made with juice can tops & bottoms, a wire coat hanger and embellished with pretty beads.

inmyownstyle.com

inmyownstyle.com

witandwhistle.com

witandwhistle.com

Stamped Clay: Simple yet lovely! These are made with polymer clay and rubber letter stamps and then baked to harden.

Engraved Aluminum Tape: The tape is wrapped around plastic knives and then “engraved” with the plant name using a dull ballpoint pen.

auntpeaches.com

auntpeaches.com

mychiclife.com

mychiclife.com

Wine Corks: A hole is drilled into the bottom of a cork and then a bamboo skewer inserted. Write the plant name on the cork with a permanent marker.

Recycled Plastic: Tags are made with strips cut from plastic lids (from ice cream pails, etc.) then marked with an old school DYMO label maker.

mypoppet.blogspot.com

mypoppet.blogspot.com

studiogblog.com

studiogblog.com

Rustic French Style: Made with small pieces of wood, bamboo, raffia or string and labeled with a felt pen or Sharpie.

Juice Lid Markers: Clippings from seed catalogues are glued to recycled juice lids, sealed with Mod Podge then attached to wooden garden spikes.

stillparenting.blogspot.ca

stillparenting.blogspot.ca

hardlyhousewives.com

hardlyhousewives.com

Broken Crockery: Broken pieces of terra cotta pots are labeled with a permanent marker and dug into the ground a bit.

Painted Scratch Boarding Style: Colored paints are mixed with a bit of water to achieve a very thin consistency then used to cover cheap markers, a wooden skewer is used to scrape off letters for plant names.

eatcleanremix.com

eatcleanremix.com

simpledetailsblog.blogspot.ca

simpledetailsblog.blogspot.ca

Bricks: A pencil is first used to print the plant name then use a permanent marker to go over top.

Milk Jug Plastic: Great idea! Split open an empty, clean milk jug and use the plastic to make the tags.

mrbrownthumb.blogspot.ca

mrbrownthumb.blogspot.ca

nikkiinstitches.com

nikkiinstitches.com

Decorative Wooden Spoons: These are painted white, covered with a bit of decorative paper and Mod Podge, words are alphabet stickers.

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Published: March 16, 2011
Updated: August 14, 2012

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  1. Dulce says:

    awesome ideas!!!


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