20+ Fun & Crafty Plant Markers To Make

Lots of clever ideas here for making labeled markers that can be used for both outdoors and indoor pots. 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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    • Dulce
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    awesome ideas!!!

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