DIY Plant Markers


I love adorable plant markers. I think the two types I like the most are spoon plant markers and stick plant markers with the plant names burned onto the end of the stick.

Seeing just how creative people can be, I wanted to think of something *on my own* (of course, God is the one who gives us good ideas) equally creative as the plant markers I mentioned.

I think the spoons are still my favorite, but I now have a tie for second place: the stick plant markers and miniature clay pot plant markers.

And for those who care nothing about adorable or cute, but you’re perfectly content with ugly plain, as long as it can be made in a matter of seconds, I’ve got something for you, too. :)

1. Miniature Clay Pot Plant Markers

I have to admit I was a little excited about this idea. However, my excitement was dampened when the cashier asked me what I was going to do with the cute little clay pots. After I explained I was going to make plant markers out of them, she went on to say that she knew exactly what I was talking about because she had seen some. Apparently I’m not the first person to have thought of this.

You’ll need the following items:

  1. Miniature Clay Pots ($0.59 ea.)
  2. Small Dish (for paint and water)
  3. White Wash Paint
  4. Water (just a little)
  5. Small Paint Brush
  6. Damp Rag or Paper Towel
  7. Paint Marker or Permanent Marker


I simply mixed a little water with the paint, brushed it on the pots, wiped a little off with the damp towel, and after it dried I wrote the plant names with a paint marker. A permanent marker would probably work just as well.

Find some sticks around the yard to poke into the ground, and then place the adorable little clay pots on the end. :)

2. Seed Packet Plant Markers


What this one lacks in cuteness it makes up for in being helpful and practical.

Instead of JUST reminding you that squash is planted in that row, the plant marker will provide helpful information (germination time, harvest time, etc.) specific to that seed variety that can be used throughout the growing season.

You’ll need the following items:

  1. Seed Packets
  2. Re-sealable Sandwich Bags
  3. Twisty Ties
  4. Sticks

I think the picture pretty much says enough as far as how to make these, but I will say this, be sure to make your twisty tie puncture ABOVE the re-sealable section. If it rains you don’t want the inside of the bag, and thereby the seed packet, getting wet.

While we’re on the subject of plant seeds, did you enter last week’s giveaway?

3. Plastic Strip Plant Markers


For those who REALLY don’t care about what the plant markers look like, you just want something you can make with one hand WHILE, with your other hand, you’re changing a running-away screaming child’s diaper, I’ve gotcha covered. (Although, I’d recommend NOT using the scissors while changing the diaper.)

You’ll need the following items:

  1. Plastic Shell Containers
  2. Scissors
  3. Permanent Marker (black or other dark color)


Cut 1-inch wide strips out of the plastic shell container, cut a point at one end, and write the plant name on it. Easy enough.

What do you use for plant markers?

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