Skip the store-bought plant markers and make your own cute DIY garden markers instead!
Can you believe that spring is finally here? Here in Atlanta, we’ve had some nice warm days, and I keep seeing bulbs peeking out of the dirt to say hello! The change in temperature also means that it’s time to think about our spring garden!
It’s Garden Week over at Crafting a Green World, and this post is my contribution! We’re sharing all kinds of DIY ideas for the garden over there, and there are a ton of crafty, food, and homesteading sites getting in on the Garden Week action. Head over to the Garden Week page at CAGW for all of the gardening action!
It might be too late to start most plants from seed at this point, but spring plants with a shorter growing season can still go in the ground now. If you missed the window to go from seed, you can check your local garden center for seedlings to transplant instead.
Whether you’re starting from seeds or transplanting seedlings, it’s important to know what you planted where. Take it from the girl that once accidentally harvested cucumber greens and sauteed them. Fun fact: cucumber greens are fuzzy, and cooking doesn’t fix the problem. In conclusion: label your plants!
DIY garden markers to the rescue!
Of course, you could use the boring, plastic markers that come with seedlings or purchase plant markers at the store, but if you want to add a little handmade touch to your spring garden, you can also make your own DIY garden markers instead! Here are three ideas to get you started!
1. Clothespin DIY Garden Markers
Got some clothespins lying around? It’s super simple to turn old clothespins into cute DIY garden markers. Just use a fine-tipped permanent marker to write down your plant names on each clothespin, clip to a nice-sized stick or a bamboo cooking skewer, and stake in your garden.
2. Wine Cork Garden Markers
Don’t toss the corks from that bottle of vino! Save your corks to make cute DIY garden markers! Just like with the clothespins, use a fine-tipped Sharpie to write your one plant name on each cork, then gently pierce the bottom with the sharp side of a bamboo skewer and stake it! You can use the hole that the wine key left in the cork to place the skewer. It makes things much easier.
3. Chalkboard Paint Pot
If you’re doing a container garden, this is a great way to save space in your pots and make your pots versatile, so you can use them year after year. When you change out your plants, just wipe off the old label and chalk in the new one! The supply list for this one is a little bit longer, but the results are so worth it! You’ll need:
- chalkboard paint
- terracotta pot
- paint brush
- masking tape
Want to make your own? Get the chalkboard paint pot tutorial here!
Have you guys made any fun, DIY garden markers for your spring garden? I’d love to hear your ideas in the comments!