How to: Make Your DIY Own Garden Markers

by on Jun 5, 2013

A plant pot contains a mint plant and a large sign with the plant name is in and over the potting soil.

Are you a big gardener? It’s fun to plant, but it can be even more fun to customize your garden! Create simple and clean garden markers using a few simple items!       

A rolling pin and cookie cutters and wax paper are arranged around a piece of dough.Lexy Ward

To make your own garden markers you’ll need:

  • air dry clay (found at any craft store)
  • rolling pin
  • wax paper
  • assorted cookie cutters

A white puddle of white goop with construction paper.Lexy Ward

Working with a large slab of clay, roll it out with the rolling pin. Roll clay to 1/4″ thick. Cut out different shapes and sizes and lay flat on sheet of wax paper.

Dough has been cut into triangular pennants and scalloped squares.Lexy Ward

Cut out small triangles with a knife. A butter knife will work just fine. Cut one triangle for each cookie shape. 

DIY Garden marker project ideas.Lexy Ward

The clay needs about 48 hours to dry. Lay flat in a sunny and dry place where it can set safely.

DIY garden marker ideas.Lexy Ward

Once the clay is dry, write the names of your herbs and other plants in tall skinny letters with a sharpie or other permanent marker.

Lexy Ward

Felt cut with zig zag border with stake with plant names.Lexy Ward

Place a small dab of hot glue to the back of each marker and attach the triangle. The triangle will act as a stake allowing you to place the marker securely in the soil around each plant.

A potted mint plant has a prominently displayed plant name tag.

Place each marker next to their coordinating plant and admire your beautiful and easy to navigate garden! 

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