Dreaming of getting your hands (or gloves) in the dirt in your garden? Of growing those sun-kissed veggies and herbs? Here is a simple three-step plant marker craft to have fun with while you are preparing for planting time.
Jumbo Wooden Craft Sticks, Letter and Plant Design Stencils, and fine tip waterproof paint markers in black and green.
1. Measure the width of your craft stick and find/mark the midpoint. Start your first stencil letter just below this midpoint on the craft stick.
2. Stencil in the letters and a plant design in pencil.
3. Color in the stenciled areas with your paint markers. Go light on the paint at first as there will be some wicking of the paint into the wood. You may have to go back over and retouch the edges. Let dry and you are done!
Other fun, and easy ideas for plant markers include:
- Soda Bottle Tops
- Clothes Pins
- Spoons and other silverware marked by stamping
- Popsicle Sticks
- Paint Stirrers
- Laminated Seed Packets on Sticks
- Wooden Slates
- Bricks (Simple Details)
- Wine Corks (Daily Dose)
- Stones. Check out this fun version from Chickettes Home and Garden Blog.
- Keys. Repurpose those keys that you are no longer using with the help of directions from Favecrafts.
- Plastic Gift Cards. Recycle and reuse plastic gift cards with a little chalkboard paint and ingenuity from Farmhouse38.
While on the subject of gardening, additional articles of interest may be 4 Easy Ways to Save on Gardening Supplies and Repurposing, The Way to Inexpensive, Attractive Yard Art.
Theresa @DearCreatives says
Such a cute and easy way to make garden markers. Would be fun for kids too. Drop by anytime found you from a blog hop.
Yes think the kids would have a blast. Sent some twitter and g+ love your way.
I love these! Such a great idea! Pinning!
Adorable! Posts like this one make me so excited for this year’s garden! 😀
I am so looking forward to getting out in the fresh air, in the sunshine and gardening.
I can’t wait to get my garden started, especially the herbs. These are such cute and easy little markers.
Very quick to make which is always good.
Such a sweet idea – they look so effective! Thanks for sharing x
Thanks so much for hosting an opportunity to share gardening ideas. I loved looking through and pinning other entries.
Helen The good life mum says
that is a really neat idea #HDYGG
Thanks. Can’t wait to get gardening again this year.
Merlinda (@pixiedusk) says
They are cute! What we usually do is get those coffee stirrers from McDonalds and write on them. They are not as cute as these ones =)
The coffee stirrers are a great idea as well. Thanks much.
Super cute idea! Will definitively be trying these! x
Thanks so much. Sending Google Plus love your way.
Lynda H says
These are really sweet and I love the list of ideas for repurposed markers! I’ve featured this entry on our 1st Day of Spring Roundup: http://rchreviews.blogspot.com/2014/03/14-ways-to-celebrate-spring-equinox-2014.html
these are adorable!
Thanks so much. Sending Google Plus and Twitter love your way.
Love these ….great idea #hdygg
Thanks so much.
They are AWESOME!
We were trying to think of a nice way to jazz up our lolly sticks and this looks perfect and really rustic!
Thanks for the inspiration!
So glad to help with an idea to jazz up. Appreciate you.
Christina @ Juggling Real Food and Real Life says
Hi there! I’m stopping in from Let’s Get Real today. This is a really fun craft and a great way to get the kids involved with the gardening. I share the same feelings as everyone here. I can’t wait to be able to get in the garden. It is still really cold here in Ohio. We had snow in the air this morning. Warmer weather can’t be too far off, can it?
Gaye @CalmHealthySexy says
These are really a good idea. I’m not crafty at all, but I could make these for my garden this summer. Thanks for linking up with the Let’s Get Real party.
I am definitely not a natural crafter and these were so easy.
those cam out great!
Thanks so much.
So cute! My mom has a huge garden and these would be perfect for her ;o) Thanks for linking up to Create Link Inspire. You are being featured this weekend and I just spread the word all over my social media ;o) I tagged you where I could so If you see it… retweet, share or like it so we can all work together to promote our projects ;o) Emily@nap-timecreations.com
Antionette Blake says
Cute garden stakes, thanks for sharing this post and linking up with us at the #WWDParty. Have a wonderful week ahead.
Alexis @ We Like to Learn as We Go says
What a cute idea! I needed to do this when I had a garden. I’m thinking of creating a small one on our patio this year to do with my girls. These would be perfect! I’m featuring this tonight at my link party and pinning!
Thank you so very much.
Barb @ A Life in Balance says
Cool idea for plant markers! Even though I write down what I planted on a garden plan, it’s still nice to have markers in the ground.
Thanks for linking up at Fabulously Frugal Thursday!
Simple and cute garden markers! These are great for little hands to help with too. My kids like to help in the garden as much as possible. They’d enjoy making these.
That’s for sharing this at the Let’s Get Real Friday Link Party last week. I hope you’ll join us again. The party goes live at 5pm EST tonight.
Thanks very much. Yes, these garden markers work well with kiddos.