Sure you can head to your local gardening center for garden markers, but why would you? You can easily make your own for a fraction of the cost. Plus, you are sure to have a little fun in the process. If you have a garden that is in need of some organization, take a peek below at 10 DIY Garden Marker Ideas. These garden markers are easy to make, easy to use, and can keep your garden organized and looking great. Here is how to get started.
10 DIY Garden Marker Ideas
First, let’s behold the power of chalkboard paint. You can easily use chalkboard paint to make garden markers as home. Here are some examples:
1. Chalkboard paint craft sticks
Apply two coats of chalkboard paint to wooden craft sticks. Use colorful chalk to write the name of the plant then insert into the ground or pot. See the finished chalkboard plant markers here.
2. Chalkboard paint plaques
Find scrap wood segments and spray them with two coats of chalkboard paint. You can then use a super adhesive to glue them to dowel rods and insert into the soil.
Glass bottles as well as their corks make great garden markers as well. Save those wine bottles or glass beverage bottles and try this easy garden marker ideas:
3. Painted bottle markers
Turn the bottle so the neck is facing down. Take paint suitable for outdoor use and paint the name of the plant directly on the glass bottle. Insert the neck into the soil and you are ready to go!
4. Wine cork markers
Write the name of the plant directly on a wine cork with permanent marker. Press the cork into a dowel rod or spike and insert into the ground.
5. Wine cork/fork markers
Write the name of the plant directly on a wine cork with permanent marker. Press the cork into the prongs of an old fork and insert into the ground. You can see the wine cork & fork plant marker tutorial here.
You can also make garden markers using some odds and ends you have around the house. Take a look at these ideas for turning something old into something new.
6. Flip flop markers
Do you have an odd flip flop with no match? Write the name of the plant on the flip flop with permanent marker, use super adhesive to glue to a dowel rod, and press into the ground. It is fun and functional!
7. Old saucer markers
Take old saucers and write the names of the plants with permanent marker. Like the example above you can use super adhesive to glue the saucer to a dowel rod, and then press into the ground.
You can make garden markers using items already found in your yard as well. Take a look at these ideas for making garden markers out of things lying around your backyard!
8. Brick markers
Paint old bricks with the names of the plants and simply place them near the plants they match with.
9. Rock markers
You can do the same using large rocks and boulders as well. Just paint them with the names of the plants and place them next to the corresponding plant. These are perfect for adding color and character to your garden while being practical at the same time.
10. Paver markers
Take old pavers you are no longer using and you can paint the names of plants directly on them. Large pavers can even be broken into smaller ones, providing you several markers out of one.
See how easy making your own garden markers can be? Give these tips a try for making your own garden markers and see what you can create.
If you don’t feel like making your own plant markers, You can reduce waste by buying reusable stainless steel plant markers.