I love not only finding fun ways to use pool noodles, but also finding fun ways to label our garden plants. These pool noodle garden markers combine both of my loves, and create a cool way to mark your plants and even help kids get in on the gardening action! Take a look below at how you can craft these easy and inexpensive pool noodle garden markers, perfect for keeping your plants organized.
DIY Pool Noodle Garden Markers
- Assorted pool noodles
- Serrated knife
- Sharpie marker
- Wood craft sticks
- Hot glue, glue gun
1. To begin, you want to cut the pool noodle into a 1-2 inch segment. I love using serrated knives for this because they make clean and even (not to mention easy) cuts.
2. Once you cut the pool noodle into the segment, you can then slice it in half. This makes the marker lighter and helps it apply to the craft stick easier.
3. Take the half slice segment and write the name of the plant you wish to identify on it. The Sharpie marker is perfect for this!
4. You can now apply a generous amount of craft glue to the end of the wood craft stick. Press the pool noodle segment to the glue and hold it in place until dry.
Your pool noodle garden marker is now ready for use!
One thing I love about these pool noodle garden markers is I make them with various colored pool noodles. For my little kids who can't read yet, I can send them out to pick herbs based on the color of the marker. It works like a charm! For example if I need dill, I tell them to look for the orange marker. They then start to identify the word with the plant, and also they enjoy being able to independently pick herbs themselves.
Grab these supplies and give these pool noodle garden markers a try. They are a great way to organize your plants and help the little ones get in on the harvesting process too!