Are you looking for a fun, frugal, and whimsical way to mark your garden plants? These easy DIY Wire Wrapped Wine Cork Garden Markers are the perfect solution. They are great for identifying plants while serving as a pop of artwork at the same time. Here is how you can get busy making your own for just a few dollar in supplies!
DIY Wire Wrapped Wine Cork Garden Markers
- forks (We found 2 for $1 at our dollar store)
- wine corks
- crafting wire
- wire cutters
If you don't have any wine corks on hand, you can buy them by the bag at your local craft store. Or, have friends save them for you. You will need one cork/fork for each plant you want to identify. If you are short on corks, you can cut them in half (long ways) to make your supply go further.
Now let's get crafting!
1. To begin, start from the bottom and wrap the wire around the fork, working your way to the top. You then want to secure it by wrapping it around the prong. Cut the wire.
2. You can now mark your wine corks. To do this use a permanent marker and write the name of the plant on the cork. For ours we wrote the name on both sides, but you can do what works for you. You will find that most plant names fit quite well on corks! Give it a few minutes to dry. Then, press the cork to the top of the fork prongs. You want to press firmly so it attaches well and won't fall off.3. You can now display your wire wrapped wine cork plant marker. Stick it into the soil bottom down so the wine cork is showing at the top. One of the great benefits of this plant marker is when the sun hits the fork and the wire it will glimmer, and this can help keep birds and other critters away from your plants. Isn't that a great bonus?Your wire wrapped wine cork plant markers are now ready to be enjoyed. They are a great way to keep all of your plants identified during the growing season so you always know what is popping up and what you are picking.
Give this easy tutorial for these frugal and fun (and even artistic!) wire wrapped wine cork garden markers a try. They are a great way to keep your garden organized.