Virginia B
Virginia B
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  • Fayetteville, GA

Not Your Ordinary Cookie Cutter Plant Markers!

7 Materials
$10
1 Hour
Easy

Herbs are some of the most rewarding plants to grow. They add beauty and fragrance to our garden. And, there’s nothing better than fresh picked herbs to add flavor to our food. Add even more beauty to your garden by creating these easy DIY plant markers.

not your ordinary cookie cutter plant markers

To create the plant markers you'll need...

Oven Bake Clay

Rolling Pin

Cookie Cutters

Metal Skewers

Alphabet Beads

Cookie Sheet

Parchment Paper

not your ordinary cookie cutter plant markers

Knead the clay until it is soft and easy to work with. Use a rolling pin to roll out the clay until it is approximately 1/4 inch in thickness.

not your ordinary cookie cutter plant markers

Use cookie cutters to cut out shapes in the clay. To add more interest, use a different shape for each herb.

not your ordinary cookie cutter plant markers

Once the shapes are cut, place them on a parchment covered cookie sheet, then press a metal skewer into the back of the clay.

not your ordinary cookie cutter plant markers

Once the skewers are in place, turn the markers over and press alphabet beads into the clay to spell out the names of the herbs. Bake on a parchment covered cookie sheet in a 275 degree oven for 15 minutes. Don't worry... the beads won't melt.

not your ordinary cookie cutter plant markers

Once the plant markers have cooled, stick the skewers into the dirt to create a unique way to identify your herbs.

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2 questions
  • Deanna Maidwell
    on Jul 18, 2019

    Awesome idea... just add food coloring or paint and we can draw the names of the herbs on and seal... I won’t have to remake markers...

  • Cathy Messer
    on Jul 18, 2019

    Are these safe for outside? Will they hold up to weather?

    • Leslie
      on Jul 18, 2019

      Hi Cathy, Polymer Clay is a type of plastic. It works similar to clay though. It is ver weather resistant. The only thing you have to be aware of is when you bake it in a dedicated toaster oven, follow the directions. It is non toxic but a separate toaster oven not used for food is suggested. The only thing that might degrade is if you paint and then seal it. The color of the paint might fade. If you do not want to use your regular oven you can press the skewers in gently wiggle around because the clay does shrink a bit take the skewers out. Bake the clay and then put some silicone caulking in the area where the skewer indent is and press them in. E-6000 or Gorilla glue will work too as long as weather proof. Let cure. Good luck. :)

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  • Benesse
    on Jul 18, 2019

    OMG, I love it and see possibilities beyond. Pinned for later use and looking forward to it. It's my favorite type of project--no special tools, hi-end look. Thank you for the inspiration.

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