Wood Spoon Garden Markers

7 Materials
2 Hours

With some inexpensive spoons and paint, you can create some colorful wood spoon garden markers that are practical as well as pretty!

These wood spoon garden markers are the perfect way to bring a little creativity and color to your garden! Personally, I love color! So, this project was a great way to not only bring some color to my garden but it also allowed me to use some of my "leftover" paints as well.

Learn how to create your own Wood Spoon Garden Markers by following the tutorial below!

Here are the supplies you will need:

  • wooden spoons
  • acrylic paint
  • washi or painters tape
  • foam brushes
  • paper plate
  • Mod Podge Outdoor
  • stickers or vinyl words - I used my Cricut Maker and white vinyl

Step 1: Wrap washi or painters tape around the base of each spoon.

Step 2: Use a foam brush to paint each spoon (I chose the paint colors to “match” the vegetable/fruit).

Step 3: Let dry. A tall cup can easily fit six spoons at once! Paint a second coat if necessary.

Step 4: Cricut has a cartridge called ''Freshly Picked'' that has over a dozen different plant names ready to be cut. Since I used this particular cartridge, it took me less than five minutes to create the labels for my garden markers. 

Don't have a Cricut? Stickers would work just as well.

Step 5: Remove the tape from the spoon and add the plant name.

PS...normally I would use transfer tape for vinyl, but these were small enough that I just peeled them right off and applied them to the spoons.

Step 6: Add a layer of outdoor Mod Podge to each spoon.

And voila! With some acrylic paint and vinyl letters, you can easily transform those inexpensive wooden spoons into fun garden markers!

Also, even though I made vegetable themed garden markers, you could easily create garden markers for your herbs or flowers!

To get more project inspiration for your home and to learn more about the products used in this project, stop by my blog!

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  • Kelli Kelli on May 23, 2018

    I am kind of curious if a chalk paint marker would work on the acrylic paint for labeling?

  • Robyn Garner Robyn Garner on Jul 11, 2019

    Is there a method for creating text/font for projects such as this that doesn't require me to purchase a Cricut machine??

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  • Brenda Brenda on Jul 09, 2019

    This is really cute and useful! Thx 4 sharing. I’m going into the thrift store to buy some wooden spoons

  • Annette Annette on Aug 11, 2019

    Great idea Love your idea with the spoons I will have to try this this next year in our garden. Great winter project for the springtime planting. Thank you for sharing this clever idea.