Easy & Colorful Plant Markers

4 Materials
20 Minutes
I love having an urban garden, plant my herbs, veggies, and fruits and just be able to walk into my backyard and pick want. It is super yummy, but I have on more than one occasion planted something from a pre-started plant or from seed and two months later completely forgot what the heck I planted. Talk about frustrating!! I decided to tackle this little issue and make some plant markers that did not break the bank and will LAST and be seen!!
I started by raiding my local Dollar Tree for craft sticks and glass stones, paired it with some etching solution, and sharpies, and a good outdoor waterproof glue.
I etched the stones first. This gives the sharpie something to stick to. If you just write on the glass it wipes off, but if you etching it it allows the writing to stick!
Here are the stones post etching.
Now all I need to do is write the name of the plant on the stone. I added a few fun little flourishes to each stone for something fun.
Glue the sticks to the backs of the stones with Supertite Multigrab 360 glue, this stuff really sticks and is waterproof!!
Now just place you plant markers into your garden so you never have to worry about what you planted, they are all marked!
I love doing this to my herbs, and now my kids can also learn what the different plants are!
You can make a ton of these for every plant you put into your garden. Dress then up with a variety of different color craft sticks and marker colors!
Let the kids get into making these fun plant markers, it is really fun!!
What are you going to plant?
I just love oregano!!
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  • Pattie Pattie on Jun 02, 2018

    These are cute but how did you etch them? I don't see it here.

  • Sabina Sabina on Jun 08, 2018

    Love this idea! I've found that my "permanent" sharpie washed or faded off my metal garden tags over the course of this past winter. I planted three different types of garlic in the fall and labeled them and now I don't know which is which. Is there something you would recommend as a final step to prevent that from happening on these?

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