Learn how to make your own DIY Plant Markers and Labels with these 15 creative ideas
For years, I have been planning to label my precious garden plants so that I know where to mulch in the Fall. Honestly, I just never took the time to do it. And then it happened ….
This Spring, I bought an Elderberry bush and promptly planted it in one of my flower beds. About a month later, I realized that I had put it in the exact same spot as my Bee Balm! It must have been before the Bee Balm plant out of the ground.
Needless to say, I was not happy. I loved my Bee Balm. Alright, no more procrastinating … time to make some inexpensive garden markers so that doesn’t happen again.
So, I ventured down to my craft room to see what tools and supplies might be useful for making my new garden markers and came across a wood burning tool that I bought years ago.
While I love the many colorful plant markers I have seen, I really did not want the markers to detract from the flowers and plants.
Therefore, I decided to use twigs and limbs. And, since I practically live in the woods, there is always an abundance of those.
Now, if you don’t happen to live in the woods, you can always use these natural wood slices or unfinished wood plaques.
How I Made My Plant Markers:
In a nutshell, all I did was pick out some sturdy twigs, about an inch or so in diameter. Then, using a sharp knife, I sliced off an area of bark. This is where the plant name will be burned into the bare wood.
Next, all I did was heat up the wood burner and wrote the plant name on the twig. WARNING: The wood burner gets extremely HOT!
If you are going to try this, it’s a good idea to practice on some scrap wood to get a feel for the tool. Mine came with different tips so that you can create a variety of effects.
You can also get complete wood burning kits that come with templates, tips and other accessories.
Basically, that is how I made my DIY plant markers and labels. Keep scrolling for a whole bunch of other creative garden marker ideas.
These clever crafters used everything from rocks to mason jar lids to old silver spoons for plant labels.
More DIY Plant Marker Ideas:
Funky Plant Labels made with Silverware
Glass Pebble Plant Stakes
by Craft Bits
Stamped Rocks DIY Plant Markers
Painted Wooden Spoon Garden Markers
DIY Scrap Wood Garden Signs
Cement Spoon Plant Marker
Garden Marker made with Tin Can Lids
DIY Garden Markers made with Wood Slices
Mason Jar Lid DIY Plant Stakes
Painted Rocks Plant Labels
Baked Clay Plant Markers
by Amber Oliver
Painted Spoon Garden Marker
DIY Inlay Plant Stakes
DIY Flower Pot Plant Markers
I hope you love these creative ideas for labeling the plants and flowers in your garden as much as I do. By all means, let me know if you have an idea that was not shared!