Mark your vegetables, herbs and flowers with homemade DIY Plant Markers made with polymer clay. This easy to make garden craft adds a bit of garden decor too!
You know how you think you’ll remember what you plant, and then as they grow, you have no idea? That’s why you should make your own plant identification labels and markers. This fun DIY craft is easy and so functional!
DIY Plant Markers for your Garden
Every year, I plant an herb garden and every year, I think I’ll remember what they are. Then as they get bigger, I forget.
I mean, I can pick out the obvious ones, like basil, rosemary, mint… but when it comes to thyme, oregano, marjoram, I fail.
So a few years ago, I decided to try crafting with clay. It was so much easier than I thought it would be and there are so many possibilities. I kept it simple and just stamped plant names, but I could paint, carve a design or easily make other shapes. It also comes in a variety of colors, but I decided to stick with white.
How to Make Stamped Plant Labels
- Polymer clay
- Rolling Pin
- Something to slice with
- Alphabet stamps
- Break off a chuck of clay and work it a bit with your hands. This will warm it up and make it easier to roll.
- Roll out to desired thickness.
- Slice into strips, and then in half for your desired size.
- Bake, following the instructions on the clay package.
- Let cool and enjoy.
If you want your lettering to be darker, simply take a marker and fill in the letters.
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What Can You Use for Plant Markers
If you don’t have the supplies for this particular craft, you can use many other items to label your plants. You can make them as creative as you’d like, but it doesn’t need to be fancy…. just functional.
Mark these regular household items with a sharpie for a quick way to make garden markers.
- Popsicle sticks
- Old silverware marked with a sharpie or use metal stamps. See how to use metal stamps here.
- Painted Rocks
- Bamboo skewers
- Broken Bits from terracotta pots.
- Corks on a stick.
- Clothespins clipped to a twig.