Last week I showed you how to make a Mason Jar Herb Planter. We’re really working hard to get everything ready for our garden so we’ll be ready for planting as soon as the weather is. This week I made DIY Garden Markers to help us keep track of all of the young plants we’re preparing to plant. Sometimes plants can look similar in the young stages. The garden markers are a fun addition to the garden even after the plants are mature!
DIY Garden Markers
- paint stir sticks – these are often free at home improvement stores!
- paint in various colors – make sure to use something that will hold up to being outdoors
- paint pen – a fine tip will work best
- newspaper to protect your work surface
- paint brush or brushes
How To Make Garden Markers:
Cover your work surface with newspaper to protect it.
Carefully paint each stir stick. You’ll want to paint one side of the stick to a time, applying two coats of paint to each side of the stick. Allow plenty of time for drying before flipping the stick over and painting the second side.
I painted my sticks in colors to coordinate with the plant – red for tomato, green for lettuce, yellow for corn, purple for egg plant. You get the idea! You could paint them any color you like.
When the paint has dried completely on both sides of the stick use the paint pen to write the names of your vegetables and plants on the sticks.
Let the lettering dry on the sticks completely before placing them in the garden or in your planters.
These garden markers can be made for herbs, vegetables, or fruits. Whether you’re planting a big garden or just a few veggies in planters the markers will help you keep track of everything.