Enlist your little one to help with these DIY garden markers made with wooden spoons…
I’m REALLY trying hard this year, guys. I’m determined to turn this black thumb green.
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So we’ve been planting. And planting. The whole gang has gotten in on the gardening plan.
We even built our own DIY vertical garden. More on that soon. Today, I gotta show you these garden markers we made.
Cute, right?! They were SUPER easy, and REALLY quick. Here’s a quick video tutorial:
DIY Garden Markers – Supplies
DIY Plant Labels -How To
1.) Buy some inexpensive wood spoons.
Don’t spend a lot of $$ on them. I bought mine from Wal-Mart. These packs of 4 were less than $1 each.
2.) Grab a pencil (and maybe a buddy).
At first, I had planned on using a stencil to draft the name of my herbs onto the spoons. Instead, I opted for a super unique font. My 7 year old daughter’s handwriting. PRECIOUS.
And something deserving of being immortalized on a spoon, right? So she promptly picked up a pencil, and wrote the names of the herbs in our garden onto the spoons.
3.) Grab your woodburning tool (but only on the handle. Otherwise, ouch.)
The woodburning kit I bought comes with various tips that you can use on the tool. I chose to use the one that looked most like the tip of a pen. Screw the tip in BEFORE you plug in the tool. Don’t do anything with the tip once the tool is plugged in…trust me…that will hurt. With the tip in place, and the tool plugged in, wait for it to get hot (about 2 minutes, max) and start tracing!
You don’t have to use much pressure. I found I was not pressing hard, but instead, going over the letters repeatedly until they had the look I wanted. It’s not difficult, and takes almost no time at all.
4.) Label those plants!
Now get out there and label to your hearts’ content!
Because if you’re like us, and you DON’T label, you’ll be putting chives in your tea, and chocolate mint in your spaghetti sauce 😉
And there you have it! Adorable, inexpensive, DIY plant markers.
Hilarious sidebar, my son looks at these, and says “Mom, what are those? Headstones for our plants?” Yes child, more than likely, yes they are. We’ll keep trying though.
And after my hard work, think I’ll go grab a drink at our potting table, and re-lax for a few.
What? Doesn’t everyone use a potting table as a bar? Seems like a much more functional use, if you ask me 😉 That’s what happens when your thumbs are black. But speaking of that…check this out!
Lookie there. I got myself a green thumb after all!
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