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Homemade Plant Markers

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The cost of buying plant markers may be prohibitive, but you can make some unique ones using purchased or household items. This is a guide about homemade plant markers.
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November 30, 20160 found this helpful

Making Popsicle Stick Plant Markers

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This is a guide about making Popsicle stick plant markers. Popsicle sticks are great for making inexpensive plant markers.

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Cork Plant Markers

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This is a guide about cork plant markers. Corks can be used to make simple recycled plant markers.

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November 29, 20160 found this helpful

stone garden marker

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This is a guide about making stone garden markers. Choose some pretty smooth stones to use for making garden plant markers.

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February 7, 20130 found this helpful

Sand Dollar Plant Markers

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This guide contains sand dollar plant markers. These dried sea urchins can be made into colorful garden accessories.

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October 4, 2010

You can make garden tags out of leftover aluminum roof flashing (the kind on a roll). I took a simple tag design that I drew, printed it out on heavy paper, and cut it out. I took that template and a Sharpie and traced that design onto the flashing metal multiple times. I cut it out with regular scissors, then punched a small hole with a hole punch for a place to hang them. The garden tags can be decorated by embossing if you like, simply etch the name of the plant you are identifying with a sharp tool.

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October 9, 20100 found this helpful

What A great idea! They look fantastic! I am going to use my dremel tool to etch the tags.

Thank you so much!

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February 10, 2011

I have moved multiple times and added and split perennials to each flower garden. Sadly, after tending to a variety of gardens, I have had trouble keeping track of what's been planted and where.

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May 30, 2012

Labels with plant names.

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This is a method for making plant labels that are weather resistant and pretty, for the project presented in Birds and Blooms Magazine. The designer did not give measurements for the labels she made. So I came up with my own.

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September 21, 20041 found this helpful

Save those plastic knives from your picnic to make durable row markers. Mark plant variety and planting date with permanent marker. Push knife with handle side in the ground.

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November 12, 20050 found this helpful

One of the most difficult things to find for the garden is plant markers that hold up to the seasons. After experimenting for decades, I have many suggestions...

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April 29, 2013

Seedling And Plant Labels

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I save all plastic labels that come with bedding plants. I clean them a bit and store them in a baggie along with a roll of good masking tape and a permanent marker.

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March 26, 2009

Use old forks as garden markers. Simply "weave" your seed packets through the tines on forks you no longer use. Stick them in the garden to mark your rows. Even plastic forks could be used, but be sure they are firmly pushed in the ground.

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March 24, 2014

Instead of paying $5 for 20 garden markers, go to the Dollar store and get 30 plastic knives for $1 instead. Use a permanent marker for your plant name and place accordingly.

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April 24, 2006

Instead of buying plant markers go to your hardware store and ask for a bundle of shims. These are very inexpensive wooden slats and have plenty of room to use a permanent marker to write the name of the plant.

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August 6, 2012

If you take a short length of 1/2 inch water pipe and cut it lengthwise about 1/4 inch with a hack saw and then cut one side in to your cut, it gives you a curved embossing tool. Making a straight embossing tool is easy. Any piece of metal with the same thickness as your curved tool will do.

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June 25, 20050 found this helpful

Have leftover wooden spoons that come with the little ice cream cups or popsicle sticks? Use them as labels in your garden.

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January 12, 2012

I am looking for ideas for making plant markers. They have gotten so expensive (like about 12 little plastic markers for $5.00).

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January 12, 20120 found this helpful

I just cut up a used bleach bottle, or other fairly strong plastic bottle. I mark it with a Sharpie, or other permanent marker.

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January 16, 20120 found this helpful

Something you can use are the wooden tongue depressor-type sticks that craft stores sell in big boxes. Use a Sharpie or other waterproof pen and then after the ink is dry you can lay a number of markers on a sheet of newspaper and spray them with a clear spray...just a light spray to weather-proof the ink.

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February 8, 20120 found this helpful

I just replaced my white, plastic vertical blinds. They went straight into the garage because that area is where I keep things to be used differently someday! The blinds cut easily with just a scissors and need only a permanent marker for this project. When official warm weather starts, I plan on using them for plant markers.

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