Making Garden Stakes

June 21, 2011

I've been wanting garden stakes, but I wanted to make my own. So I finally came up with this idea. It's cheap and it works for me, just might work for you too.



Supplies for Garden Stakes


  1. Look through your magazines or catalogs, and cut out pictures of whatever you like (I cut small pictures of butterflies, flowers, birds, etc.)
  2. Cut out designs

  3. Trace that picture onto the used greeting card, then cut it out. On the card stock you can write anything you want, like the name of your flower, date when planted, or just anything you want.
  4. Photo shows how to cut cardstock to match design


  5. I used a Popsicle stick to add glue to the card stock cutout. Then glued my picture and the card stock together. Put the Popsicle stick in between both cutouts, only gluing in about 2 inches of the stick.
  6. Glue the popsicle stick between the design and card

  7. With packing tape I covered it all except the Popsicle stick (be sure you cover all the paper with tape to protect it from the elements).
  8. Garden Stake covered with tape

  9. I put mine in my garden, it rained the next day and my garden stakes held up from the hard rain we had. :) This frugal project is so easy even a child can do!
  10. Completed Garden Stakes
    Stakes in the garden.

    By Jacquelyne Jean J. from Salisbury, MD

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May 29, 2008

Garden art can be beautiful and functional at the same time. Here is an easy and inexpensive project that allows you to add a personalized touch to your garden and potted plants.


With supervision, this project is an easy one for kids, and best of all, no "crafty" skills are required.

Garden stakes in ceramic jar.

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August 26, 2009

To remember what has been planted in your garden, you can make simple Garden Stakes made with skewers. You simply attach the label on front and secure it with tape.

Bamboo Skewer Garden Stakes

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May 22, 2014

This is a page about making soda can plant labels. There are a great number of craft uses for empty aluminum soda cans.


The crafter/gardener will delight in they ease of use for making decorative plant markers.

Soda Can Plant Labels

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March 12, 2020

Don't forget to decorate outdoors for Valentine's Day. Learn how to make these fun craft stick hearts to add to your entryway planters or even to houseplants.

Heart Garden Stakes - a purple and a pink heart shape with green stems

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September 16, 2019

There are a variety of materials that can be used to support your garden plants. Whether you need to tie up a tree, shrub, or large flowering plant consider using pieces of PVC pipe.


They are durable and can easily be cut to the length you need.

PVC Pipe as Garden Support/Stake - PVC tree supports

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May 5, 2021

Dress up your potted plants with these butterflies on stakes. It is very easy to make them, and it will cost you almost nothing. All you need is some hot glue, a piece of baking paper, and a stick.

Hot glue butterflies in a plant.

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