Using Mini Blinds for Plant Markers

June 22, 2009

A mini blind slat with the plant name written on the top.I take an old plastic mini-blind and cut the string to remove slats off the string. Then take 3 slats at a time stacked and flush, start your first cut at the hole for the strings, use that as a size guide cutting down the slat, using up the slat. Then put a point on one end. I have plant markers that look all the same and almost look store purchased. I use a paint pen, because Sharpie ink does not last outside.


Caution! You will have TONS of plant or row markers with this project.

Source: Just came to me filling a need for lots of markers and wanting to reuse.

By Chuck from Mason, MI

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May 21, 2013

I have already submitted a couple of ideas for plant labels. This is my absolute favorite. Cut old, one inch mini blinds into five inch strips. Taper one end. Just write the plant name and plant date on them with a pencil or marker.

A mini blind slat with the plant name written on the top.

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July 20, 2021

If you have ever had to replace venetian blinds, don't throw them out before you cut several of the plastic strips off to use for plant markers. They can be as long or as short as you want them to be. Happy gardening!

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June 22, 2009

Reusable garden markers can be fashioned from old venetian blind slats. You can make 3 stakes from each slat by cutting the slat in thirds and cutting 1 end of each into a point.

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June 22, 2009

I make plant markers by cutting strips of vinyl blinds into 5-inch sections. I write the name and flower color on it using a fine-tip Sharpie permanent black marker.

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