Easy DIY Garden Markers

Spring is nearly here, time to start planning our garden beds. These easy DIY Garden Markers are the perfect project to start with. They are cheap to make, look cute, and take just minutes to pull them together. The hardest part will be planning out where to put them in your garden beds!

Easy DIY Garden Markers

Garden Markers

You’ll need:

Start by planning out how many DIY garden markers to make based on what crops you’ll be planting this year. Dip your tongue depressors into a small quart sized can of paint, leaving the end of the stick paint free where you’ll put it into your garden bed so that you can easily hold the marker.

DIY Garden Markers Slowly pull the garden marker out of the paint and softly scrape the stick against the edge of the can of paint. If you press down too hard, it will pull off too much of the paint. You still want a layer of paint on the stick, just not it overly wet. Flip the stick and scrape the other side as well. If you pull off too much paint, you can always re-dip and try again.

DIY Garden MarkersPunch the dry end of the garden markers into a foam plate so that they stand upright. This will let them dry without sticking to anything. While you wait for your garden markers to dry, start preparing your plant words to cut out on vinyl. You can use any font you’d like. I wanted a thick, chunky font that would be easy to read, but a script font would look really pretty, if you’re going for looks over function.

DIY Garden Markers Measure your tongue depressors and size your font appropriately to fit both in letter height and word width onto your painted markers. Once you have them sized just right, set the Cricut to cut your vinyl and then weed out the excess vinyl and transfer your letters with contact paper.

DIY Garden Markers

That’s all there is to it! Now, you’ll be ready when planting season comes to take your DIY garden markers out to place beside your new little seedlings or seeds in your garden beds!

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Hi, I'm Janel! I'm the owner and lead blogger here at A Mom's Take. I have five little boys age 8 and under. I am a Phoenix based mom blogger and love the sun. I love to travel and have been known for planning trips specifically to hit the roller coasters! I enjoy digital scrapbook and design and I'm obsessed with board games.


Easy DIY Garden Markers — 22 Comments

  1. Great idea. The hardest part in our garden isn’t finding where to put them, it’s keeping the toddlers from pulling them out!

  2. Great idea! My kids keep asking me what’s growing, and I have no idea until I pull it up! I will definitely being doing this. Thanks! I am visiting from You’re Gonna Love It Link Party.

  3. Wow! This is mouthwatering amazing! I would love for you to share this at my party Making Memories Mondays that is going on now! Hope to see you there! :-)

  4. Great idea! These are so cute and be so easy to make. These would also be a great way to mark my plants so I will know where they are before they sprout up so I don’t come along and plant something ontop of others. These would be great in helping me remember what the flower names are too. Thanks for sharing your easy diy plant sticks.

  5. Oh I love this idea! We did our first container garden last year and had so much fun with it. These would be great to put by each plant! Last year we did radishes, cherry tomatoes, watermelon, cucumbers, peas, green beans, green red and orange peppers, carrots, strawberries, and blueberries! So fun!

  6. These are so awesome! We plant a lot of stuff. We share a garden with my in-laws, so it is a huge garden. Bean, tomatoes, squash, potatoes, tomatoes, lettuce, pumpkins, corn, cucumbers, watermelon, strawberries… Yeesh!

  7. What a great idea, I love the color you choose to paint the sticks with.

  8. This is a great idea. I will have to pass this on t o my friend who is doing a garden this year.

  9. These markers are adorable and I need these for my Garden. I will try to make these and put out in my garden! Thanks for the idea!

  10. Oh, how cute are these??? They make me smile just to look at them! I’m going to try for an herb garden on the terrace and see how that works out.

  11. I was wondering how you got the letters so straight and even. I never thought of using a cricut! I want to make some of these for my herb garden.