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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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Linette

Saturday 4th of April 2015

Love these! I have a Cricut so you can bet I'm going to make some of these for my garden this summer!

Kathleen Berlew

Saturday 4th of April 2015

Hi! I just stopped by from the Show My Saturdays Link Party. These plant markers are great. So simple and easy to read.

Janeen

Friday 3rd of April 2015

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

Barb Hoyer

Friday 3rd of April 2015

Thank you for contributing to Motivation Monday!

LauraOinAK

Wednesday 1st of April 2015

I love how these came out. Amazing how great something simple in concept can be.