DIY Garden Plant Markers

DIY Garden Plant MarkerIt is that time of year where I live to start planting gardens.  My garden always starts out well but then I get lazy and weeds start to creep up and vegetables go unpicked.  Once again I am starting off strong and I even made some garden markers for my plants. We shall see how long it lasts! I did something similar for my herb pots that you can see here.  I followed a similar route and used a pop can for these garden markers.  I first saw the idea of using a pop can as a tag from Positively Splendid.   It is a great medium because of how easy it is to stamp the metal letters into.

DIY vegetable garden markersThere were a lot of cute garden markers that I saw on Pinterest and other blogs but I was looking for something a little more rustic and I didn’t want to use wood.  I remembered the pop can herb tags and thought I could try it out for my garden.

DIY Plant Garden Marker TutorialI needed something to attach the tags to.  Not wanting to buy something extra, I ventured out to my garage to shop around instead.  I found an old metal trellis and cut it up using wire cutters.  I stamped my vegetable names into the tags I had cut with my Epic 6 and attached them to the metal trellis pieces using craft wire.  First I wound the wire a few times around the trellis piece, leaving a long tail to wrap around the pop can tag.  I wound the leftover wire tail through the tag.

pop_tag_garden_markersThey turned out to be just what I wanted.  They look like little flags welcoming me into my garden and urging me to come on in and stay a while.

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  1. Jess Abbott says:

    I am in love with these, so much fun! My kids would be so excited to label their garden!

  2. LOVE these! They are so dang charming I can’t even stand it!

  3. Wow, your plant markers look just great! I do want to try some too just like yours – thanks for posting your tutorial! I have these linked to my DIY garden markers post too today!

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