Now that the weather is warming up, we have been able to get outside more and start a small vegetable garden. To remember what seeds we planted, we created these DIY Plant Markers from paddlepop sticks that we had lying around the house.
These plant markers were easy and fun to make, allowing you to remember what you planted as well as adding a bit of colour to your garden.
To make these plant markers, you will need:
- paddle pop sticks
- hot glue gun
- acrylic paint
- permanent marker
- clear wood finish (optional)
How to make them:
After working out how many plant markers you need to make, count out 2 paddle pop sticks per marker.
Cut one of the paddle pop sticks in half and then glue the two halves to the top of the whole paddle pop stick with the hot glue gun.
Once the glue is dry, paint you plant markers with the acrylic paint. You can use a variety of colours or just one colour, it is up to you. I do recommend you do it in a lighter colour so that you will be able to see the writing better.
Once the paint is dry, write on the names of the plants you are growing with the black sharpie or permanent marker. If you wanted to, you could write it on with a paintbrush and acrylic paint, or even stamps.
On the top row, I wrote the name of the plant. One the second row, I wrote the variety of seed I planted, though you could write the date of when you planted them on it. If I didn’t know the variety, I just left it blank.
To make them last longer, you can paint a coat of clear wood varnish to top.
Finally, place your plant markers in your garden!