Friday, May 6, 2016

Paint Stick Garden Markers

We finally got most of our garden planted.
When growing up we had a vegetable garden.
Our dad would try growing different fruit and vegetables 
along with some citrus and fruit trees. 
Sometimes it was trial and error growing things in the hot Arizona desert.
Now each year we plant a little garden.
I made these fun plant markers to go next to our little sprouts.

Pick up a few paint sticks at your local hardware store.

I wanted the look of chalkboard,
so I painted 4" down the stick with black acrylic paint.

For the lettering, make a stencil with your Silhouette or Cricket.
You can also hand write your words with a paint pen or use our lettering transfer technique.

Use a stencil brush with white craft acrylic.
After the paint dries, remove the vinyl.

 I'm lovin' these plant markers in the garden.

And in the herb pots. 
Might even do a series of herb markers, basil, cilantro, chives...
Can't wait to harvest some tomatoes, peppers, zucchini......
Nothing beats eating something grown from your garden in the summer!


  1. I love this idea! I'm going to try to plant herbs this year, so I really need to make little label markers like these!

    1. Thanks for the comment Meg. These are easy and cute. Good luck with your little herb garden!

  2. They look lovely ladies and they're bio degradable too which is great for a veggie garden. Hope you have a bumper crop this season and happy Spring

    1. Thanks Michelle! I didn't even think about being bio degradable. They have held up for one season so I'll be using them again this year.

  3. Those are adorable. Thanks for sharing at To Grandmas House We Go! pinning.

    1. They looked great in the garden, thanks for the comment Stephanie!

  4. These look almost elegant--love these!

    1. LoL-thanks Donna! They do spruce up the garden!

  5. We just planted our garden last week and was wanting a neat way to add markers. Thanks for sharing this.


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