Spring is just around the corner, and indoor seed starting is even closer… Many of us are looking for ways to mark out flats, pots and rows without using those ugly plastic sticks… The garden should not be treated just as a utilitarian space! Here are some easy DIY plant markers & label ideas that will get you excited about popping those first seedlings into newly warmed earth…and actually remembering what you planted there!


Plant Markers & Labels

These metal plant labels are simple and fast to make, and look like they belong in some amazing display greenhouse somewhere, identifying rare and beautiful plants! Tutorial from ‘Liz Marie‘.


Make this natural DIY plant markers with this tutorial from ‘Tidbits‘. Love how easy these are!


You can learn to hand stamp these copper garden markers in just a few minutes and make these custom looking plant labels. From ‘Home Is Where The Boat Is‘, this project is really inexpensive too. Would love to see how the copper ages in the garden! (Tip: If you don’t want copper to verdigris with age, spray it with a clear sealer before using.)


This plant label project is from ‘Our Little Coop‘ and uses chalkboard paint to make garden plant makers… easy tutorial!

DIY plant markers


This plant marker inspiration comes from ‘The Micro Gardner‘, and we love this idea! How cool is this? Terra Cotta Plant Markers – Sharpie + broken terra cotta pots = Cutest plant labels ever!



Scissors and Spatulas‘ has a great tutorial on using chalkboard paint and pots to make plant markers… and you know, we’ve been into the chalkboard paint lately! This is great because when you change plants in each pot, you just erase and write the new name!



42 Things on Etsy‘ has these stamped garden plant markers that are natural, clever and cool…



Learn how to make these charming wooden spoon plant labels from ‘DIY Adventures‘.



Create these brick style garden plant markers with a thick sharpie or paint. Great for marking rows, you don’t have to worry about losing your markers in the wind and forgetting which row is which!



Aunt Peaches‘ created these aluminum tape garden Plant markers for less than $5 for 50!



Finally, these DIY wine cork garden markers by ‘The Happier Homemaker‘ are perfect for me! I knew I save all those wine corks for a reason!



So get some seeds planted, but first pick one of these great DIY plant marker & label projects and get crafting for the garden! We think you will also love our posts on DIY Raised Bed Planters and Easy Square Foot Gardening!

Easy Plant Markers & Labels You Can Make


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  1. Carol Hawkins September 23, 2015 at 5:48 am

    The Garden Glove,
    I’ve been afraid to attempt to carve a pumpkin cause I needed to have more skills to be an artist. Park that idea into the shed! Thank you for showing I too can do it too! Many skills do I lack I never a great painter of a picture but I can appreciate the art of their talent just beautiful how comes forward to us. Brillant work!
    I, so look forward seeing many hints to help new ideas to come out my old head to a great idea. Thank you, Kathy. You’ll know how much you help me to see I can do more. Looking forward to see what’s everyone sleeve for future project. Really like the way I can give you my feedback as well. I do not really understand Pinterest its hard for me to post my comments. You make it simple. Sorry, this is so long easier for me to explain. Have a super day sure made mine.
    Best wishes always,
    Carol Hawkins

  2. Sandro May 25, 2015 at 2:42 am

    Your plant markers are looking amazing. I like your post..


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