I’ve got a cute little tutorial to share with you today: How to make DIY Garden Markers! These little garden markers are perfect for container gardens, raised bed gardens, square foot gardens and even great big gardens! The best part? The supplies are easy to find and they are super easy to make!
Do you remember my container garden post from last week? The kids and I actually planted those seed pods a few weeks ago and our plants are growing like crazy. I’m not super knowledgable when it comes to gardening veggies, but I’m pretty sure I’ll have to transplant a couple of these plants that will be needing more room. Especially the zucchini, I just checked on it and that little plant already had at least 12 flower buds on it!
I hope some of these plants will produce before it gets too hot. Once the heat of the summer sets in, many of my plant begin to struggle. (I might try to talk my hubby into creating a partially shaded area out in the yard and set up some sort of drip irrigation. We’ll see how it goes!)
Ready to make yourself some garden markers? It’s really easy!
DIY Garden Markers
Supplies needed (I picked most of mine up from the local home improvement store)
- 1/4 x 4 wood board (they come in all width and sizes, get what works for your project
- 1/4 inch small square dowel (as many as you need for your project)
- glue (wood glue or even hot glue)
- sand paper
- painters tape
- Chalkboard paint
- Chalk / chalk markers
Measure out your pieces into equal sizes . (I cut my dowels to 8 inches and the strip to 2.75 inchs tall)
Cut and sand the edges.
Tape off and paint. I recommend the brush-on chalkboard paint over the spray paint due to bleeding under the tape, but use whatever works for you.
Once dry, remove tape and for best results, “season” chalk paint by thoroughly rubbing chalk all over the painted surface
Even the cat can’t wait for these plants to grow!
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Jamie Sanders is a wife and mom of 2, located in the heart of Texas. She founded Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom in 2011 as a place to share creative ideas and family friendly recipes. Her work has been featured on Martha Stewart, Woman’s World, HuffPost, TODAY, Pioneer Woman, HGTV, CNET, Good Housekeeping, Yahoo, Oprah Daily, and Redbook, plus many other publications. To date, she had given away just under a million free pdf sewing patterns.