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DIY Garden Markers

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!

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!

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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!

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!)

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!

Ready to make yourself some garden markers?  It’s really easy!

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DIY Garden Markers

Supplies needed (I picked most of mine up from the local home improvement store)

Instructions:

Measure out your pieces into equal sizes .  (I cut my dowels to 8 inches and the strip to 2.75 inchs tall)

how to make garden markers

Cut and sand the edges.

how to make garden markers

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.

how to make garden markers

how to make garden markers

Once dry, remove tape and for best results, “season” chalk paint by thoroughly rubbing chalk all over the painted surface

how to make garden markers

You’re done!  Plant your seeds (or plants) marked them off and get growing!  (I recommend using chalk markers for writing your plant names.  They last longer and look so much better!)

diy garden markers

Even the cat can’t wait for these plants to grow!

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diy garden markers

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