15 Creative DIY Plant Markers

Believe it or not, rocks are a nice and easy way to get plant markers for your garden. And they’re free too! I like the idea of getting rocks kind of shaped like the fruit or veggie and then painting them onto the face of the rock. But you can also just write out the name of the plants.

Corks are cheap, easy, and creative ways to label your garden. Just use a permanent marker to write the name and then stick the cork on a stick, fork, or something similar. They get the job done without being too intrusive.

Don’t just throw those broken plates away. Instead, use them to label your plants! Pretty clever, right? You’ll save money and the environment by not adding to the dump. Just make sure the pieces are safe and won’t cut you or anyone.

Terracotta pots are a similar way to label. You can use broken ones or full ones, depending on their size. Add a little paint to make them more fun and creative before you stick them into the ground.

Lids to jars are a simple yet fancy way to label your plants. It’s not hard to get ahold of the materials you need, and there are a few different ways you can use the lids.

Upcycle your old and twisted silverware to make garden markers. Forks can be used to hold signs, or you can use the handle of silverware. Just write the name of the plant and then stick it into the ground.

If you want a more natural marker system for your garden, use twigs. Cut off a part so you have a smooth face to write on, and then stick them in the ground. They’ll label your garden without introducing non-natural elements.

Grab those leftover bricks you have laying around and turn them into markers. They’re big, so they’ll be easy to notice. Write the simple name of the plant, or you could even add some paint and draw a picture of the fruit or veggie.

Spoons are a fun way to label your garden. Especially antique and big spoons. I like the idea of writing in the dip of the spoon or putting a picture of the plant in it. I think it just looks nice and rustic.

Use chalkboard spray on pretty much any surface or material to make garden markers. The spray turns the surface into a chalkboard, which you can then use to write the name of the plant. Fun, easy, and simple!

I never thought of using empty spools as garden markers. But you can, and it looks great! Add a little tag that you can glue or clip onto the spool for a fun and cute label.

Wooden spoons are a cheap and creative way to make garden markers. You can usually buy a batch of them for really cheap, so you don’t have to feel bad about spending money. Paint the whole top of them for each corresponding plant. So cute!

Find a few printables online that you can use for your garden markers. There are tons to choose from, and they’re all adorable. These ones with the little pictures are so cute, I think. But choose which one you like most.

Use Mason jars for your garden. You can stick the seed packet or label on a stick and then use a Mason jar to cover it so it is protected from the elements. This is a pretty classy and easy look to get to your garden.

Stamped aluminum is a fun way to get a nice mix between nature and manmade. The aluminum markers are small and simple, yet their metallic shine really enhances the garden. It may take a while to stamp it, but I think this idea is worth it.