It’s getting warmer, the trees are blooming, the grass is greening up, and it’s almost time for gardening. We are pulling everything together for planting time. We always find ourselves hunting around the yard and garage for make shift garden markers. It’s usually stray sticks laying around the yard that offer no clear definition of what we planted. This year we decided to change that with DIY Garden Markers.
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These DIY Garden Markers are super easy to make and will be really helpful for identifying plants in your garden. This was a free craft project for us. We had most of the materials on hand. After making Dragonflies from paint sticks last week and then the kids playing with them, I found myself short on paint sticks. A quick stop at our hardware store resulted in a handful for free.
Cost: Under $10
- Paint sticks-Ask for free ones at your local hardware store.
- Acrylic paints-We used green, orange, yellow and red to represent the plants we would have in a garden. You can purchase acrylic paints at your local craft store. You can purchase a set here.
- Black sharpie marker
Ages: Toddler and up can help with painting. School age kids who are writing can also help with writing the names of the vegetables.
1. Paint paint sticks and allow to dry. Ours dried quickly and I was able to move on to step #2 within an hour.
2. Using black marker, write the names of the vegetables on the painted paint stick. If you are really artistic, you could make a small drawing of each vegetable along with the name.
3. Spray garden markers with sealant and allow to dry.
4. Plant your seeds and plants, insert your DIY Garden Markers, and watch your garden grow.