I’ll be the first to admit that I do a poor job of tracking what I put in the ground. I’m a bit like Johnny Appleseed in that regard. I’ve been gardening long enough that I recognize most seedlings as they pop up, but still. I could be a bit more organized, so I decided to make some DIY garden markers.
I’m from the school of “use what you have” and well, I had wine corks and chopsticks. It took me five minutes to make several markers. Trust me. You can handle this.
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Wine cork DIY garden markers
- Chopsticks or wooden skewers or straight sticks
- An ice pick or large nail
- A permanent marker
Carefully push an ice pick or nail about 1″ into the flat end of the cork. Insert the chopstick into the pilot hole you’ve created. Use the permanent marker to write the names of your favorite herbs and vegetables on the side of the cork. That’s it. Could it get any easier?
More DIY garden markers to make
- Brick herb markers
- Chalkboard paint garden markers
- Clothespin vegetable markers
- Recycled can lid markers
- Twig plant markers
- Plant and herb markers from broken terra cotta
- Wine bottle markers
- Juice can garden markers with bling
- Upcycled canning lid plant markers
- Stamped spoon DIY plant markers
- Scrabble tile garden markers
- Chalkboard style pebble plant markers
- Wooden spoon markers
- River rock markers
- Recycled plant markers from mini-blinds