creative garden signage you’ll want to make today

Spring has sprung, and it’s time to head outside and get your hands a little dirty! Now, we know that sometimes the cilantro gets mixed up with the parsley, and the thyme turns into a verdant blur next to the oregano. So, whether you have a seasoned green thumb, or you’re just starting out on your botanical adventure, making sure everything is labeled when planting a garden is a must.

Garden signage can be expensive, and we know you don’t always have a lot of thyme on your hands (LOL), so follow along below for some simple garden signage you can make from things you probably have around the house.

Marker one: wine bottle

Put those empty wine bottles to good use—you’ve got to have a couple lying around the house.

  1. Remove the label on the bottle by submerging it in warm, soapy water for 15-30 minutes. Gently rub the label with a washcloth until it is fully removed (including any pesky adhesive).
  2. Turn your bottle upside down, and write what you’re labeling on a new sticker, or draw directly on the bottle with a chalk marker or paint pen.
  3. Let it dry and then place it in your garden.
  4. If your dirt is rocky or you’re having a hard time getting it to stay, you can drive a stick into the ground and feed it through the mouth of the bottle.

Marker two: old silverware

Over the years, we all accrue more and more kitchen ware. Cups, plates, silverware…eventually, we need to donate some of it, but save a few spoons for this DIY garden signage.

Thyme Spoon

  1. Paint the bowl of your spoon with chalkboard paint and let dry completely.
  2. Use a chalk marker to write your plant name on the back.
  3. Stick in the dirt and enjoy how crafty you are!

Marker three: wooden spoons

We all have that drawer: the one with a million wooden spoons someone bought us when we first moved out. Chances are you have a favorite, and the other six go unused. Do a little spring cleaning and re-purpose them!

  1. Clean and dry your wooden spoon.
  2. If it’s stained from use, you can try to use fine-grade sandpaper to smooth out any uneven areas.
  3. Use a permanent marker to write what you’re planting.

Marker four: plantosaurus rex!

Have old plastic toys lying around? Or maybe you just want to add a whimsical element to your garden.

  1. Paint your figurine any color of your choice.
  2. Label it.

Happy planting!

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