It’s finally getting warmer, the days are longer, and it seems nature’s anxious to start turning the world green again — at least where I live! I am excited to get my garden started!!
A couple of years ago I made some stamped garden markers out of vintage silverware for my square foot garden. It was a really fun DIY project.
As we start getting our gardens ready for Spring, here 15 other fun DIY projects to mark our gardens.
Check them out after the break!
Fabric Garden Markers 1 of 15These super cute fabric garden markers add color and whimsy to your garden -- and while they stand out surrounded by seedlings they blend organically and beautifully as plants grow. This easy project will be fun for you and your family, or it's great for a group of friends.
Learn more at Design Sponge
Wine Cork Garden Markers 2 of 15Speaking of organic, here's a great idea to use organic materials in your garden markers. And the beauty of this is that it will take only a few minutes to make -- you just need a permanent marker, wine corks, and shishkebab skewers.
Learn more at Shine Your Light
Mason Jar Garden Marker 3 of 15This simple idea addresses the problem I've had when I use seed packets for my garden markers! Not only is it practical by protecting my seed-packet markers, but it also adds light and sparkle to a garden.
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Chalkboard Rock Garden Markers 4 of 15I love chalkboard paint, and I love this idea a lot. You'll need some chalkboard paint and chalkboard markers -- but if you're like me you've got those left over from other projects. And, of course, you'll need rocks, but I'm sure your kids can help find those!
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Clothespin Garden Markers 5 of 15Becky at Glue and Glitter said she's got a surplus of clothespins -- so if you're like her, this project is perfect for you. All you need is a permanent marker, clothespins, skewers and penmanship!
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Wooden Spoon Garden Markers 6 of 15This a a cute project that will likely involve a quick trip to the dollar store. Don't spend much on these wooden spoons; unlike your kitchen, quality won't count. And don't forget to save the pictures from the seed packets, or you'll be searching the Internet for images of vegetables you can print.
Learn more at Family Crafts
Painted Rock Garden Markers 7 of 15One thing I've learned about nature: it involves a lot of rocks. Put nature and rocks to good use with these adorable painted rock garden markers. Bonus: the wind can't blow these over!
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DIY Polymer Clay Garden Markers 8 of 15If you've got a bit more time for a fun project, give these DIY markers a try. Unlike some of these projects, you'll need some special materials like rubber letter stamps and oven bakeable polymer clay. But if you get the materials, this is a beautiful project for your garden or for gifts!
Learn more at Wit & Whistle
Twig Markers 9 of 15
Label Maker Garden Markers 10 of 15In 1972, we loved our plastic label maker and we loved our earth-friendly gardens. Still got your label maker? Give your garden a retro feel with these cute markers.
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Recycled Can Lid Stamped Garden Markers 11 of 15This project is a great example of re-using. You'll need to plan ahead a bit and start saving your can lids now -- and plan a trip to the thrift store for some old forks. But with those two materials and some metal stamps, you can make some attractive garden markers. Watch your fingers on those edges!
Learn more at Pin and Paper
Decoupaged Spoon Garden Markers 12 of 15This is a great project for kids: they can add their own special spin on each label. Set them loose with a food magazine and let them go wild.
Learn more at The Magic Onions
Glass Pebble and Stick Garden Markers 13 of 15Of all the projects, this one might be the most labor-intensive, but the super cute printables make it worth it. You'll need glass pebbles, raffia, sticks and various crafty goops, but you'll love the results.
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Aluminum Tape Garden Markers 14 of 15From my friend Heather at Dollar Store Crafts comes this brilliant idea for hand-drawn -- or, more accurately, hand-embossed -- aluminum tape markers. What's aluminum tape? Heather explains at her site -- and explains you'll need to pick up a roll of it at the hardware store. But once you do, you'll have more than enough for this cute project and some great ideas Heather lists on her site to boot!
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Paint Stick Garden Markers 15 of 15Inevitably I end up with more paint sticks than I need after a burst of painting projects. Here's a fun way to put them to use. And if you don't have them lying around, they're very inexpensive at the local hardware store. I like how the wood complements your garden but is tall enough to stand out.
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Here are some great Square Foot Gardening ideas too:
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