Make sure the whole fam can label and identify the plants in the garden. DIY Natural Wood Plant Markers – so easy you won’t believe it!
Happily collaborating with one of my FAVORITE online creatives in the whole world – Lisa from Farmhouse on Boone. Gosh, you are going to love her. Check out my video to see what she is sharing today (that has to do with my project) and to watch how I made these DIY natural wood plant markers.
*Apologies for the wacky sound. No idea what was going on with my mic. #stilllearning
Remember when I showed you our container herb garden?
Well, after explaining to my children for the 1500 time (slight exaggeration) which plant was which, I decided we needed some plant markers so they could identify them too.
While I was debating on what material to use for the markers, these were the contenders.
- Paint stir sticks – Ugly back side.
- Popsicle sticks – Pinterest has been there, done that.
- Painted white sticks – Hmmmm. Will paint seep into my soil???
- Metal hooks off Amazon – Don’t wanna spend that much.
- Flattened spoons with engraved lettering – Way cute . . . way too much effort.
So, I was left with my indecisive sorrows to roam the isles of Hobby Lobby.
Lo and behold, the most perfect perfect solution in the wood section. These darling, pre-made-to-look-perfectly-rustic, natural wood sticks.
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Now let me show you how easy they are to make! What I can’t do is make this screen scratch and sniff . . . but oh the delicious smell of burning wood would be enough to convince you to do this project. I never thought I would find myself sniffing sticks 😉 #awkward
SUPPLIES TO MAKE NATURAL WOOD PLANT MARKERS
- Natural wood sticks
- Or popsicle sticks, paint stir sticks . . . whatever you want. I found these at Hobby Lobby.
- Wood Burner
- No need to spend much on one with a ton of feature. You just need the basic most inexpensive one, like this. Also found it at Hobby Lobby.
- If you want to trace the lettering on first.
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HOW TO MAKE NATURAL WOOD PLANT MARKERS
If you are worried about making big mistakes, write the lettering onto your sticks before hand with a pencil.
Once your wood burner is heated up sufficiently, use light even pressure to burn the lettering into the wood.
Take a big sniff to enjoy the burning wood smell.
If you mess up a bit, just embrace the rustic organic look of these plant markers. You could even get the kids to help you!
Now wasn’t that so easy?!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this project. Now head over to Farmhouse on Boone to learn how to make concrete planters. So much garden fun!
Thanks for reading!
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