DIY Garden Marker Stakes are simple to make at home, and kids will enjoy helping. Grab some paint stir sticks and mason jar lids, and my free printable to create these stakes for your garden.
WHY LABEL PLANTS IN A GARDEN?
Growing a garden is hard work. Keeping track of all the different plants you have growing is much easier if things are labeled properly. This is especially important during the beginning stages of growth when it is harder to tell the plants apart.
Using garden marker stakes also makes it easy when other people do your watering. If you go out of town and ask a friend to water for you it will allow them to water the right plants at the right times.
HOW DO I MAKE MY OWN GARDEN TAGS?
There are lots of ways to make your own garden tags.
I have seen people use spoons, tongue depressors, metal tags, etc. It is fun to get creative and use what you have on hand. The key is to write on the items in permanent marker so it lasts!
When I decided to make my own DIY garden marker stakes, I used items I had around the house and garage.
FREE PRINTABLE GARDEN LABELS
I have two sheets of free picture labels that you can use in this easy DIY garden stakes project. Here is a list of what pictures are included:
- Bell Pepper
- Green Beans
- Cherry Tomato
These garden tags are easy and my girls helped me make them. They don't involve a ton of supplies and you can have these completed in no time.
- Wooden paint sticks
- Acrylic paint (optional)
- Round canning lids
- E6000 Glue
- Mod Podge Outdoor
- Free Printable images of veggies (you can download below)
HOW TO MAKE DIY GARDEN MARKER STAKES
Follow these simple directions to make your own DIY garden marker stakes at home.
STEP ONE: PAINT STICKS
Start off by painting your paint sticks any color you wish. I painted mine white. This step is optional, but I felt like painting the sticks sealed the wood of the paint stick.
STEP TWO: PRINT LABELS
Now print off the free printable vegetable and herb labels. Cut out the pictures of the items you are planting this year.
STEP THREE: ADHERE LABELS
Grab the flat jar lids. Brush a thin layer of Mod Podge Outdoor onto the back of the picture and place it on the lid. You can slide it around to center it on the lid. Allow it to dry for a few minutes, and then brush a thin layer over the top of the label.
Repeat this process for all the markers you wish to make.
Once all the labels have adhered to the lids, put a 2nd coat of Mod Podge Outdoor on top for a final solid seal.
STEP FOUR: GLUE ON STICK
Lastly, it is time to glue the lid to the painted paint stick. Put a small dollop of E6000 glue onto the back center of the lid and press it onto the top portion of the paint stick. Allow this to dry well.
Now you are ready to stick the paint stick garden markers into the garden, and your garden will be organized!
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Robin Rue says
Those are too cute. I love how they came out. I want to make some with my kids.
Wow! Such a wonderful idea and something fun to get the kids into this planting season! Thank you for the tips and I will be trying this out!
That would be a fun idea for my son. He’s always wanting to grow stuff but we always forget to water them. Planting season is here so we need to get going.
Choudry Nazma says
such an amazing DIY and thing to do with kids.Its a great way to teach them about gardning etc.Thanx for sharing
Cindy Ingalls says
I remember doing the pea or potato experiment at school and wishing I could have a real garden. I love these growable and the fun garden markers.
Jeni Hawkins says
What fun project for kids and parents to do together! And it’s such a great hobby – something productive that you can do together!
Liz Mays says
What a fun little garden project. I think my kids would have loved planting their own veggies with these stakes.
Elizabeth O. says
This is a nice option for people who do not have much knowledge about gardening, the instructions are pretty simple and easy to follow! I love the DIY stakes, it’s perfect for parents who are teaching their kids about plants and veggies. I wouldn’t mind trying Miracle-Gro in our garden.
Nicole Haas Etolen says
How fun this activity that kiddos would be learn and enjoy to this project.I bet that my son would be loved planting it too.
This is such a cute idea. For sure kids will enjoy gardening even more. Amazing.
Ryan Sales Escat says
This i very smart idea! I’ve never thought this before. I want my son learn about this.
This is great idea for encouraging the kids to get involved in gardening. This would make it so much fun for them.
this is cute would love to try it if we have some place to garden
I’d like to do this with my youngest. Maybe it would encourage him to try more flavors.
Dhemz Apdian - Dias says
that’s pretty neat! My daughter would love this. Thanks for sharing!
katrina g says
it looks so nice, i would love to do this with my mom and dad.
These garden labels are awesome!!!!! I really do need to get more into gardening!!! It would be so fun to plant my own food.
These are so fun and easy to make!