Liz....her comment was:
"I am just moving out of home for the first time and I would love to have these in my future herb garden! Such a great idea :-D"
Congratulations Liz! (Drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your mailing details and we will send your plant markers out to you.)
Spring is a very busy time for the keen gardener - most of you will be busy sowing your seeds and caring for your seedlings, as well as preparing your garden beds and getting on with the rest of your life. But if you have a bit of spare time, or would like to try your hand at a project for the garden, maybe you would like to have a go at making some plant markers of your own. Here are just a few ideas we found for making some pretty cool plant markers:
Here's a cute idea for plant markers, made with sticks and glass beads.
This would make a great project to do with the children or grandchildren - you can use the pictures provided in the tutorial, draw your own, choose different pictures or print out plant names and use those.
Click here for a complete tutorial for making these. There are some great ideas on this site for other projects too.
Here's another simple but effective way of making markers - this is another garden project suitable for kiddies - click here for this tutorial.
...and here's another tutorial for plant markers made from coat hangers and cans.
Or another idea is to make markers with river stones - these markers have been made by stamping the plant names onto the stone with indelible ink - a coat of clear matt varnish would probably be a good idea to delay fading.
We also found a tutorial for the metal and willow markers pictured above for those who would like to try their hand at something a bit more complicated.
There are other ways to recycle your lovely vintage cutlery into garden markers.....These plant markers from Homespun Sprout are gorgeous and if you are more handy with a paintbrush than I am, you could try making something like this for your garden.
If you want a more child-focused version, try this tutorial for making the spoon markers pictured above.
We hope your Spring sowing is going well! And congratulations to Liz - your plant marker will be on the way to you next week!