Share with your friends!

Winter is hitting hard! BUT… That doesn’t mean we can’t prepare for spring! How?… You say. Well, listen up, because I’ve got just the thing! Inventory those seeds darlin’, because we’re going to make some beautiful DIY Garden Markers!

Let the gardening begin! Last spring, I had some seedlings started, and all I had to mark them with was popsicle sticks and a permanent marker.

It wasn’t very pretty. In fact, it was downright ugly!

I HAD to do something!

So I relied on my graphic designing skills and set out to make a Garden Marker that was pretty to look at.

It took me several days. BUT…I finally finished a design I was sure to be proud of!

Recently, I updated these garden markers. I made more illustrations, and added new plants to the list! I’ve added butterfly labels, more herbs, more vegetables, and some medicinal plants too!

Do you want to learn how to have the HOTTEST Garden Markers on the block?


Gathering Supplies to Make DIY Garden Markers

Originally, I picked up the baker’s twine, glass gems, modge podge. a sponge brush, and a glue gun at the Dollar Tree.

This spring, I’m remaking my garden markers. I want to try to perfect this process a little more. So I’ve bought a bigger better glue gun, different glues to try out, and better glass gems that are clearer!

Plus, I’m going to be printing these on vinyl paper instead of regular printer paper. Vinyl paper offers more protection from the outdoor elements.

I’ve ordered the supplies, so when I try them I’ll update the post once I’ve finished.

Check out more Dollar Tree gardening supplies, I made a list!

DIY Garden Markers 

DIY Garden Markers - Printable Garden Markers - Cheap Garden Markers | Crafty Garden Markers - Glass Gem Garden Markers - Garden Marker Tutorial | http://homesteadwishing.com/diy-garden-markers/ | Homestead Wishing, Author Kristi Wheeler | diy- garden-marker, printable-garden-markers, cheap-garden-markers.

Supplies:

First, let’s talk about supplies. What will you need to make the DIY Garden Markers?

  • Mod Podge – Matte preferably, but you can also use glossy.
  • Scissors
  • Vinyl Printer Paper, glossy or matte. This kind of paper is best since it’s waterproof.
  • Baker’s Twine –  I found mine at the Dollar Tree. You can also purchase baker’s twine on Amazon.
  • Sticks – Find sticks and cut them the length that is most useful to you. You want them at least 3/4 – 1 inch around.
  • 1-inch Glass Gems – I stopped getting mine at the Dollar Tree because they aren’t very clear. I’ve got some clearer glass gems ordered from Amazon. I’ll repost when I finish the new ones.
  • E6000, to glue the glass gems onto the wood. It’s capable of gluing glass, and wood together.
  • Small Sponge/Foam Brush – Found mine at the Dollar Tree. You can also purchase sponge brushes on Amazon.
  • Glue GunGlue Sticks – I recently bought an amazing glue gun. It actually stands up, no more dripping and falling over hot glue and gun for this gal!
  • Garden Marker Printables: The last item you’ll need to make these beautiful garden markers PDF. There are several packages to choose from below.

Outdoor Modge Podge – I recently found that Mod Podge makes an outdoor version. I tried using this version of Mod Podge on vinyl paper and it smeared the dye on the image. Also, it says that it’s for covered outdoor areas, and it NOT waterproof. So this is a method I can cross off the list.

Which Garden Markers Do You Want?

I’m offering several different packages of garden markers.

Grab $10 off any package! I’m running a spring special for 2020. I don’t know about you but I’m itching to start gardening! So before spring officially begins, let’s make some pretty garden markers!

A new coupon coming soon!

Basic Vegetable Garden Markers PDF

DIY Garden Markers | Plant Labels | Vegetable Markers
Buy Basic Garden Markers PDF

Mega Vegetable Garden Markers PDF

DIY Garden Markers | Plant Labels | Vegetable Markers

This package includes over 100 vegetable plant labels.

Buy Mega Vegetable Garden Markers PDF

Herb and Medicinal Garden Markers PDF

DIY Garden Markers | Plant Labels | Vegetable Markers

This package includes over 60 herb and medicinal plant labels.

Buy Herb and Medicinal Garden Markers PDF

Butterfly Garden Markers PDF

DIY Garden Markers | Plant Labels | Vegetable Markers

This package includes over 50 butterfly plant labels.

Buy Butterfly Garden Markers PDF

Ultimate Garden Markers PDF

Save $40 and buy them all!

DIY Garden Markers | Plant Labels | Vegetable Markers

Get all the garden markers! Over 200 plant labels!

Buy Ultimate Garden Markers PDF

If you’d like a free printable kinda like these you can find a couple here. Though, there aren’t any titles, just an illustration, plus less to choose from. They are cute though!


DIY Garden Marker Tutorial

DIY Garden Markers | Plant Labels | Vegetable Markers

DIY Garden Markers | DIY Plant Labels

Yield: Over 200 Plant Labels
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 1 hour
Drying Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 9 hours 10 minutes

Make your own beautiful garden markers this year. Great for community gardens and personal gardens!

The pictures will disappear when you hit the print button! So you don't have to worry about wasting ink!

Materials

Tools

Instructions

  1. First, plug in the glue gun, and set it aside somewhere safe away from kids, animals and flammable items.
  2. Brush a very thin coat of modge podge on the flat part of the gems.Glass gems with glue on them and garden marker printable
  3. Lay the circle face down into the modge podge. Glance on the rounded side and make sure you can see the image and text. The picture will look much clearer after the glue has dried. Now glue on top of the paper, on one side, and again a very thin layer of modge podge!Gluing paper between two glass gems
  4. Quickly, put the two sides together. Make sure to line up the pictures.Gluing two glass gems together to make garden markers
  5. For this next couple of steps, make sure you have the twine out and unraveled a bit, and the glue open and ready to use. Grab one of the sticks, and put a dollop of glue on the end. I found it helpful to also add a little bit of glue from the hot glue gun, because the E6000 takes a while to set and using the hot glue with allow you to let go of it more quickly and lay it down to dry completely.
  6. Quickly, set the gems in the glue.
  7. Hold the glass gem in the glue for a for minute to let it set. Lay it down and don’t disturb it for about a day.
  8. Add a thin layer of glue around the edges of the gems, to help keep out water. If water gets in there the paper inside will dull and bleed out the dyes in the ink.Glass gem DIY garden markers laying on white tiled table
  9. Next, I added the twine by using a drop of glue from the glue gun, and then wrapped it around and around. Then, glue the end. I usually tried to start and end on the side to help conceal the ugliness of the glue. I also squish the glue down, so that it is not beady. It looks less inconspicuous this way.Glass gem DIY garden markers laying on white tiled table
  10. Allow these to dry overnight. Then, place them in the garden.Glass gem DIY garden markers laying on white tiled table

Notes

Now you get to enjoy all of your hard work. These DIY Garden Markers are a beautiful way to mark your little seeds this spring.

Recommended Products

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Did you make this project?

Mark this as tried on Pinterest, and add photos! I'd love to see them!

Glass gem DIY garden markers laying on white tiled table

Now you get to enjoy all of your hard work. These DIY Garden Markers are a beautiful way to mark your little seeds this spring.

I hope you enjoy them as much as I do! Don’t forget the Garden Marker Printables! Grab them now and use the code “spring special” at checkout to save $10 on any package! Update I will make a new code soon.

Grab The Ultimate Garden Marker Printables

Grab our free Planting Notebook. Just a little thank you for stopping by!

Free Printable Planting Notebook

Follow Us On Social Media!

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram

Pinterest

Have questions? Leave me a comment!

I would love to know what you think, Please leave me a comment! Thank you for visiting. 🙂

Share On Pinterest!

I recently created new illustrations, and added new and exciting plants to these PDFs! I added butterfly plant labels, more herbs, more vegetables, and medicinal plants too!