DIY Garden Markers


If you follow me on Insta, you already know that I recently attended a seed starting workshop. At the workshop, we got some seeds going for pea shoots and two varieties of heirloom tomatoes. However, feeling inspired and suddenly much less intimated by starting plants from seed, I was determined to plant even more. (Now, here’s to hoping that I have some kind of outdoor space when I move in June.)

Anyway, I went out to purchase supplies, and to my dismay, it wasn’t until I got home from the store that I realized I’d forgotten garden markers. I was super bummed, as labeling and dating is key when starting seeds, and I had my mind set to get started right away. Five minutes of brainstorming later, using materials that I already had on hand, I came up with a super easy means of creating adorable garden markers.

Wish me luck as I grow plants from seed for the very first time! Happy gardening. :)

What you’ll need:

  • Bamboo skewers (1 for every 2 garden markers)
  • Washi tape
  • Heavy duty kitchen shears
  • A permanent writing utensil

What you’ll do:


Step 1: Gather supplies.


Step 2: Using kitchen shears, cut bamboo skewers in half.


Step 3: Roll out approximately 4 inches of washi tape. Place a skewer in the middle. Fold the sticky side of the tape on top of itself. Cut the remaining tape away from the roll.


Step 4: As pictured, cut a small triangle into the washi tape.


Step 5: Label and date with a permanent writing utensil.


Repeat steps 1 through 5 until you have as many markers as needed.

8 thoughts on “DIY Garden Markers

  1. Denise Zimmerman Skergan says:

    Cute idea! I made some once with Popsicle sticks. Not as cute as yours though! Lol
    Gardening and growig things yourself is so rewarding. I think back to my property in PA and most things growing there were started from seeds, cuttings and bulbs:) what rewards I reaped:(

  2. Julie says:

    Great idea and very creative Lauren! I think I’d like to get some of that tape and put it to good use! How are the plants coming?

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