Today I have the easiest DIY plant markers you are ever going to attempt to make! Placed in pots of herbs, they make fantastic little gifts for Easter, Mothers’ Day, or simply as a hostess gift.
You can purchase tiny pots of herbs and either put them in special clay pots such as I did here, or wrap the original pot in a bit of newspaper tied with a piece of string (it all depends on how much you want to spend.)It’s the addition of the handmade plant markers that really makes this gift special. These are so inexpensive they’re practically disposable!
DIY Plant Markers for Herb Pots
What you need:
- stamps, ink
- Cut strips of paper approximately the same size as the clothespin. You can use scrapbook paper, newsprint, or vintage book pages. I used some old music sheets I found at a garage sale. The strips do not have to be cut perfectly; we’ll take care of the edges later.
- Using white glue, glue a strip to each side of the clothespin making sure to get right to the edges. Let dry completely.
- Using sandpaper, sand away the edges for a distressed but clean edge.
Use alphabet stamps and scrapbooking ink to add the names of the herbs to little brown paper flags, clip them to the clothespins, and voila!
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Ann Davis says
This is so creative.
I could also see making gift tags.
❤️ your ideas
Thank you Ann! and thank you for visiting today xo
They really do add that finishing touch , love your creativity and thanks for sharing ? Great gift idea !
Thank you Lynn!
These are simple, yet beautiful!
Thank you Shauna xo
Lyn Banks says
These are so simple to make yet look really vintage. What a lovely idea and thanks for sharing this great idea Barb.
Thank you so much Lyn!
Very clever! At first glance I though you had stamped the music on which gives me more ideas to do just that with some stamps I have! My pots will sit outside so I’ll need to seal coat that paper. I hope your winter is finally over for good. Such a gorgeous photo!
Thank you so much Roxi! Yes, if you put your plants outside you will have to seal the markers.
Kelly Kardos says
Those posts! The more corroded the better. I have 3 very large pots grouped on the side of the garage and I’ve actually had people ask if they’re for sale…uh NO! This is a DIY I could do. They markers turned out adorable…and your final shot is GORGEOUS!
Thank you so much Kelly! xo
Taryn @ Design, Dining and Diapers says
These pictures are stunning, I love the perfect arrangement you put together. Just beautiful.
Thank you so much Taryn!