How to Make Creative Plant Markers with Teena Spindler

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Gardeniere Teena Spindler shows us a few creative and simple ways to turn ordinary plant markers into creative conversation pieces.



Using old wooden spoons, twigs from the garden, and even some colorful duct tape and chopsticks, she shows you how to create a theme while keeping track of those prized garden specimens.

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Wood Die Cut Plant Markers

What You Need:
Wood Die Cuts
Chopsticks
Glue Gun
Craft Paints
Permanent Marker

Step 1 – Gather your supplies

Step 2 – Using a glue gun, affix the top of the chopstick to the back of a wood die cut.

Step 3 – Decorate with craft paints

Step 4 – With a permanent marker, write the name of your plant. It’s also a good idea to write the date too!

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Duct Tape Plant Markers

What You Need:
Duct Tape (plain or colorful patterns)
Chopsticks
Scissors
Permanent Marker

Step 1 – Cut a strip of duct tape that is between 4 and 6 inches long.

Step 2 – With the tape laying sticky side up, place the top of your chopstick perpendicular and in the center of the tape.

Step 3 – Carefully fold one side of the tape over the chopstick and onto itself and smooth out any air pockets.

Step 4 – Trim the edge for a clean finish, or cut diagonally for flag tips.

Step 5 – With a permanent marker, write the name of your plant. It’s also a good idea to write the date too!

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Wooden Spoon Plant Markers

What You Need:
Wooden Spoons and Utensils
Permanent Marker
Craft Paint (optional)

With your permanent marker write the name of your plant on the large end of the wooden utensil and place it handle side down into your garden or container.

You can use craft paint to decorate and add a pop of color too.
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