Saturday, July 21, 2012

Tile Plant Markers

I was in my favorite garden store last week and saw these really cute plant markers made from glass tile and old forks....and they only cost $4 a piece...

I figured I could make them myself for like 40 cents a piece!

Of course I didn't take a picture....I should of taken a picture...

I did the next best thing...I went google image searching....and boy did I find some cute ideas for plant markers....and I will share!

First, I'll show you how I was able to replicate those fancy markers.

Supplies You Need







Old Forks.....Goodwill has them for 29cents each




 














 



Good All Purpose Adhesive

 Fine Point Paint Marker











Tile or glass pieces

Funny story about these tiles....I rescued them during a building remodel at one of the schools I used to teach at....

Maybe I will share some of these markers with other teachers who taught in that school with me.....hmmmm!







  I always feel sort of silly telling the how to steps for something this straight forward....but hey if I do, I can call it a tutorial! 

  1. Use the paint marker to write the plant name on the tile (let it dry)
  2.  Use the Adhesive to attach the tile to the fork (let it dry)
  3. Tie the raffia around the fork (add a little adhesive so it stays....let it dry)
  4. Stick the marker in the ground next to the plant.

Aren't you glad you read that tutorial?  I imagine you would have really struggled to figure this out by yourself....
so "you are welcome...I am glad I could help"!

Here are the other ideas I found for plant markers on the cheap!





Love this idea using spoons and printed labels!

It was one of many examples on the Gardening Adventures Blog.




Carissa put together lots of ideas for Garden Bling here.

These are dollar store glass beads with paint markers.  Love the idea of the sticks and twine too.











Artsy Vava used corks stuck on forks....ooh I made a poem...

I never have luck writing on cork....it always looks easy....but alas I fail!!










This is just one of the ideas on the Buckets of Gardening Blog!

The flattened spoon is a nice look.
I don't know how to do the stamping...but I might want to learn...this is pretty cool looking.









Hope your plants are growing and you get a bit of inspiration for making your own plant markers....
Sad to say....since I made the marker for my lavender plant....it totally died....guess I have to head back to the garden store and buy another plant!  I'll be sure to walk by the display of garden markers and laugh at the price!

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29 comments:

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

Those are all great ideas. Just what my garden needs :-)

Sue@House Pretty said...

I love those tiles you used, very delicate looking!

Michelle said...

Very cool, they look awesome :)

xo, Jersey Girl said...

I love the ones with the corkscrews!! Thanks for this post!

Visiting from the blog hop, and happy to be your newest follower!!

Check out my blog if you get the chance.

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Brenda said...

What great ideas! These would definitely make awesome gifts! I am a new follower from the hop.

Daisy TrendyMomReviews said...

New follower! Love your site and looking forward to reading more!

Hope you will follow back!
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walkingon travels said...

What a fantastic idea! I think I have my project for the week with my little guys. My garden can always use a few labels. Now if I could just get the toddler to stop eating all of my raspberries and let me have a taste, then I would have found the perfect craft!

Camille Griffiths said...

These are really cute ideas! Thanks for sharing :)

Charlotte R.B said...

Hiya, what a brilliant idea! I will try this when I get a spear chance. Following from Mom Blog Monday. Stop by my blog when you can =] x

Monica said...

How cool are these!!! Love your blog! Now following via blog hop and would love a follow back. All the best!

DGMommy Tamara said...

Those are super cute! I never bother marking my plants, I love teaching my kids to recognize by sight, smell and taste, but these are too cute not to do! Being a wine lover, I especially enjoy those corks, but you're right - writing on them isn't easy. I wonder if she had a special pen...

Visiting from the hop!

Stacy Uncorked said...

What great ideas! I never thought using old silverware as garden markers...now I'm inspired! :) Congrats on being featured on Mom Blog Monday - nice to 'meet' you. ;) I'm your newest follower. :)


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Sarah Beth said...

Coming over from the blog hop! What a great idea! I would love it if you checked out my blog when you get a chance!

Sarah @ Our Family of Three
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Lulu and Brian said...

These are too flipping cute! Hopped over from the blog hop. Am a new follower. You've got some great stuff! Check out my blog when you have a chance:
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Liz said...

So excited to find a new friend from Naptime Review!

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Simply Sweet Sunday said...

Hi!
I think your plant markers look the best out of all the rest shown! Super cute! I think I will have to give this a try for my garden and maybe make some extras for gifts.
I stopped by from the Monday Mingle Blog Hop. I'm your newest follower and would love for you to stop by and say hi and return the follow.
Hope you have a great day - I'll be back to check out more later!
Katherine
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Renee C. said...

Hi Mary, I love the tile markers and the cork markers. I might have to drink more wine just to get the corks to make the markes! lol


I wanted to let you know that I've nominated you for a Liebster Blog Award. Check and it out and see if you can find Waldo (don't ask!)

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Cheers, Renee :-)

Angela at A Typical English Home said...

I'm a new follower after finding you via the Monday Mingle! Have enjoyed reading through your recent posts (LOVE the playdough starfish).

Hope you'll drop by my blog when you get a minute :-)

pretty little things said...

just discovered your blog and I love it!
I'm your newest follower - hope you can check me out too! xo

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Mixed Kreations said...

Just stopping by from the Saturday showcase. Love your plant markers, this is such a great idea. The tiles ones are really pretty, but my favor is still the cork stuck on a fork. Very unique. Thanks for sharing.

Michelle G said...

How cute are those! All of them. Love those ideas for garden markers. If I'm not already a follower, I'll be following now from a Wednesday hop!
Michelle
Heartfelt Balance Handmade Life

Gecko Roofing Inc said...

Those are, HANDS DOWN, the cutest thing I've ever seen...love, LOVE them!

Sheena said...

I am stopping by from Welcome Wednesday. I LOVE these ideas for labeling! So cute! I am your newest follower!

Jody and Stan said...

Love all the ideas for plant markers. Thanks for sharing on Simple & Sweet Fridays. Great post!

Jody

Yael from Home Garden Diggers said...

I Love all your plant markers. Such creative ideas and so pretty. Now, I just wish I were organized enough to mark my plants. Lol

Yael from Home Garden Diggers

Tami Von Zalez said...

Popped in from the blog hop. Really like the tiles you rescued.

Give me a visit some time ~
thriftshopcommando.blogspot.com

Jody and Stan said...

Congrats! Just wanted to let you know you've been featured on Simple & Sweet Fridays. Thanks for sharing this creative project.
Don't forget to grab a button if you'd like. Have a wonderful week!

Jody

Anonymous said...

thanks for share.

kewkew said...

What a great collection of cute ideas. So creative.
I wanted to thank you for joining in with Lovin' The Weekend Blog Hops last weekend!
I am now following you!