Easy DIY Garden Markers

Happy Monday to you! I hope you had a great weekend. We got a lot done in the kitchen this weekend and I’m hoping to share some of our progress in my next post but, besides working on this reno, I’ve been busy puttering outside and planting some early carrots and radish in the garden.

To keep track of what’s planted where, I wanted to make some garden markers last summer but never got around to it so I made sure I did it early this year. They’re nothing fancy but they were really inexpensive and ridiculously easy to make, plus they’re cute.

Easy, DIY Garden Markers | chatfieldcourt.comYes, they are clothes pins that I painted and attached to a stick from the yard. I used the leftover exterior paint that I painted on my garage door last year and simply wrote on each using a waterproof Sharpie. I was going to find a way to put some pretty lettering on them but there’s not much writing room on a clothes pin and I wasn’t sure how it would hold up with the weather so I just kept it simple and went with the Sharpie. Just for fun I dipped a couple pins into white paint to add a little stripe.

Easy, DIY Garden Markers | chatfieldcourt.comNot fancy, but fun and functional and it only cost me $1.59 for the clothes pins. If they only make it one season it’s no big deal to do more next year or to try something else.

Easy, DIY Garden Markers | chatfieldcourt.comEasy, DIY Garden Markers | chatfieldcourt.comDo you use garden markers? Have you been able to plant anything in your garden yet?

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32 thoughts on “Easy DIY Garden Markers

  1. I am not a gardener. However I have gown petunias and a couple hard to kill indoor plants in the past. I love the results of gardening but I seem to have a black thumb. LOL Great idea with the clothespins.

    • Thanks Debbie. I love to garden but it is harder to grow certain things in Florida. We could never really keep a garden when we lived down there (so maybe it isn’t your black thumb 😉 ). It’s great to be able to grow tomatoes again.

      Hope you have a great week!

  2. Hi,
    I love this idea. Clothespins are so much fun to paint and make things from. I’ve used them for magnets and to display photos but never thought to use them in the garden. I love the color and whimsy they add. Thanks for sharing this idea!
    Cheryl @ 22 Applegate Lane

  3. I LOVE LOVE LOVE these! i have tried many different garden markers and never really liked any of them. I am totally do this. It is easy and cheap and therefor right up my ally! I also use clothesepins and colorful sharpies to decorate little paper holders for my desk- Mail, Bills, Receipts etc. Some just have my name on them. I love clothespins because they really open and shut and hold things. Thanks for the inspiration, Michele ( from Favorite Thursday Things Blog Hop)

    • I’m so glad that my garden markers inspired you. They really are great for so many different things and the fact that they’re so cheap helps a lot. 😉
      Thanks so much for stopping in from Favorite Thursday Things Blog Hop.
      K.

    • Ooooo, that sounds like a great Mother’s Day gift. My husband never remembers either. I drew a garden map for him last year. Thanks so much for stopping over from Feathered Nest link party.
      K.

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