How to Make Garden Labels

Overview

Garden labels provide a quick and easy way to identify essential information about the various plants in a garden. A novel addition to the small garden and a necessity in the large garden, labels are the fastest way to reference information on the various plants in a garden. Gardeners record data, including the type of plant and the date planted, directly on the garden labels.

Wooden Garden Labels

Step 1

Write the name of the plant on one end of a wooden Popsicle stick with a permanent marker.

Step 2

Record any additional information about the plant, such as date of planting, on the other side of the wooden stick.

Step 3

Apply a coat of clear, waterproof, nontoxic sealant to the wooden stick.

Step 4

Allow to dry according to manufacturer directions.

Step 5

Place the garden label close to the plant, or plants, to which it belongs.

Stone Garden Labels

Step 1

Clean the stones with water so that all dirt, debris and dust is removed.

Step 2

Allow to dry thoroughly.

Step 3

Write plant names and other information on the stones using acrylic paints.

Step 4

Allow the paint to dry, then apply a clear, waterproof, nontoxic sealant to the top of the stone.

Step 5

Allow to dry and place in the appropriate locations in the garden.

Things You'll Need

  • Permanent marker Wooden Popsicle sticks or craft sticks Clear, waterproof, nontoxic sealant Acrylic paint Large, smooth stones

References

  • The Frugal Life: Popsicle Sticks
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