11 Garden Marker DIY Guides To Help You Label Like A Pro

Add a splash of color and creativity into your garden with any of these unique, personalized garden marker ideas!

1. Lean into your mason-jar obsession with these simple but trendy markers.


Traditionalists know that in the days before Pinterest, gardeners marked their produce with the empty packets of seeds stuck onto a stick. It was a simpler time, before aesthetic became so important, and yet this theme lives on with these mason jar markers. These are truly just the same seed packet on a stick, with the added bonus of protection from the elements by encasing the packet it in a glass jar. Find more about making these on MarthaStewart.com!

2. Spell out success with these Scrabble-inspired markers.

Scrabble Leter

Utilize your old board game pieces to spell out the names of your fruits, veggies, and herbs hiding below the ground! Materials include: Scrabble Tiles, Paint Paddle Stirring Sticks, Red Decorator Spray Paint, and Glue! Find the full guide on The Farm Girl Gab’s!

3.  Add a rustic vibe to your garden with a basic brick marker.


All you need are some bricks and an Expo marker to create these crisp and clear garden pieces! The writing runs the risk of fading due to exposure to outdoor elements, and although some homeowners may prefer the weathered look, you can avoid fading by investing in a layer of clear topcoat paint to hold the color in place. Find the full DIY guide on the Simple Details Blog.

4.  Create a colorful array of garden markers with these wooden kitchen spoons.

Spoon 2

The beauty of these DIY Wooden Spoon markers is you can make them as intricate or as simple as you want. Whether you print out and decoupage a picture onto the base of the spoon, draw a colorful cartoon, or stick to just spelling out the vegetable’s name, you can make these spoons as playful as you want. Check out Playground Parkbench for more!

5. Your garden’s future looks super organized with these crystal-orb inspired markers.


These markers, made of clear glass aquarium pebbles and sticks from your own yard, are an easy, classy way to identify different produce growing beneath the ground. To make the Do-It-Yourself process even easier, you can download the cute produce illustrations from Kids Activities Woo!

6. Get the scoop: DIY Chalkboard Paint Spoons are a great way of marking your fruits and veggies.


Silver spoons and some chalkboard paint is all you need to make these hipster garden markers pop! Experts also suggest a double coat of paint for full coverage, and using a chalk pen rather than chalk itself for clear lettering. Find the full guide on Surviving A Teacher’s Salary.

7. Use a simply decorated paint mixer stick to show your own personality in your garden.

Artists like those on Etsy.com may have inspired these creative garden pieces, but anyone can make them! All you’ll need are a couple of wooden paint mixer sticks, some paint, and your own creativity. Check out some of the options on these DIY Guides from Handmade in the Heartland and Living Well!

8. Color some rocks in tasteful or silly ways to mark the produce that grows below.

A perfect DIY project for kids and adults alike, painting rocks found in your yard is an easy way to add some color and some whimsy to your garden! Get some ideas on West Valley Moms Blog or Adventures in A Box.

9. Upcycle the lids of cans to make clean, easy markers for your yard.


Whether you choose to hang them from a metal stake or lay them on the ground atop of each growing item, these markers are a simple and creative way to keep your garden organized. For the best results, experts at Creative Green Living recommend using a Pampered Chef Smooth Edge Can Opener, which removes glue from the can lid rather than cutting it, keeping it in better shape for your project!

10. Keep it simple with these beaded plant markers.

bead marker

Florist wire, alphabet beads, and round nose pliers are all you need to make these DIY Beaded Garden Markers! Want to get extra creative? Add in some colorful fruit, flower, or vegetable beads to make each stand out. For more on making these bead markers, check out Paging Fun Mums.

11. Don’t get hung up trying to find your growing veggies! Use these clothes pin markers to keep things in order.


Clothes pin markers are both budget-friendly and fun to make. Because they are so simple, they really allow you to make them your own: paint fun patterns on them, mark each with a symbol of the produce or herb they represent, or color-coordinate so your carrot markers are orange, your cucumber ones are green, and your tomato ones are red! Learn more about these simple markers on the Chatfield Court website.


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