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!

Have a great day!

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0 comments on “Tile Plant Markers

  1. Anonymous

    I love those tiles you used, very delicate looking!

  2. Anonymous

    Very cool, they look awesome πŸ™‚

  3. xo, Jersey Girl

    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.

    xo, Jersey Girl


  4. Brenda

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

  5. walkingon travels

    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!

  6. Camille Griffiths

    These are really cute ideas! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  7. Charlotte R.B

    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

  8. Monica

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

  9. DGMommy Tamara

    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!

  10. Sarah Beth

    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

  11. Simply Sweet Sunday

    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!

  12. Angela at A Typical English Home

    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 πŸ™‚

  13. Mixed Kreations

    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.

  14. Michelle G

    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!
    Heartfelt Balance Handmade Life

  15. Gecko Roofing Inc

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

  16. Sheena

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

  17. Jody and Stan

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


  18. Yael from Home Garden Diggers

    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

  19. Tami Von Zalez

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

    Give me a visit some time ~

  20. Jody and Stan

    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!


  21. Anonymous

    thanks for share.

  22. kewkew

    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!