My two favorite pastimes are crafts and gardening. This project incorporates both. I love all kinds of plants. It doesn’t matter if they are trees, flowers, vegetables, or herbs, they all hold a special place in my heart…and my yard. These DIY Plant Markers are a wonderful addition to my herb garden. They will also help my family to know what to pick when I say, “Can you bring me some dill?”
In this edition of Craft Lightning, all of the project use Clay Pots and can be completed in 15 minutes or less. Visit Morena’s Corner, 30 Minutes Crafts, and The Country Chic Cottage this week for lots more FAST Clay Pot Crafts.
Supplies Needed for DIY Plant Markers
- Small Broken Clay Pot
- Acrylic Craft Paint
- Paint Brush
- Sharpie Paint Pens
- Sakura Identi-pens
- Acrylic Sealer
My pot was already broken, but if yours is in one piece, you will be need break it. Use a hammer or mallet to lightly hit the clay pot until it starts to crack. Keep breaking the pot apart until you get the pieces in sizes that you want.
Paint the clay pieces solid colors using acrylic paint. My plant markers needed 3 coats, but it didn’t take long to dry between coats.
Add plant or herb names and designs on your DIY plant markers using or Identipens or Sharpie paint pens after the paint has dried.
Spray with 2 coats of acrylic paint to seal.
Now, I have to wait for warm sunny days when it’s time to plant dill and basil. I’m ready for spring!