My planters are overflowing with beautiful flowers, veggies, and herbs. I love them. I really do. But I’m not so much a fan of the plant markers that came with my plants. Functional? Yes. Pretty? Nope. So I made some of my own using materials you probably have at home already.
You need a vinyl mini blind (we had one in the attic we weren’t using), spray paint in any color, painter’s tape, scissors, and a Sharpie.
Cut the slat part of the blinds free of the strings that hold them in place. And then cut each slat into a shorter piece any length you like. One end can be square or rounded, but the other end should be pointed to make it easier to stick in the ground. I made mine longer so that I could include more details about each plant on the back of the marker.
Wrap each marker with painter’s tape in a variety of patterns. Remember that the space under the tape will be white after you’ve painted. Now, spray paint the markers to they’re covered evenly.
When the paint is dry, carefully peel the tape off. And ta da!
Write the plant name on the front with a Sharpie. On the back, you can include important information like sun and water exposure for easy reference. The markers go in the dirt with your plants, providing the information you need in a package that’s almost as lovely as your flowers.