DIY Herb Garden Markers that add character to your garden. These creative Plant Stakes are so easy to make using air-dry clay and letter stamps.
Last year I made these cute DIY plant stakes for my shop. The customers loved them and they were so easy to make. I decided to remake them this year and utilize them to label my herb garden.
Come see how fun and easy these are to make. I think they would make a great gift as well!
DIY Herb Garden Markers
Let’s make some fun and cute herb garden plant stakes! All you need is air dry clay, a pizza cutter (or knife), letter stamps and acrylic sealer. This is a great project for summer afternoon and the kids will love making these too!
How To Make DIY Embossed Garden Markers
Supplies Needed For This Project:
Step 1: Roll Out Your Clay
After you have gathered together all your supplies, roll out your air dry clay into an even disk about 1/2″ thick. Make sure it is smooth and even.
Step 2: Cut Your DIY Garden Markers
Using a pizza cutter, cut even strips of clay that are at least 8″ long and 3/4″ wide. Evenly cut the top straight across. For the bottom, cut the dough to form a point. This makes it easier to place in the dirt.
Step 3: Shape and Stamp The Plant Stakes
Now, roll the top edge of the clay down so it creates a cute spiral. This is totally optional but I think it adds a lot of character.
Now, it’s time to stamp your DIY herb garden markers. Determine what each plant stake will say and gently push the letters into the clay to spell each word. If the dough spreads out on the sides while you are stamping, don’t worry. After, you can even out the edges before baking them.
Step 4: Bake To Speed Up The Drying
Place each stake onto a baking sheet fitted with a cooling rack and bake in the oven at 200 degrees for 45 minutes to an hour. You will have to keep checking the diy garden markers to see when they are done. You can tell when all the moisture has been removed from the clay. Remove from the oven and let cool overnight.
Once the garden markers are cooled and dry, spray with acrylic sealer. This will make the clay resistant to any moisture in the soil.
Place your DIY Herb Garden Markers in your plant and enjoy!
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Air Dry Clay Project Ideas
I love working with air dry clay. Here are some other project ideas that I have shared in the past. Click the image to view each post and get the instructions.