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DIY plant markers for your spring garden

Amy is a stay-at-home mommy to her 1-year-old daughter, Hailey Mae. She is a lover of all things domestic and blogs about her cooking, crafting, and parenting adventures on her personal blog, The Artful Blogger.

Label this year's garden with homemade garden markers

How does your garden grow? Make sure you don't forget what you planted and where! Whip up these cute and easy garden markers to keep that garden organized.

Label this year's garden with homemade garden markers

Supplies:

  • Bakeable modeling clay
  • Parchment paper
  • Rolling pin
  • Pizza cutter
  • Small spatula
  • Alphabet stamps
  • Decorative stamps

Directions:

1. Knead the clay

Label this year's garden with homemade garden markers

Unwrap the clay and start kneading it with your hands. Work the clay to soften it up a bit, then roll it into a ball.

2. Roll out the clay

Label this year's garden with homemade garden markers

Lay out a piece of parchment paper on your work surface. Grab your rolling pin and roll out the clay to approximately 1/4-inch thickness.

3. Cut the strips

Label this year's garden with homemade garden markers

Use the pizza cutter to cut the clay into strips that are about 1/2-inch wide.

4. Separate the strips

Label this year's garden with homemade garden markers

Gently separate the strips from the rest of the clay by using a small spatula.

5. Make the point

Label this year's garden with homemade garden markers

Cut a point at one end of the strip with the pizza cutter.

6. Stamp the letters

Label this year's garden with homemade garden markers

Use your alphabet stamps to spell out the names of the herbs in the clay. You can use small decorative stamps like flowers and leaves to add a little extra design.

7. Bake the clay

Label this year's garden with homemade garden markers

Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F. Lay the strips out on a piece of parchment paper placed on top of a cookie sheet and bake them in the oven for 1 hour.

8. Put them in the ground

Label this year's garden with homemade garden markers

Once the garden stakes have cooled, stick them in the soil and they are ready to use.

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