DIY Chalkboard Garden Markers

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Give your garden or raised beds a little character this summer by creating these DIY chalkboard garden markers to easily identify your herbs and vegetables. Household items such as wood shims, paint sticks and wooden spoons can be used to easily give your garden that extra touch.

Put tags in the ground to mark vegetables.
Put tags in the ground to mark vegetables. (Image: DIY Chalkboard Garden Tags)

Things You'll Need

  • Wood shims, paint sticks or wooden spoons
  • Painter's tape
  • Drop cloth or cardboard
  • Chalkboard paint 
  • Paintbrush
  • Chalk or chalk marker

Step 1

Gather your supplies and line up your wood shims, paint sticks or wooden spoons on a drop cloth or piece of cardboard for painting.

Supplies
Supplies (Image: DIY Chalkboard Garden Tags)
Wooden spoons and wood shims
Wooden spoons and wood shims (Image: DIY Chalkboard Garden Tags)
Wood shims and paint sticks
Wood shims and paint sticks (Image: DIY Chalkboard Garden Tags)

Step 2

Use painter's tape to tape off how far down you want your paint to go.

Tip

  • Leave enough room on your sticks to keep the paint from going into the ground so there are no chemicals that get into your soil.

Tape off and paint tags.
Tape off and paint tags. (Image: DIY Chalkboard Garden Tags)

Step 3

Paint two coats of paint on either side of your markers, allowing them to dry to the touch between each coat. When they are dry, remove the tape.

Step 4

Using plain chalk or a chalk marker, label your markers with the names of the herbs and vegetables in your garden.

Tip

  • You can use regular chalk if you like to easily erase and rename your markers, but the chalk could come off from rain and weather. A chalk marker will stay on better, and if you plant the same things each year, the label will still be useful. You can easily repaint your markers if necessary.

Write names of vegetables on the tags.
Write names of vegetables on the tags. (Image: DIY Chalkboard Garden Tags)

Step 5

Place your markers in the ground, leaving space between the ground and the paint.

Put tags in the ground to mark vegetables
Put tags in the ground to mark vegetables (Image: DIY Chalkboard Garden Tags)

Now your garden is complete, and all you need to do is water it and wait for your harvest!

Put tags in the ground to mark vegetables
Put tags in the ground to mark vegetables (Image: DIY Chalkboard Garden Tags)

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