With my brand new raised garden beds planted, I really wanted some cute garden plant labels to label each of my plants. I looked at some of the garden plant labels at the store but they were fairly pricey. I like my garden plant labels to be large enough so that when the plant grows, I can still find the label and identify the plant. These garden plant labels are very easy to make and take only a few minutes. If you are artistic, you can paint the words and vegetables on the front of your pots. Painting is not one of my skills, so I chose to write the words with permanent markers.
Garden Plant Labels
- Clay pots. You will need as many as you have types of plants.
- Outdoor paint. You will need a paint like house paint in a light color that will stand up to the outdoor weather.
- Permanent markers. To write the words on the front and draw the vegetables.
- Frog Tape. To mark off the rectangle space you will be painting. Frog Tape (see it on Amazon) prevents the paint from bleeding underneath the tape.
- Paint Brush. I went with a 1″ brush.
- If you are using used clay pots, brush off all of the dirt or debris from the outside of the clay pot.
- Using the Frog Tape, mark off a rectangle or square on the front of each pot. Be unique and don’t aim for an exact shape.
- Paint inside the Frog Tape. You may need more than one coat.
- Let it dry completely.
- Peel off the Frog Tape slowly.
- Using permanent markers, write the name of the plant that you have planted. If you want, you can also draw the food you’re growing on there.
- Place the garden plant labels upside down near the plant you want to identify.