DIY Herb Garden Markers perfect for indoor herb or windowsill gardens. Made with chalkboard paint and markers, they are super easy to make and reusable!
I don’t have a green thumb, unfortunately, and I can’t seem to keep the flowering plants I buy from our neighborhood hardware store alive despite my best efforts. I’ve been successful, however, in growing vegetable scraps right in my kitchen!
Aside from Willie, my thriving scallion friend, I also have a mini herb garden on my windowsill. The small box contains about 6 or 7 types of herbs I regularly use for cooking and these DIY chalkboard herb garden markers are such cute way to keep each one clearly labeled.
They are so easy to make with supplies you can get from your local dollar store and are so fun to use for potted plants or indoor gardens.
- Plastic garden marker stakes (we found the ones we used here at Dollar Tree)
- Chalkboard paint (not spray paint, use brush-on)
- Sealant, optional
Lay out a few old newspapers on your work area to catch paint drips.
Take the garden markers by the stem, and dip into the can of chalkboard paint. Hold each marker upside down so the excess paint can run off and to avoid bubbles.
Place the marker on the newspaper and allow to dry for about 1 hour. Re-dip each garden marker for additional layers of chalk to keep the chalkboard from chipping later on.
Repeat the process of dipping, dripping, and then drying on the newspapers until each garden marker has 3 coats of paint. Allow 24 hours for the paint to fully dry.
Using a chalkboard marker or chalk, write the names of the plants on the chalkboard labels. Press firmly.
Coat each garden marker with a clear sealant when done to help waterproof the labels if using outdoors. Otherwise, the chalkboard herb garden markers are now ready to be displayed, used, and enjoyed!
For an outdoor garden, you might want to check out the step by step instructions on how to make large chalkboard stakes. And if you’re into canning your Summer produce, I’ve got your covered with these totally FREE canning label printables you can download, edit and/or print. 🙂