I love the look of plant markers and made a set of Stamped Metal Plant Markers to label herbs in my herb garden.
The metal and wire used to make these is galvanized, so these markers won’t rust and can be used for years to come.
How to Make the Plant Markers
To make these markers, you’ll need:
Cut Circles from Roof Flashing
I used roof flashing left over from a long ago craft project.
Use tin snips to cut a section of metal flashing.
Trace circles onto the metal and cut out with the tin snips. A drill press could also be used to cut out the circles.
Be sure to wear heavy-duty gloves when working as the cut edges can be sharp.
The edges can be sanded to smooth them out.
Stamp Circles with Plant Names
Place a circle on a block of wood and use a metal stamp kit to stamp the plant name onto the circle.
I found a hammer to work better than the tool that came with the kit for making deeply stamped letters.
Use an awl to add a hole to the top of each circle.
Use pliers to bend a section of wire to form a hook for each marker.
These are a few of the plant makers that I made.
Enjoy the Plant Markers
These plant markers are not only functional, but I think that they look nice as well.
If you have a metal stamp kit, check out how to make personalized Christmas ornaments.
I made an ornament for each child in my homeroom class for Christmas and they loved them.