This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. Which means if you purchase through any of our links we will make a small commission at no additional cost to you.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Herb Garden Markers

I have been wishing to make some little plant markers for my herb garden but didn't want anything too expensive or too time consuming.  

These dinner knives came in a package of 4 for  96 cents at Walmart!  

  I grabbed my Sharpie Paint Markers and colored an area on the handle.  Then using a different color I wrote the names of my herbs.

Easy Peasy:)))

I even made a few for my vegetable garden!

I just love these and now when I send my son out to pick a few herbs for me, I get exactly what I order.   

And I just couldn't beat the cost!   I bought eight and spent less than $2 since I already had the paint markers:)) 


  1. This is a cute idea. I bought garden markers and they rusted and faded.

  2. Hi Evelyn, I love basil and mint. I plant them through out the year indoor. I love your garden, I didn't think tomatoes can be planted in in pots, I know yours is large. I might try it, thank you for sharing!

  3. This is the best idea I have seen for markers, and they are dual purpose! Brilliant. Chel

  4. I'm jealous of your herb garden.. I only have basil, thyme and rosemary in mine. I need to get more since me and my fam loves to cook & eat!!

    If you have a sec, hope you can drop by my blog too and read my latest:

  5. Hi! Just dropping by. Nice garden! Love it!!
    Please visit my blog too! :) Thanks!

  6. What a great idea.
    Have a happy day.

  7. Good evening Evelyn, This is a really good idea..... after years of being married and daughters leaving home, I have quite a collection of knives and forks which I do not need anymore, but I have not thrown them away (well you never know when they will be useful).... well, the day has arrived, I am going to use them to make these markers for the plants in my garden. I do know the names of the plants, but do you know sometimes when a friend asks me the name, the name of the plant goes right out of my head, so if I label everything, I will not forget.
    Thank you for a fabulous idea.
    Best wishes

  8. Hi, Evelyn. Your plant markers are so creative and practical. Great idea! Thanks for hosting another great party.

  9. I like this idea. I need to do something to mark my pepper plants as I always mix them up, and this would be cheap and fairly quick. I wonder how well they'll hold up to rain.

  10. Seriously good idea. I was wondering what the markers would be made of. Love it. Thanks for sharing on Thursdays Treasures

  11. Evelyn I love your idea these are great, I have a bunch of wine corks that I would like to fashion into markers! Your basil looks great by the way!! Have a great weekend:)

  12. Evelyn, I love the garden markers. Perfect. My daughter needs these as she grows herbs. Nice. Linda

  13. That really is a cute idea!

  14. Saw you on Pursuit of Functional Home's link party. Love this idea, they are so cute and easy!!

  15. How fun to use knives! I am soooo going to "steel" this idea... LOL!! ..... :)

    hugs xx Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

  16. Evelyn,
    What a cool idea! You can buy them at a second hand store for like 10 cents too! Clever my friend and will last than a wooden one. I like it. Pinning!!!
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

  17. These are so cute, Evelyn! Love them. I'm stealing your idea for next year. Now off to the thrift stores and flea market to find the knives!

    Wishes for tasty dishes,
    Tumbleweed Contessa

  18. Love your markers. Thanks so much for sharing with Adorned From Above's Blog Hop 55. We can't wait to see what you have for us this week. This weeks party is live.
    Have a great week.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

  19. Very cute! Looks like you have a nice herb garden. :)

  20. That is a neat idea! Plus... it make me want to grow an herb garden too :).

    The Wondering Brain

  21. Love those markers. Thanks for linking up and sharing them with me :)

  22. Great idea! Thanks for linking up at Tried and True Recipe party!

  23. Wow, aren't you smart! I always think I will remember which herb is which and never do -- so I need this! Thanks so much for sharing on Busy Monday!

  24. I love these! I didn't know sharpie made paint markers too! I will have to check that out. These are so cute and easy and inexpensive all in one! What more could a person ask for!

    Thank you for sharing these at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party! I am so glad you brought these by. I will be featuring them at my Top 10 Favorites of the In and Out of the Kitchen LInk Party #19! Thanks

    Cynthia at

  25. What a great idea!

    Thanks for sharing it on Super Sunday! Can't wait to see what you bring us next week!!!


Thank you so much for your sweet comments:)))