Charming Herb Tags

Published June 10, 2016

differentiate-herbs-in-creative-fashionIf you’re planning to put together a herb garden this year, you may want to give some thought to how you would like to label your herbs.

There are many ways to organize a herb garden. A pretty collection of terra cotta pots is always nice in the corner of your garden or perhaps on your windowsill in your kitchen. An outside version close to your kitchen is always convenient as long as you can keep them protected from wildlife.

Whatever design you choose, be sure to label the herbs with attractive markers. The herb garden becomes a part of your indoor or outdoor decor during the summer months.

Here are a few ideas that may inspire you and will only take minutes to assemble.

Metal Rim Key Tags

These tags are best for indoor gardens. You can find these little tags in stationary and craft stores. Be sure to pick up some adhesive letters as well. Simply spell out the name of the selected herb for the tags and carefully apply each letter one by one.

Bend a small wire to hook the key tag on and place in your herb garden.

Cork Tags

Great for outdoor and indoor herb gardens, simply save up your used corks and use a black Sharpie (waterproof) marker to write each herb name on the side of the cork. Insert a wooden skewer and place in your garden.

Clothes Pegs

I’ve always loved the versatility of the clothes peg. To use it as a herb marker simply write the name of the herb on the side and clip it to a small twig. Insert into your pot or garden. For a colourful effect, give the clothes peg a coat of waterproof paint before applying the herb’s name.


I saw this in a friend’s garden last year and thought it was such a cute idea. A simple brick is given new life with a handwritten herb name using waterproof paint. Place the brick at the back of each herb row. These can be used year after year and will withstand all weather.

Chalkboard Paint

Not the best for outdoor herb gardens but really cute for the indoor, potted variety. A simple wooden stick (such as a Popsicle stick) is dipped into chalkboard paint (available at your local paint store or craft store). Then the herb’s name is written on the side of the stick with white or coloured chalk.

Barb Lunter is a freelance writer with a passion for home decor, entertaining and floral design. She also runs Blu Dog Staging & Redesign.