Leave Your Mark With Custom Herb Markers

Published June 29, 2018

I’m always amazed at the creativity gardeners’ display when I see their homemade herb markers.

Every year there are a few that I would love to replicate in my own garden.

This year, the recycled wine cork inspired me. These cork herb markers are very simple to assemble and look great in a potted herb garden, just be sure to use a waterproof marker when labeling the corks!

Here are some great ideas for homemade herb markers:

Wine Cork
Save your wine corks! Not only is this product 100 per cent natural, biodegradable and a renewable resource, its uses when recycled are endless.

Simply write the name of your herb on the side of the cork and insert a wooden barbecue skewer into the long end. Place it square in your herb garden pot.

Red bricks are wonderful for using as herb markers for large garden areas. If you have a fairly large herb garden in your yard, these bricks may be perfect for you.

Clean the brick of any dirt and let it dry.

Once it is dry write the name of each herb with a large marker in bold print. Chuck that brick straight into your herb garden.

Scrabble letters
Yes, you read that right. Scrabble letters work beautifully as herb markers when glued onto wooden craft sticks.

You can order wooden letters online or from a local store as well for this idea. Simply use a glue gun and glue sticks to attach the wooden letters to the craft sticks.

Spell out each herbs name and insert them into herb pots or your herb garden.

Probably one of the most natural herb markers is the humble twig. Select a few twigs from your garden and clean them of any dirt or debris.

Use a sharp knife or a vegetable peeler to remove a small area of the outside bark. With a medium size black marker, write the name of each herb on the individual twigs.

Place them in your herb pot or herb garden.

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