My DIY Plant Sticks for my Garden

So, my gardens are starting to get the best of me time wise so please pardon any weeds you may or may not see in my garden.

I have a lot of plants. With the tags they came with looking like this I was constantly explaining to people what they all were.

As you may have heard on facebook this was my first outdoors DIY. I made the mistake of just grabbing the kids washable paint since it was on hand. Well, it washed off the first time it rained.

So I redid them this time with good Behr paint with primer. They are actually purple even though they don’t look it.

Don’t they look good next to all my herbs?

I made 22 total and now I’m working on larger ones for my main garden. Total cost for both projects $7 (and I bought way more paint then I needed).


  1. Kathy says

    Are those paint sticks?

  2. Tammi @ My Organized Chaos says

    That’s a good idea – I still use the plastic inserts and they always get ruined and fly away!

    My Organized Chaos

  3. Donna says

    Much more attractive then the plant sticks that come with the plants. Love it!

  4. Ooh, those are cool! I have some cheapie metal ones but don’t think they’ll last more than a season or two. Really like the look of yours!

  5. Emilie @ Baby Loving Mama says

    I actually like the second ones better. The words really pop on that white background!

  6. You did a great job! I love those.

  7. Abby Approved says

    I like them! I just found a really cute painted garden stone idea that I want to make. I need to get on it!

  8. Hey Jenn, Thanks for hosting and I tweeted for you, and also I voted too! Good luck with that.

  9. Mimi says

    Oh my goodness, those plant stakes are adorable! You could bundle them and sell them! As for the paint, got any rooms that need a new color? LOL

  10. Jenny says

    Those are cool!

  11. Melinda-LooKWhatMomFound..and Dad too! says

    I like that idea! I should do it because I don’t remember which are my cucumbers and which are my green beans LOL

  12. I love your gardening sticks. Excited to see more photos!

  13. Kelly says

    I love this! These are so much easier to read than the ones that come with the plants.

  14. Sara@MommaFindings says

    Oh my goodness. I LOVE LOVE your pin signs. My herb garden bit the dust. ALL of it. all I have left is a HUGE (and when I say huge I mean HUGE) Basil bush. Maybe the TX heat has been too harsh, but now I’m feeling so sad after seeing yours. Good work though. I want to do that next year.

  15. Candace says

    I’m stealing that idea they look GREAT!

  16. what a cute & frugal idea! I have, well had those plant sticks that came with stuff too… all got faded, lost ot broken… so sometimes I still have to guess myself, LOL!

  17. Stefany T says

    Great job Jennifer! Not only useful, but cute too. Win/Win!

  18. Mrs. Cox says

    They turned out great!! Too cute.

  19. Bobbie says

    Okay, I don’t have a garden but I am SERIOUSLY thinking of doing one next year. We LOVE fresh veggies and I think we could save a ton by planting our own.. I absolutely LOVE your homemade sticks! I am going to bookmark this for when I start!

  20. We planted a lot too. Lots of weeds as well. 🙁

  21. Great job I wish I knew how to grow stuffs lol

  22. Those look great… much better than the tiny ones that come with the plants.

  23. Awesome job they look SO much better than the ugly ones from the nursery!

  24. Aleks says

    Good job! I wish I had a big space for a garden! We’re doing some container gardening but it is a learning process 🙂

  25. They look really good!

  26. Crystal C says

    That was a great idea! I like the way it looks, and I’m sure leads to a lot less questions asked

  27. Dee says

    They look great!!

  28. blueviolet @ A Nut in a Nutshell says

    Those are darn cute, mama!

  29. Great idea! It’s certainly easier to tell what’s what with your plant stick than the tags that come when you buy the plants. I love ’em.

  30. Those are SO cute!

  31. Great job on your project! I do love labels.

    Best of luck in the contest, too.

  32. Leilani says

    I love DIY projects. It gives so much personality to things! Great job.

  33. won says

    I like the black and white against the colors of the garden. It is simple and yet stands out.

  34. Lisa @ Oh Boy Oh Boy Oh Boy says

    love it. it makes the garden cuter in addition to being helpful

  35. Great idea love it!

  36. Those look great! Much nicer!!!

  37. Deborah says

    Great idea! I so need to do this in my garden too!

  38. Karen says

    I love those! If I ever have another garden I’m stealing this idea.

  39. i LOVE those markers! in fact, i may steal your idea for my fall garden!

  40. You are so organized! I love those!

  41. Those look great! And your basil (my favorite spice) looks beautiful.

  42. Jayme says

    Those look so much cuter!

  43. looks great! Wish I could do a garden.

  44. Melissa S says

    They look great, I think I will make some for my herbs. So much cuter than the ugly plastic ones that come with the plant.

  45. Kemi says

    Those are nice. I need to make some for my coming garden.

  46. Linda Manns Linneman says

    I really like this idea. I will give it a try come spring. Thank you for sharing

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