Make Clay Plant Markers For Your Herb Garden

Let your homemade clay plant markers dry undisturbed
August 07, 2017 | 11:03 am / Jessica Walliser
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These DIY clay plant markers to label your herbs and other plants don't cost much, and they air dry so there's no baking required.

Are you tired of paying a lot for fancy plant markers to help you label the herbs in your garden? These cool DIY clay plant markers are inexpensive and fun to make—it’s a great rainy day project for kids and grown-ups alike! You can make dozens of markers for just a few dollars, and though this article teaches you how to make basic plant markers, you can spice them up by using colored air-dry clay, painting the finished product, or even by having your kids carve fun shapes and designs into the clay before drying. Let your imagination be your guide.


  • A tub of white, air-dry clay, 2 to 2.5 pounds
  • Flat work surface
  • Rolling pin
  • 12-inch ruler
  • Rolling pizza cutter
  • Herb leaves
  • Chopstick or pointed wooden skewer
  • Wax or parchment paper
  • Cookie sheet or another flat drying surface
  • Butter knife
  • Spatula

Let your homemade clay plant markers dry undisturbed until the clay fully hardens, about three days. Your plant markers are now ready to be used in the garden.

One word of caution: Do not leave your homemade plant markers in the garden over the winter if you live where freezing temperatures are the norm. Collect and store them indoors before cold temperatures arrive.

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