Identifying a plant by sight is a real skill that takes time to develop.

Labeling plants, especially pots of herbs, looks cute. And it’s a great way to teach children (and some adults) what plants look like.

Here are some plant markers that can be made from every day household items.


Homemade Plant Markers

Clothespin Marker — You will need a wooden clothespin, a wooden skewer or wooden dowel, and sharpie markers. For directions, look at the photograph. Image from site.

Printable Plant Markers — The site has all the instructions and printable template. Image from site.

Twig Seed Markers —  Practically free to make. Image from site.