Introduction: DIY Garden Markers
It’s pretty easily to tell the difference between basil and rosemary, but garden markers are so darn cute that I made a set for my herb garden with polymer clay and rubber stamps.
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To make your own garden markers you'll need:
oven bake-able polymer clay rolled into 1.25″ balls (one ball for each marker)
appropriate baking dish (according to package instructions)
a rolling pin
a butter knife
rubber letter stamps
Roll each clay ball into a coil about 5.5″ long. Then flatten the coils to .25″ thick with your rolling pin.
Use the dull side of your knife to trim one end into a point (the dull side won’t leave behind serrated marks), and shape the edges of each marker with the flat side of your knife. Smooth out any imperfections with your finger, transfer the markers into your baking dish, and get your stamps out.
Stamp your garden markers, and bake them according to the clay package instructions. Polymer clay is plastic, so don’t worry about sealing it. Be gentle with your markers! Polymer clay isn’t the most sturdy material, but if you carefully plant them next to your herbs they should last. I've had mine outside all summer, and they've held up just fine!