Introduction: How to Make Chalkboard Garden Stakes

How to Make Chalkboard Garden Stakes requires just a few supplies and is an easy tutorial that results in a great handmade gift. Video tutorial included. View Here: Tutorial

Step 1: Materials

Materials:(1) 8ft pressure treated furring strip, Chalkboard Spray Paint, Masking Tape, Chalk, Ribbon

Step 2: Cut Strips


  • Measure your furring strip every 12″ and mark your stick.
  • Set your miter saw at a 45 degree angle (if you do not have a saw, have the nice folks at Lowe’s cut your stakes for you)
  • BEFORE YOU CUT: Cut a 45 degree angle every 24″
  • Return your saw to a square cut and cut each 24″ piece with angle ends down the middle (each stake should have a flat top and 45 degree angle cut at the bottom)
  • You should have 8 stakes when you are done.

Step 3: Mask Stakes

Painting: Mask your stick at about 6″ from the top with masking tape.

Step 4: Paint

Spray all your sticks and let dry for about 1 hour

Step 5: Wrap With a Bow

Wrap with a bow, add chalk and a few seed packets and you have the perfect gift for garden lover. How to Make Chalkboard Garden Stakes is a quick do it yourself project. Don’t let cutting the furring strip deter you, both Lowe’s and Home Depot have cutting stations and this project will only take a few minutes! The How to Make Chalkboard Garden Stakes is an easy tutorial that results in a great handmade gift. For more tips and tricks visit

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tomatoskins (author)2015-06-11

These are great! I love this idea! Thanks for sharing and welcome to the community!


Thanks for the comment! I am excited to start creating more instructables.

MultiTaskingMaven (author)2015-06-11

Thanks for the comment, I use them inside and in the greenhouse. They are great for starting herbs especially!

Jobar007 (author)2015-06-11

Wouldn't watering your garden erase the chalk names? Would a grease pencil work and be eraseable on the chalkboard material?

This is a neat idea that is a lot classier than plastic stakes. Thanks for sharing!