I was looking for a different way to mark the herbs that I put in my planter, and after coming across some inspiration, I decided to run with the idea of stamped metal.
I did some research on types of metal and found hollow welding tubes, and thought those would make the perfect garden stakes.
Square Welding Tube (3ft. x 1/2") @ $5 each
Hack saw with metal-cutting blade @ $10
Clamps or extra set of hands
Medium Grit Sandpaper @ $2/pack
Metal Stamps in font of your choice @ $20
Black Permanent Marker
Scrap Cloth or Paper Towel
Full tutorial and other information can be found here: http://rhodylife.blogspot.com/2013/04/garden-markers.html