5 Simple DIY Plant Markers

chalkboard paint pot

2. Chalkboard Paint Pot

If you’re planting in containers, you can use chalkboard paint to label your pots! The beauty of this method is that you can re-label easily as you change what’s in your pots each season. Just wipe off the chalk, and write on the new name. You can check out how to make a chalkboard paint pot over at Urban Organic Gardener.

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Written by Becky Striepe

My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with β€œsleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .

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  1. Cheap mini-blinds are colored with lead paint. They should go to the landfill, for safety’s sake. The dust is toxic. Cuting them releases dust. Putting them in a pot releases lead to the soil, which can be taken up by plants… You get the picture. I would urge you to take down this “tip”. Katie B., retired environmental manager

    • Mini blinds don’t necessarily have lead paint. If you’d like to try the project but you aren’t sure about your blinds, you can purchase lead detection swabs from the hardware store. They’re fairly inexpensive, and they’re easy to use. I keep lead swabs to use at garage sales and thrift stores–if I’m suspicious of something, I just swab it and then I’ll know before I buy it.

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