5 Simple DIY Plant Markers

Clothespin Plant Marker

4. Clothespin Plant Markers

Got some old clothespins lying around? Turn them into sweet and simple plant markers. Just use a permanent marker to write your plant name on the clothespin, clip it to a fallen stick, and stake it in your garden. The ink does wear off over time, so keep an eye on these guys. The beauty of the ink wearing off, though, is that you can write on them again next season, when you plant something new!

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Photo by Becky Striepe

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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