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How To Make Clay Plant Markers

Jennifer Howard | Cottage on Bunker Hill

Today I have a nice DIY project for your garden or to make for a gardening friend. We are going to make a set of clay plant markers.

Terra Cotta Air Dry Clay

Roll out terra cotta air-dry clay to about 1/8-inch in thickness. Use a cookie cutter or the rim of a glass to cut circles about 2.5 inches in diameter. 

Dip your finger in water and smooth out the edges and any imperfections in the clay.  

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Stamp Plant Names

To stamp on the plant names I used a set of alphabet letter stamps (Amazon $12)

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Top Tip

For the longer plant names it helped to figure out where to start the 1st letter before stamping so I had enough space for the entire word.


 Hole for Hanging

Use a chopstick, skewer, or straw to poke a hole in the center near the top for hanging. Let clay air-dry.

To seal the clay plant markers I sprayed them with a clear glaze.


Hang on plant stakes

Hang on small metal plant stakes. (Amazon) and head out to your garden.

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