Make a set of DiY garden flags from paper, washi tape, and skewers. This simple project is one of the easiest garden crafts for small spaces. All you need is a container to grow a few plants. Make these cute flags to keep them all labeled.
I was asked to come up with a fun garden craft for The Gro Project. I’m excited to share these potted plant tags that me and my daughter came up with for our garden.
When we moved back in February, I was afraid that with a much smaller space I would not be able to have a garden. In our last home, I did lots of garden crafts and projects. Here though, our back yard is less than a quarter of what it was. I had to get ceative.
First, my mother-in-law brought me a few of her giant containers. These are amazing. First, they are plastic so they’re super light when empty. Second, they are huge. Each one is about three feet across, so you could probably grow your whole garden in one if space was really limited.
We filled each container with Miracle-Gro organic potting soil. Then we planted each one. Most of these are transplants that we dug up from the other house. Finally, we filled the reservoir in the bottom of each container. I just refill the reservoir about once per week and the plants draw it up as needed.
The old plants transferred over surprisingly well. For our new home though, I felt like we needed some new plants. I didn’t have room for the 8 by 16-foot vegetable garden, but I did have room for a few more containers. The only difference between in-ground and container gardening is that you have to feed the container plants with something like Shake’n Feed All Purpose Plant Food every few months.
I planted a few things. Then Hubby and the kids added some. Lil’ Wheezy potted a plant at school that he got to bring home. Soon our potted plant area became quite full, making it hard to remember exactly what everything was. Sniffles and I got to work creating labels for everything.
Garden crafts how-to: mini plant flag labels
- card stock in various colors
- permanent markers
- washi tape
- clear tape
- wooden skewers
Start by drawing a rectangle on the cardstock that measures 2″x3.5″ and cut it out. Rather than measuring, I actually just traced a business card. You can make them all the same color, but we decided to make each one different.
Cut the washi tape to create a decorative border along the top and bottom edges of the flag.
Write the name of each plant on its tag with the permanent markers. Get as creative with the handwriting as you like. You can also add cute doodles.
Cut the wooden skewers to about six inches or so. Mine were 15″ long, so I just cut them in half. Using the clear tape, attach the flags to the top of each skewer. Cover the whole flag in tape to make it waterproof.
Put each finished flag into the appropriate container and you’re done. These turned out really cute, so I might make some more for my indoor plants.
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