I had been getting in the swing of planting seeds and potting up plants, but then disaster struck and I ran out of plant labels (I'm not even being melodramatic!!). This crisis was averted when I remembered this post by The Micro Gardener
and made my own labels using a milk bottle!
This really is a super simple project. Just wash and dry a used plastic milk bottle....
.... take a section of the bottle, trace around a plant label and cut out. You could even save the top part to make a Milk Bottle Scoop
Then just decorate to your hearts content! I used Sharpies so that it was waterproof.... and also discovered that drawing carrots is definitely not my forte!!
Stick it in your plant pot and that's all there is to it!
My greenhouse is beginning to look like day of the triffids - which is why I ran out of labels!
My Upcycled Boot Planter
has started flowering too....
You could use these labels again next year (permanent marker should come off with a bit of meths), or just recycle and start again. I certainly won't be buying any more plant labels now that I've discovered this!
What do you reuse and upcycle in your garden?!
Update: 18th June 14 - this post was featured here
by And Sew We Craft
Cute idea. We're about to plant a few things as we start exploring plants with our almost kindergartener and toddler. I'd be thrilled if you'd link up at this week's Off the Hook!ReplyDelete
Thanks Lauren, we'll certainly check out your link party! I reckon this would be a fab thing to try with the kids xDelete
Smart idea! Your boot planter is looking lovely too.ReplyDelete
Thanks! I've just about managed to keep the slugs away from the boot planter ;) xDelete
What a great idea, will be making a few of these up for the herb and veggie gardenReplyDelete
Thanks Amy! Would love to hear how you get on making yours xDelete