Sunday 8 June 2014

... and DIY Plant Labels

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
And Sew We Craft


  1. 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!

    1. Thanks Lauren, we'll certainly check out your link party! I reckon this would be a fab thing to try with the kids x

  2. Smart idea! Your boot planter is looking lovely too.

    1. Thanks! I've just about managed to keep the slugs away from the boot planter ;) x

  3. What a great idea, will be making a few of these up for the herb and veggie garden

    1. Thanks Amy! Would love to hear how you get on making yours x


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