DIY Garden Labels

I’ve talked about our garden before – well no truly successful garden would be complete without labels right?!?

Of course I had to make that it’s own special project because I get these ideas in my head….

I had a TON of left over wood slices from our wedding that I used as a creative guest book, each guest signed a piece and I eventually made wall hangings for our new home with them…. Getting them actually up on the wall is the hard part but that’s a task for another day!

Anywho, I decided this would be the perfect way to use a few of the slices I had left floating around! I started by penciling in the names and adding a small drawing on each one.

I was probably a bit overly ambitious when I decided I was going to use my wood burner for all of these. I’ve had that thing for-ev-er and the only person who has ever used it was my husband so I figured it couldn’t be too hard. Boy was I wrong!

I tried the first one, took me probably a half hour and I didn’t even get halfway through! As I looked at our list of plants I knew that I had been way overly ambitious….

So I switched to plan B.

SHARPIES!!!!

Woohoo!!!! The answer to everything of course, and it allowed me to add some color to each of the labels ☺

This method was so much faster, I even decided I would go a step further and put the names on the back in Spanish, I thought this would be a fun way to brush up on my skills and teach our daughter some new words. Living out here in Colorado, Spanish is definitely a fantastic asset!


After I finished up I erased the remaining pencil marks and called it a night!

I cannot wait to put these cute labels outside!!!

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