Organic Emily

DIY Garden Markers

Garden Marker Spoon 1

These durable garden markers were fun to make and not as hard as I thought they would be.  I saw this idea online and wanted to make them for my garden!  All it took was a few tools and a little muscle to pound the spoons flat.  Great for working out any aggression! :)  And I like that the words won’t wash off with time and weathering.


Tools for Garden Marker Spoons

All you will need is:

  • Metal Stampers (I got mine off amazon for $15)
  • Old Spoons (second hand stores are great for this!)
  • Hammer
  • Permanent Marker (to fill in the stamped words)
  • Hard surface to hammer the spoons on ( I used an old paver)



  1. Hammer the spoons flat on a hard surface that won’t break.
  2. Stamp your spoons with the names of veggies and herbs you are growing in your garden with hammer.
  3. Color in the words with a permanent marker an wipe off leaving the words darkened and easier to see.
  4. Place in garden where needed!


Emily Saddler

Emily is a Master Gardener, wife of a professional landscape contractor, homeschool mom of 7 awesome kids, yoga/pilates instructor, a clinical and master herbalist, licensed massage therapist and soon to be traditional naturopath. She is a very passionate advocate of organic home-grown food! Emily maintains a blog called “The Organic Suburban Farm Girl” where she shares gardening advice, delicious recipes made with fresh, organic ingredients, herbal and natural home care product recipes and loves teaching classes on gardening, plant identification and herbal remedy workshops. Check out the events and classes page for more info.


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