Garden Markers made from up-cycled wine cork are more than just cute. They also help you remember what the heck you were doing. Inspired by these sweet cork markers I found on Baby Centre I have ventured to make my own version.
I am not going to lie. Herb gardens are decidedly not something I am good at. So when it comes to planting herb gardens, I need all the help I can get. Over the years I have gotten fairly decent at identifying sprouts, like tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, beets, onions, etc. But herbs, no. What I need is a lot more experience growing herbs, and until then – I’ve got a clever little up-cycle that it gonna help me out
Wine Cork Garden Markers
Another really easy up-cycle, that is not only cute – it’s actually quite useful. And who doesn’t love a useful craft? My version of these wine cork garden markers uses a wire hanger instead of doweling or skewers ( you likely already have a wire hanger to spare) and because of that you don’t need a drill either, just push the wire into the cork. Real people, real living and totally do-able.
- wine corks
- white wire hanger
- wire cutters
- Unravel the coat hanger, and straighten and if you don’t have a white one, you can paint it. Just be sure to let it dry very very well before you start handling it
- Using the wire cutters, cut the hanger into several lengths, approx 5 – 6 ” long
- Push one wine-cork onto the end of one 5″ length of wire
- Using the sharpie ( or other permanent marker) label the cork with the type of herb you’ve planted, or hope to plant, or planted a while ago and you forgot about it and it died…
- Place each marker next to the right herbs you planted. Be sure to get it right! I made myself a sketch of where I planted which herb, so that adding the markers wouldn’t cause confusion and delay.
If you liked this up-cycle