I love my garden this time of year! The herbs are growing wild. I’m adding something fun to my kitchen herb garden and raised bed garden too! TWIG GARDEN MARKERS! They are super easy to make and look right at home and natural among my plantings!!! We cut back our cherry and apple trees in the late winter and Bobby saved some of twigs for these markers.
I used a wood burning tool to write on the twigs! It was so easy to burn the letters into the wood. Just like writing on a piece of paper. And the names of the herbs and plants will stay visible and not fade. You can get one like mine on Amazon for under $20.00. Click HERE to see what I got. It has lots of great tools and I’m excited to see what else I can do with it!
If you don’t want to burn the letters into the twig you can write them with a Sharpie marker.
NATURAL TWIG GARDEN MARKERS
1. Collect twigs. We cut back our apple and cherry tree and used the twigs from them to make the markers.
2. Whittle the end of the twig. Try to make it as flat as you can. I tried to use a peeler and it did not work as well as a sharp knife. Just remember to whittle the twig AWAY from yourself.
3. Using the pointy tip of a wood burning tool, write the names of herbs and plants on the whittled area of the twig. The more you go over the words, the darker it will get.
After the tip cools I change the pointy tip to a star tip and burned a fun design into the end of each garden marker. Can you guess which markers are made from cherry twigs and which are apple?
This DIY could get a little addictive! It was really fun!!!! Now I’m making these markers for my girl’s gardens!!!
What are you planting in your garden this year? How about making a twig marker for it!!!
If you like this diy you may want to save it to your GARDEN or DIY Pinterest boards. You can follow me and see what I’m finding to pin HERE.