Create reusable vegetable or herb garden markers using rocks, a bit of scrap fabric! These creative homemade painted rock garden markers stand out and are reusable year after year.
This is a fun craft to enlist the help of the kids, let them find the perfect stones, if you want smooth flat stones, visit a nearby state park that has a river or creek bed. You’ll only need a few!
To get started, gather your materials. You might be wondering where you can find fabric scraps, these pieces don’t have to be very big and most stores such as Hobby Lobby, Michaels, Joann Fabrics, Walmart, etc actually sell small scraps of fabric in multiple colors for quilters.
They’re often rolled together in bundles and look like this:
Fabric Garden Markers
Using the pinking shears, cut the fabric into ovals based on the size of the face of the rock. You’ll want to use pinking shears because this prevents the fabric from unraveling and also gives it a more finished appearance.
Paint, Write or stamp the name of the herb or vegetable on the fabric and let it dry completely.
Attach the fabric by putting 4-6 tiny dots of glue on the back of the fabric and then adhering it to the rock.
Brush a generously thick coat of varnish over the fabric and the rock, let it dry.
Repeat. You’ll want to apply a minimum of 2 coats of varnish and be sure to allow it to dry for at least 4 hours in between coats.
Apply an outdoor spray finish varnish to seal them.
Painted Garden Stone Plant Markers
Additional Garden Marker Ideas
Here’s another reusable, waterproof DIY plant marker idea to try: