Cheap and easy diy plant markers was the goal with this project. And while there are quite a few super simple ideas, I wanted to use something I had on hand. I was looking through my craft stash for some popcicle sticks, but I ended up finding a few bags of colorful pipe cleaners.
Easy pipe cleaner plant markers
This could not have been more simple!! The array of colored and patterned pipe cleaners made it even kind of fun and visually pleasing to match each one to the flowers on the seed packets.
I was able to cut the pipe cleaners with a pair of scissors, but a pair of craft wire cutters would have worked, too.
I opened the seed packets from the bottom. Some of the seeds were so tiny, I placed them on a white plastic lid.
When I was done sowing, I taped the bottom back up so I can plant more of the seeds later. And then taped the color coordinated pipe cleaner to the front of the packet.
For several other easy and inexpensive seedling marker ideas you might like these:
Milk jugs or plastic containers from Tickle Penny Corner
Toothpicks and washi tape from The Pickled Herring
Plastic spoons and a Garden marker penfrom My Maple Hill Farm
Follow along with the Start with a Seed Plant Growing Series:
Intro: part 1
Garden planning printable: part 2
Reading and understanding seed packets: part 3
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