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Wooden Spoon Herb Markers

On the search for some herb markers? Look no further than this simple craft project, Wooden Spoon Herb Markers. They’ll add a happy pop of color to the herb garden for only a few bucks.

Wooden Spoon Herb Marker, DIY Herb Marker, Flower Marker, Vegetable Marker, by @CraftivityD
Wooden Spoon Herb Marker, DIY Herb Marker, Flower Marker, Vegetable Marker, by @CraftivityD


My mom was in town this weekend and we visited the local Peddlar’s Mall. I had been trying to decide how to DIY some Herb Markers for my back patio.

Mike and I have learned a lot about gardening this spring and we wanted to try growing some herbs. I’ve seen lots of great ideas for herb markers (like this and this), but still wasn’t sure I’d found “the one.” That is, until I came across a booth at the Peddlar’s Mall that had a collection of wooden spoons.

Wooden Spoon Herb Marker, DIY Herb Marker, Flower Marker, Vegetable Marker, by @CraftivityD

I think they are the perfect way to bring in a little more color on the patio, and keep my herbs straight at the same time. It was an easy project and I had all the supplies at home. Each spoon took one coat of blue acrylic paint. Once it was dry, I added the label with a sharpie and gave the spoon a quick coat of clear gloss to protect the surface.

Wooden Spoon Herb Marker, DIY Herb Marker, Flower Marker, Vegetable Marker, by @CraftivityD
Wooden Spoon Herb Marker, DIY Herb Marker, Flower Marker, Vegetable Marker, by @CraftivityD

I’ll tell you some more about my blue herb planter on Thursday — it was a DIY project too!

Peter Fry

Tuesday 30th of August 2016

I have used metal labels for my garden but i loved your idea and i will implement in my next garden design. :)

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Tuesday 30th of August 2016

Thanks, Peter! It's a fun project.

Craftivity Designs

Wednesday 27th of May 2015

Thanks, Debbie! :)

Debbie Renneckar

Thursday 21st of May 2015

The wooden spoon label is a great idea! Creative, pretty and durable. I love it

Craftivity Designs

Tuesday 13th of May 2014

Great question, Linda! The sharpie did fade a bit through the summer. I only applied 1 or 2 coats of the clear gloss -- so that should probably be increased. I am planning to use them again this year. I'm going to write the herb in sharpie again and then do at least 3-4 coats of gloss.

Linda B

Monday 12th of May 2014

I'd like to know how well did the wooden spoon herb markers hold up? Did the Sharpie fade in the sun, or did it last OK? Such a cute idea that I would like to try.