How To Make Wine Cork Plant Markers

Now I have an allotment and am actually, hopefully, managing to grow some vegetables and fruits. I realised I need garden markers so I can remember where and what I have planted in my raised beds and my planters at home. I made some really simple wine cork plant markers that are a great way to reuse those wine corks. And the best thing is you don’t need to buy any plastic markers. 

wine cork plant markers



If you don’t have wine corks on hand, you can buy them by the bag at most craft stores or at Amazon. Alternatively have your friends save a few for you. You will need one cork for each plant you wish to mark.


  1. Using a sharpie, write the name of the herb, vegetable or fruit that you have planted onto the side of the wine cork.
  2. If you don’t already have a hole in your wine cork you can make one either with the end of your skewer or if you are using dowel you may need to use a screwdriver. 
  3. Squeeze some Power Repair Glue into the hole you have just made then insert the wooden skewer/ dowel into the base of the cork.   
  4. Once dry you can place the wood skewer into the soil and you are done!

Note — you may need to trim the length of your wood skewer/dowel depending on how deep the area is that you are inserting the garden markers. 

I have used Bostik Power Repair Glue, which I was gifted, for this craft as it is an ultra strong, fast drying glue that provides a long lasting bond. It is suitable for use on a wide range of materials and can be used in extreme temperatures. It is also waterproof, making it ideal for outdoor crafts like this.

If you’re looking for a great eco friendly gift, make a set of these wine cork plant markers and tie them together using twine. You add a little pot with your favourite herb or vegetable already planted to start them off. 



One response to “How To Make Wine Cork Plant Markers”

  1. Donna says:

    These are such a cute idea! x

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