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.
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.
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.