Herb Garden Markers

There are few things I love to cook with more than fresh herbs.  Recently we’ve changed our cooking and eating due to some family health concerns and food allergies.  We’ve always prepared most of our meals at home but now we are making sure that what we cook is as natural and fresh as possible.  That means growing our own produce and herbs as well as lots of other changes.  With many different herbs planted I needed some Herb Garden Markers to keep them all straight.

Herb Garden Markers

Herb Garden Markers

Supplies:

  • forks – pick them up at garage sales, flea markets, or the dollar store
  • wine corks – the actual cork kind work better than the plastic type
  • paint pen – choose a color that is dark enough to show up against the cork
  • jute cord
  • hot glue and glue gun optional

Herb Garden Markers

Instructions:

Use the paint pen to carefully write the names of all your herbs on the corks.

Herb Garden Markers

Let the paint dry completely before continuing.

Herb Garden Markers

When the paint is dry carefully push the tines of the fork into the cork below the herb name.  Repeat with all of the corks.  You may want to use a little bit of hot glue to secure the fork into the cork.

Herb Garden Markers

Next cut a length of jute cord to tie around each fork.  I picked a multi color pack of cord and really like that each marker is a little bit different.  Wrap the cord around the fork several times before tying in a small bow.  Again, you may want to secure the cord with hot glue.

Herb Garden Markers

Herb Garden Markers

Your markers are ready to place in your Herb Garden!  These Herb Garden Markers are perfect for an indoor herb garden, a window box, or for a traditional garden.

Herb Garden Markers

Do you have an herb garden?  What is your favorite fresh herb to cook with?

About the author: Racquel is a stay at home mom with an extensive background in interior home design. She loves baking & creating beautifully decorated treats, cooking new and unique recipes for the whole family, designing and decorating on a budget with upcycled projects, and making kid and grown-up crafts. You can find Racquel at www.faithflourcreamandsugar.com

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  • Arg!! I'm not a clutz, but I tried to stick the fork into my cork last night and punctured my thumb....bled like a stuck pig and the pain was quite intense for several minutes. I'm healing now, and need to find a better way to stick these corks with the forks...don't want a repeat of that injury.
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    • Oh, you had a rogue cork maybe!! Ouch!
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  • Very creative! I'm going to look for forks per your suggestion and at Thrift Stores. Thank you.
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