Looking for a cute and fun way to decorate your garden? These DIY Rainbow Garden Markers are adorable and a snap to make!

My husband and I have been *trying* to grow a vegetable garden for  years now. Suffice to say, in those years we have learned that a.) gardening is not as easy as it looks and b.) that despite our best efforts, we are just not very good at it. But we keep trying! And this year, our little garden–at least parts of it–look like they might actually make it.

I can’t help but think these little rainbow garden markers have made all the difference.

Wishful thinking?


Even so, they are super cute and make our still-somewhat-pitiful garden a little more fun to look at. And since I already had all the supplies I needed on hand, they were more-or-less free to make. Works for me!

DIY Rainbow Garden Markers

DIY Rainbow Garden Markers

Here is what you need:

paint stirrers (free at Home Depot or anywhere that sells paint!) assorted acrylic paint acrylic sealer slick & puffy fabric paint drop cloths or newspaper

DIY Rainbow Markers

Step 1: Paint the first side of stirring sticks in assorted colors, leaving about 2-3 inches of the bottoms unfinished. Let dry.

DIY Garden Markers

Step 2: Flip the sticks and paint the reverse sides. Let dry. Repeat steps 1 & 2 for a second coat.

Garden Markers Ideas

Step 3: Brush the sealer onto one side; let dry. Repeat for the reverse side.

Garden Markers Hacks

Step 4: Carefully write names of herbs, flowers, fruits, or vegetables on each marker with fabric paint; let dry. If desired, repeat on the backside.

Garden Markers Hacks

Place the colored sticks in your garden to mark your plants & you’re good to go.

DIY Garden Plant Markers

I made them for our vegetable garden, but I think they would also be super cute in herb pots or flower gardens as well!

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Ruth Soukup
Ruth Soukup is dedicated to helping people everywhere create a life they love by follwing their dreams and achieving their biggest goals. She is the host of the wildly popular Do It Scared podcast, as well as the founder of Living Well Spending Less® and Elite Blog Academy®. She is also the New York Times bestselling author of six books, including Do It Scared®: Finding the Courage to Face Your Fears, Overcome Obstacles, and Create a Life You Love, which was the inspiration for this book. She lives in Florida with her husband Chuck, and 2 daughters Maggie & Annie.
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