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Craft Project: Make Your Own Plant Starting Labels

on March 15, 2012

While gathering my seed starting supplies the other day, I realized I didn’t have any plant labels.  Instead of purchasing some, I decided to try making my own, using a one gallon milk jug.   So here’s what you need to get started:

  • Clean, plastic milk jug
  • Scissors
  • Knife (for cutting the jug in half)
  • Old plant label, to use as a template
  • File Labels (optional)
  • Marker/Pen

First, take your knife and begin to cut the jug in half (or as long as you’d like your markers to be).   Once the cut is started, you can use scissors to finish cutting if you like.

Then, begin to cut vertical lines about 1/2 inch apart.

After cutting around the jug (making as many markers as needed)  cut a straight line to detach your labels from the jug.

Once the markers are separated from the milk jug, use your old plant label as a template to cut then into shape, with a point at the end.

At this point you can choose to add a blank file folder label to the marker or you can write directly on the milk jug plastic (I haven’t tried that yet-I decided it would probably be better to write on the label directly).

That’s all there is to it!  I hope to get my seeds started today.  See you soon!


One response to “Craft Project: Make Your Own Plant Starting Labels

  1. joyceandnorm says:

    Stopping by from TNAT

    This is a great idea!! Thanks! We are still drenched in rain right now, but I can’t wait to start our garden.

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