Make some popsicle stick garden markers {LIVING GREEN -Tips}

Tip # 53

Make some popsicle stick garden markers!

The hot, humid days of summer mean we’re all eating icy treats to help stay cool.   You could definitely compost those wooden sticks, but better still, why not save those sticks for reuse in your garden and then compost them down the road. 

To use your throw-aways to make customized markers for your garden or seedlings, you’ll need Popsicle sticks, a permanent marker and a reusable cloth.

How to make it:

1. Apply a few drops of rubbing alcohol or a solution of warm water and sea salt to the ends of your ice pop sticks. Use the reusable cloth to rub off any remaining stickiness.

2. Let the sticks dry in the sun for at least an hour.

3. Label your sticks with permanent marker, and use them to mark crops in your herb garden or veggie plot.

If you’re feeling ambitious, you can also make your own customized garden markers from old milk jugs using this simple tutorial from TLC.

Information contained in this post was obtained from Earth 911


  1. Nice idea, thanks. I save these sticks for crafts so I have a bunch. And sometimes the envelope from the seeds gets lost and I have no idea what I’m growing until it comes up.

    • I know Erika, I was the same. Theses are so simple and inexpensive and you could have older kids print the names!

  2. Mitchell says:

    You can also apply a thin layer of polyurethane to the markers after writing them out. This will allow you to use them for years!

  3. mousecat says:

    I use this idea, except I have my kids label and decorate them!

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