How to make homemade labels for your plants

labels for plants

When we sow different varieties of plants or flowers in the same crop, it is sometimes difficult for us to recognize well which plant is which. For it, potting labels are a nice handy tool to recognize them correctly. In addition, it can help us to identify at all times which plant we liked so much for its genetics and, in this way, to be able to mix it with others.

Do you want to know how to make these labels?

To make these labels at home no need to spend a lot of money, since we can do it by reusing materials and creating different types of labels, making our garden more diverse.

Ice cream sticks

chopsticks label for plants

The sticks that we have left over when we eat ice cream can be used to place the name of the plant and nail it to the ground. To decorate it we can use colored markers and thus put them in the preferred colors.


The corks of the bottles are also used to make labels. On the cap the name of the plant is written with a marker and nailed a skewer or wire to be able to place it in the pot.

Using plastic bottles

To reuse this type of material, plastic containers can be used by cutting the bottle, placing a cardboard template on which we draw the outline of the bottle and cut it out. Finally we write the name of the plant and we introduce the label in the soil of the pot.

Old spoons

When a spoon is old, we can take advantage of it to write the name on it and stick the handle in the pot.


Using decorative garden stones is not only useful for making labels, but also they are a good tool for decorating your garden. You write the name of the plants on it and that way they can give a cheerful touch to your crops.

Stones are very versatile elements when it comes to decoration. We can put the names with different colors, paint them complete, add drawings, etc. All this will not only serve to recognize your plants, but will also improve the appearance of your garden.

Wooden clothespins

tweezers as labels

We all have wooden clothespins for sure. Writing the name on them can help us to recognize the plants.


The twigs of the trees that have fallen, whose thickness allows writing the name of the plant it can serve us. Some branches can be rough, so we will need a knife peeler to make it smooth. In the smooth part we will write the name of the plant and we will nail it in the pot.


We can reuse the blinds to create labels. We first need to cut strips of sufficient size to write the name of the plant and place them in the pot.

Wooden forks

Just as we can use spoons, we use forks in a similar way. We can also use them with sheets of paper or foam. We place the handle on the fork on the foam or paper sheet and with the pencil and draw the silhouette of a flower. Once cut we put the name of the plant and stick it to the fork and stick it in the pot.

With this type of decoration there are multiple varieties than from the imagination.

Plasticized strips

This form is perhaps the most difficult to do, but it is quite organized and correct. They are more resistant to the rain and can have a great variety of shapes and colors.

To do them it is enough with write the name of the plant and cut the cardboard of the color we want and the way we want. Then we laminate them and place them in the pot. In this way we will have a very resistant label and where the name of the plant is seen with total clarity.

Depending on the amount of text you want to put, you can put the common and scientific name of your plants, a brief description and even a photo to make them similar to those of a botanical garden.

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  1.   Jocelyn said

    I liked the idea of ​​clothespins
    Thank you

  2.   Irene said

    Taking stones from rivers to decorate is frivolous, and it is also just forbidden. Rivers are increasingly fragile ecosystems that must be respected. If you like plants, take care of nature and especially water, the source of all life. Take care of the rivers !!!!