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Missing Key Plant Markers



Who would have thought that a random key could be so crafty?  If you have a key you're no longer using, use this Missing Key Plant Markers tutorial from Amanda Formaro to create adorable plant stakes.  This trash to treasure craft is great for kids and adults.

Missing Key Plant Markers


  • Recycled keys
  • White indoor/outdoor spray paint
  • Colorful Sharpie permanent markers



  1. Spray paint the keys and allow to dry. Give them a second coat and let them dry again before turning them all over and painting the other side.

    missing key plant markers
  2. Write herb names with colorful Sharpies. Then trace over the words, offset just a little, with a black fine point Sharpie. You want to make sure the color shows through.

    missing key plant markers
  3. Use shades of green to draw leaves in different sizes on the keys. I also used pinks, oranges and reds to add a few dots here and there just for colorful accent.

    missing key plant markers

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Jun 11, 2013

I would also use it to write a cute or simple quote on the key and stick or hang on a plant for giving or for keeping.


Jun 10, 2013

Really clever! Just one question: how long does the writing stay visible? (I haven't had any luck with markers on perennials - they fade over the winter and I can't tell where my bulbs are going to come up.


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Jun 10, 2013

Great idea! thanks!


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