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Plastic Spoon Garden Markers

Plastic Spoon Garden Markers
Plastic Spoon Garden Markers

Gather the kids to help you beautify your garden with the help of these thrifty recycled crafts. Plastic Spoon Garden Markers are simple crafts for kids to make that cost nothing at all. Your little ones will have tons of fun decorating these plastic spoon crafts, especially if they take their crafting time outside to enjoy the nice weather. Garden crafts like these are quick, easy, and super cute, so they're perfect for beginner crafters of all ages. You only need a few basic materials, and the results are so great! Purchase colorful spoons or paint plain white spoons different colors. Then, write the names of different herbs and spices on the markers for your garden. Embellish them as you see fit! This is such a great thrifty way to identify what plants are where in your garden.

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteWeekend project

MaterialsPaint, Plastic

Primary TechniqueGreen Crafting


Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List

  • 4 plastic spoons
  • Americana Multi-Surface Satin paint: Sky Blue, Melonball, Chick, Peach Silk, Overcast, and Bittersweet
  • Sandpaper
  • Paintbrush
  • Toothpick
  • Fine point black art pen


  1. Sand each spoon to knock off the shine.

  2. Paint each spoon with a thin coat of paint, leaving the bottom 2-inches of the handle unpainted. This is where the spoon will go into the ground.

  3. When dry, paint a second coat and allow to dry completely.

  4. Use micron art pen to write herb names on the spoons.

  5. Use a toothpick to dot on designs using the gray and brown paints.

  6. Let these dry for a full 48 hours before exposing to the outdoor elements.

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Talk about an easy project! This is it! I can't believe how easy and the best part is how cheap it would be to make. There are instructions with pictures but you hardly need them. This is so cute. I have a little porch garden that I stuck Popsicle sticks in. These would look much nicer.


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