DIY Herb Garden Markers

DIY Garden MarkersInspired by mom’s Make Your Own Buttons post, I decided to try my hand at making her some garden markers for Mother’s Day.  It was a success! They turned out great and now I must make myself a set. I used the same premo clay in ecru.

DIY Make Garden MarkersJust as mom did when she made her buttons, I used a cookie cutter and cake decorating tip to cut the hole in the top. I purchased some fancy stamps to letter the names of herbs. I love these stamps! I’m sure I’ll find lots of uses for them in the future!

DIY Make Garden MarkersUsing the color Raw Sienna acrylic paint mixed with a little bit of water, we lightly brushed each marker then baked them according to the package directions. I think when I make my set of garden markers I will try a different color. I thought a teal wash would look awesome as well!

DIY Make Garden MarkersI brushed them with sculpey satin glaze to seal each marker and placed them on thick copper wire I bent into curleeque shapes to hold them. These are going to look so great staked in her herb garden.

Happy Mother’s Day, Mom!



  1. kesh says

    I got some clay to try this project but am wondering if there is something wrong with it. it is brittle and crumbly and I can’t get any consistency to roll it out. Is there a trick to make the clay pliable or is the block I purchased old?

    • Carli says

      Hi Kesh,
      I have to admit that I’m not real knowledgeable about the different types of polymer clay but the stuff I worked with was not brittle or crumbly at all. It was actually quite stiff until I started kneading it then it slowly loosened up and I was able to roll it flat. The more I played with it, the more it loosened up. I’d venture to guess you have a bad batch if it has a brittle feeling that can’t be kneaded to a good consistency. Sorry, what a bummer!


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