For the past 5 summers I’ve made cork herb markers for my deck plants. For some reason I have yet to tire of them – maybe because they take about 5 minutes to make and they add a little whimsy to our deck. Plus there never seems to be a wine cork shortage around here, so there’s that!
I posted about making these back when I first started blogging (2010!!!!!) but thought I’d share a couple quick tips I’ve learned along the way. These markers are truly so quick and easy to make, and I think they are cute as a hostess gift along with some potted herbs.
This is all you need – a drill & bit, corks, skewers and a Sharpie.
1 – use metal skewers instead of wood. I’ve found the wooden skewers can occasionally turn spotty with mildew, probably depending on how much rain we get and/or how much moisture the plant retains.
2 – predrill a hole for the skewer with a bit that is just a little smaller than the width of the skewer.
That’s it! Easy as pie.
Back when my kiddos were little, we painted terra cotta pots one summer day.
This one was a little remembrance for my Gram and the painted text is still going – 10+ years later!!
Her plant that used to be in here is long gone however 🙂
I changed up our deck a bit this year and I’ll share it with you soon!