Make your own plant tags – 5 easy steps

Here’s a fun and easy project for your vegetable garden and you can recycle at the same time.

Calvin and Trevor show you how…


What you need:

  • Scissors
  • Aluminum can
  • Wire
  • Wire cutters/pliers
  • Permanent marker

Step One: Cut the can into strips

Step Two: Bend the ends of each strip toward the logo

Step Three: Cut and Bend the wire

Step Four: Bend label onto wire stand

Step Five: Label the tag

Place tag in the garden. They also work well in pots when transplanting or rooting cuttings.

Have fun and please share your garden tips and projects with us.

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8 Responses to “Make your own plant tags – 5 easy steps”

  1. Gandma & Grandpa Lyions Says:

    We really enjoyed your very informative tip on how to make plant tags.
    Also, we really did enjoy your visit up here. Too bad you had to go.
    Wear gloves

  2. The Hueys Says:

    Thank you for sharing your interesting hobbie with us! Your tags are so much nicer than store bought ones.

  3. Chris Says:

    Thanks for the comments about our plant tags. I think they certainly have more character than the store bought ones.

  4. Margaret Poole Says:

    Thank you for the fun and informative video. You kids are cute and remind me of my own grandkids. My husband and I have many gardens (100s of plants) around our property and we are constantly being asked the names of flowers, shrubs and trees. Next summer we are hosting a community garden tour and need to have everything well identified. Hope your idea works for us because it won’t cost “an arm and a leg!”

  5. Jimmy Cracked-Corn Says:

    I like the idea of using aluminum for the tag instead of the paper card stock I’ve used on mine! Very nice!

  6. J. Gurley Says:

    Thank you so much for posting the directions for making the plant tags. These are the ONLY type of tags that work for me and I had been procrastinating about buying more. Now I can make my own!! Never new it was so easy – thanks again.

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  8. Omega Baker Says:

    Glad to see your video about reusing aluminum cans. Also, your kids are cute!

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