Chalkboard Wooden Spoon Plant Markers

by Melissa


There are lots of ways you can label your plants with markers but one of my favorites is using chalkboard paint and wooden spoons. The reason why I like these plant markers is because they have long handles to get them in the ground a good ways but not be so far down that the plant overgrows them.


Supplies You will Need:

Chalkboard Paint

Wooden Spoons



I’m not sure writing out the directions is even neccesary. Purchase your wooden spoons, chalkboard paint and chalk if you don’t have any. I found a pack of 4 wooden spoons at Wal-Mart for .88 cents which I thought was a good deal. You could also search for some at Goodwill or your local thrift store. All you will need to do at that point is spray paint your spoons and allow them to fully dry. Once they are fully dry they are ready to be chalked on and stuck in the ground as plant markers.

There are many other great options made from simple supplies that you can use for plant markers as well. Here are some more examples of stuff you could spray paint with chalkboard paint.

  • Paint Stir Sticks
  • Silverware Spoons
  • Mouth Compressors
  • Wood Shims
  • Bricks



What do you use as plant markers?


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Jamie Rippy (@MamaMommyMom) March 21, 2014 - 10:08 AM

Ooh, I like the idea of using wood shims. You can get a pretty big pack of those for a few bucks! Very cool!

Melissa Coleman March 21, 2014 - 11:11 AM

Wood shims would definitely work great, maybe even better if you need bigger writing room. I should also recommend a chalk pencil or marker because writing with a piece of chalk was a PITA.

Kelley March 21, 2014 - 8:31 PM

These are awesome! What a great idea! Ill have to keep an eye out for some when Im shopping this weekend. Im sharing and pinning 🙂

Melissa Coleman March 23, 2014 - 3:54 AM

Thanks Kelley 🙂

Kristine Foley March 22, 2014 - 12:11 AM

SO clever and love the way they look! Thanks for the awesome idea!

Eliz Frank March 22, 2014 - 11:43 PM

That’s a smart idea. I always use whatever came with the plant or seedlings and they would disappear or disintegrate.

Nicole May 21, 2014 - 2:55 PM

Cute idea, but what happens when it rains? Isn’t the point of chalk to wash away? You could get the same look with paint markers.

Melissa Coleman May 21, 2014 - 4:03 PM

They will definitely wash off at some point. However, I have used chalkboard markers in the past and when it did rub off from rain or watering your plants it wasn’t a big deal to just write it back on. Now if you live in the pacific northwest and get rain all the time maybe using chalk wouldn’t be the best of ideas. I also like to use them with herbs indoors or if you use a hothouse as well.