Make Homemade Planting Tags From A Milk Carton – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Green Ideas — By on April 29, 2013 6:05 am

Homemade Planting Tags and Plants

Members of the Warrenville in Bloom organization, a local non-profit that promotes city beautification in my community, came by and helped me dig up a bunch of plants in the front garden this month. They are reselling the plants on Arbor Day to help raise funds and also promote gardening in our communityHomemade Planting Tag.

Half-way through the dig it became obvious that we had pots, soil, and plants, but forgot the plant tags. No worries. We invented our own by cutting up an old milk carton and writing the names of the plants with a permanent marker. Turned out to be a great green way to reuse something and a perfect solution for our planting needs.

Here’s how we did it -

  1. Found an old milk jug
  2. Cut it up in pieces
  3. Wrote the plant names on the pieces and stuck them in the pot

Got plants? Got milk? Reuse the jug for something useful and make a difference for the environment. See our finished product in the top photo. Be sure to donate your plants to local community groups that really need your support!

Homemade Planting Tags with Pen

Homemade Planting Tags Finished

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  1. David says:

    Great Tip! Old vinyl slats from window blinds work great too.

  2. Kevin Campbell says:

    That is a very good idea!

  3. greenknight says:

    Simple ideas are always the best

  4. Betty says:

    I’ve always cut up yogurt containers, myself. The large kind works best, but if you don’t mind short tags, the single serving size will do.

  5. I am always appreciative of great garden tips, thank you.

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