I talked about my garden a little while ago, and I thought I’d share yet another update I have made recently. Now that I got everything planted, fertilized and thriving – I realized I needed some garden markers to know what was what because the little plastic printed ones that came with the plant wasn’t cutting it.

I decided it would be the perfect project for none other than the brand new Painters Paint Markers by Elmer’s.


I found these Elmer’s Painters Paint Markers in the craft department for a bargain 1.97$ when I was out shopping, they had a bunch of different colors!


…And the paint stir sticks were a whopping 28 cents!


All you really need to create this craft is:

DIY Garden Markers using paint stir sticks
  • Elmer's Painters Markers
  • Wooden paint stir sticks
  • Spray paint
  • Spray primer
  • Masking Tape
  1. - Prep each wooden stick with spray primer
  2. - Once they are primed, spray a foundation color of your choice on each stick
  3. - Once that coat is dry, use the masking tape to cover the bottoms of the sticks
  4. - Spray the sticks again with a contrasting color of your choice
  5. - Once they are dry, get creative with the painters makers and doodle away!


Here’s my spray paint setup – a plastic drop cloth held into the ground with garden lights and bounce house stakes!


Then I masked off the bottom of each one so I could add another color.


I had such fun painting these, i did it all while JP was at preschool during the day while I sat on the back patio listening to birds chirping. It was pure therapy, I tell you!!

I wanted a fun, whimsical touch with lots of color for these markers – I am so in love with how they turned out!! Now it’s time to add to the collection becauseI still have a little bit of garden space left…


….I’m thinking pumpkins are next!

Here’s where my garden was before the planting begun:


And here it is now with my garden and garden markers!


I even have a couple of little green strawberries growing!



I can’t wait to finish making more of them!

You may follow Elmer’s on twitter and facebook

This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias #CBias. All opinions are 100% my own.


Hi, I’m Jayna, a Wylie mom blogger living near Plano, Texas. I’m a Dessert love & recipe maker. Mom to a rowdy little boy. Coffee lover. Beloved wife and creator of Bellabyte Design Studio. Connect with me, I’d love to hear from you!





You May Also Like



Very cute idea!


These are adorable! 🙂 I love how colorful they are! We just made garden markers too–only ours are on rocks! 🙂


Super creative! Love how it add fun and whimsy to your garden!


That is a great idea! I love how you decorated them – very fun!


Those are really cute! What a fun addition to the garden!

Leave a Reply