easy herb markers

A simple trick for dressing up gardens.

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Hello from Little Yellow Couch! We’re longtime fans of domino and are thrilled to be contributing! For our first post here, we’ve got a quick idea for a weekend afternoon project, now that the weather is nice and we’re looking forward to seasonal dinner dishes. Gather up some stones and create plant markers for your herbs. They look right at home nestled between the leaves. You’ll love the scent of rosemary, oregano and basil floating in the air and of course have plenty of fresh mint on hand for evening mojitos!

Here are a few tips on making your own stone garden markers.

Start with smooth stones.

We used Speedball Super Pigmented Acrylic Ink and a fine brush for lettering.  We like the flow of the ink for creating detailed fonts.  You could also easily use a paint pen or other acrylic paints that you might already have on hand.

Sketch out your herb name by pencil first as a guideline.

If you prefer, print out some fonts from your computer and transfer using graphite transfer paper.  To keep your markers water safe, spray a couple of coats of shellac on your stones after the ink has dried.

These will look so much nicer than the plastic markers that come with the herbs!

xoxo Karen June & Zandra, Little Yellow Couch