Dear Readers,

Today’s post is a DIY; I’m going to show you how to make your own plant labels.

If you have been a reader from the beginning or a recent regular reader, you will know that I’m super keen on recycling, re-purposing or re-using stuff wherever possible.  In this post, I’m going to show you how to make plant labels from polystyrene (Styrofoam) food trays and containers.

Step 1: grab your containers

Food trays to plant labels

I’ve been saving food trays from meat or take out to use as either a water tray for other containers with seeds in them or to make labels.

Wash out your food containers to remove the gubbins from raw meat or grease etc. then dry them off.

Step 2: Cut off the edges

how to make plant labels

You can turn the edges into labels too!

Step 3: Cut into Strips

how to make plant labels

Cut into strips, I have a variety of sizes to include all the information I like to have on a label and to suit the container.

Step 4: Snip a Point

How to Make Plant Labels

Snip a point on one end to allow them to push into the soil then write on the label!

I find that permanent marker pens are easiest to write on the foam texture.

Plant Labels

You can also make plant labels from plastic milk jugs/containers or the plastic jugs that juice comes in, used lolly or ice cream sticks or even make more permanent plant labels from metal and ceramic.

Happy seed sowing!