DIY herb tags

A little craftiness of the “three R” (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) variety.

This project is a cheap/free way of beautifying your veggie patch or herb pots, and also saves some plastic from the recycling bin!


Chop up some plastic containers into flat sections  Рwhatever size /shape takes your fancy.


Give one side of the flat section two coats of blackboard paint (wear gloves… it’s is REALLY hard to get off your hands!!!)


Once paint is dry you can glue (use a wood glue or the like) sticks (I used old ice-block sticks) to the back.

Now you can write / draw on your mini signs…. you can use normal chalk, or a chalkboard pen if you’re wanting it to be a bit more permanent.


You’ll see these little gems pop up in a project I’m working on at the moment – post to come soon. You could also use these as name tags for dinner parties (perhaps without the sticks), for labeling gifts…. LOTS of possibilities.


  1. Sarahb

    Love this idea Kirst!

    Comment — May 21, 2013 @ 4:54 am

  2. Fifi

    The 3 ‘R’s’ and the 3 ‘C’s’……cute…..clever and cost effective!!!! Love your work Kirst x

    Comment — May 22, 2013 @ 10:35 pm

  3. Kirstine

    Thank you SEWFIFI!!! Love your work too. xx

    Comment — May 23, 2013 @ 10:30 am

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