Vinyl DIY Garden Markers with Free Silhouette Cut File

I mentioned earlier this week that we have been hard at work on our new vegetable garden.  It’s my first time growing a garden, and I’m really excited.  Part of the fun of having a garden is making it cute right?  I have seen a few examples of DIY garden markers painted on rocks, and  I thought they would look really good done in vinyl.  Here is what I came up with.

Vinyl DIY Garden Markers with Free Silhouette Cut FileHuge thank you to my step-dad for helping us build the raised bed!   Doesn’t it look great?!

Raised garden bed
Vinyl DIY Garden Markers with Free Silhouette Cut File

We had some April showers this week, and they still look great!  I might still put some kind of clear coat on them to make sure they last.  (update:  I never put any kind of coating on them, and they lasted 2-3 years in the yard.  They might last longer if you use permanent vinyl.)

Vinyl DIY Garden Markers with Free Silhouette Cut File

For each rock, I used my Silhouette CAMEO to cut the shapes and names of the vegetables in vinyl.  You want your rocks to be as flat and smooth as possible so the vinyl will go on nicely.  I made my own free vegetable Silhouette cut files that you can get here for personal use.  I also made them available in svg and pdf formats.  You will need to size them according to the rocks that you have.

Vinyl DIY Garden Markers with Free Silhouette Cut File

And… have you seen the rain gutter garden ideas going around?  My friend gave me some leftover gutter, so we hung it on the fence to try and grow herbs and strawberries in.  Maybe we will add a few more rows next year.  The gutter got some cute little vinyl labels in a pretty turquoise.

Rain gutter herb garden with vinyl labels.

Now just crossing my fingers that I don’t kill everything!  Grow garden grow!

Vinyl DIY Garden Markers with Free Silhouette Cut File

Have you made your own DIY garden markers?  I’d love to hear about them!

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24 Responses to Vinyl DIY Garden Markers with Free Silhouette Cut File

  1. Love this idea! I’ve never thought to use rocks as plant markers. If you’re worried about them lasting the season, spraying them with a coat of clear enamel should do the trick.

  2. New here – while I think the rock idea is cute I am in LOVE with the rain gutter herb garden idea! Thanks for sharing!

    (sorry to post anon – work has the website I use for email blocked!)

  3. brilliant idea!!!! do you think they will hold up in the weather? is the vinyl water proof? I would love to make theses for my mom! Thanks so much for taking the time to link up to the Tasteful Tuesday party Make sure to follow my blog via bloglovin, GFC or facebook so you don’t miss out on my features posts… it could be YOU :o)

  4. These are awesome! Good luck with your first garden!

  5. Hi Jessica, what a cute idea! Pinning it it for sure! And thanks for making the Silhouette file available, I just might have to make these for my mom 🙂
    Just one question, what font did you use? I can’t seem to find any handwritten font I like, but yours is pretty cute!
    Oh btw, sorry for posting anonymously, but I don’t have a blog or site and have no clue how to comment otherwise….. yeah, I’m a regular computer nerd 😉

    • Thanks! I used a free font that I downloaded from called Stars From Our Eyes. Let me know if you need help installing it. Make sure to “weld” it together before you cut since it’s a cursive font.

  6. Jessica–you make it very hard to live without a silhouette! Maybe mother’s day… But, I love this project. I can’t wait to get my garden in, but first it has to stop snowing here! So jealous of you!
    Miss chatting each week,

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