For my Birthday last year, my daughter gave me a lovely set of Slate Herb Markers where you write the appropriate herb name on the stake with chalk. A few months later, the only herb we were growing was a pot of sad looking Parsley which wasn’t really worthy of being “identified” with a plant marker.
Then my husband planted a lovely variety of herbs in a big rectangular planter. Instead of writing in chalk, I cut the names out on My Silhouette Cameo with some Silver coloured adhesive book covering ( like contact paper really). The Silver showed up beautifully against the dark slate, but you could use whatever vinyl/contact you have on hand and any material for your markers – wood, ceramic, metal, tile etc etc.
I used the regular vinyl settings on my cutting machine with the “French Script” font. The cutting file (see end of post) has 14 herb names. Don’t worry if I haven’t included a name for a herb you are growing : I’ve used French Script MT Font in Size 72. It’s pretty easy really – text with a bit of kerning (spacing) and welding.
It’s summer here and the herbs have really flourished in the last month or so – in fact so much so, that the herb markers barely show anymore! Ha Ha – time to prune and harvest! 🙂
Here’s the Free Silhouette Studio Cutting File.
This post is part of “The Silhouette Challenge” where fellow blogging friends participate in a monthly challenge to create a new project with their Silhouette Machine.
This month’s theme is “Organization”. Now that I’ve labelled my herbs and I can easily identify my Flat Leaf Parsley from my Coriander 😉 I’m off to see what the other Challenge members are doing to get organised.
Please join me and check out the links below! Here’s a little preview of all the projects.
- DIY Window Shutter Mail Organizer by Weekend Craft
- Kids’ Art Wall by Tried & True
- Organizing Silhouette and Craft Supplies by The Happier Homemaker
- Simple Recipe Organization by It’s Always Craft Time
- Put a Label on it! Herb Names for Plant Stakes by Get Silvered < You are here
- Super Simple Linen Closet Labels by Two Purple Couches
- Beware of the Animals Vinyl Toy Box by A Tossed Salad Life
- Child desk accessories by Architecture of a Mom
- Organizing & the Important of Labels by The Turquoise Home
- Index Card Organizer for Easier Meal Planning by Chicken Scratch NY
- Create Craft Room Labels by Dragonfly & Lilypads
- Simple Storage Solution for your Christmas Ornaments by Vintage News Junkie
- Organize this: DIY Planner Covers, Tags & Dividers (made with Cereal Boxes) by Black and White Obsession
- How to Make a Cut File into a Print & Cut by Create & Babble
- Simple Chest Freezer Organizational Board by Nearly Handmade
- Vinyl Your Kitchen Canisters! by From Wine to Whine
- Nursery Closet Dividers & Silhouette Cut File by Creative Ramblings
- Make Custom Box Templates with a Silhouette for Drawer Organization by One Dog Woof
- Organizing the Craft Room by What’s Next Ma
- Vinyl Wall Calendar by Crafts Cakes and Cats
- Personalized Toy Storage Bins by Lil’ Mrs. Tori
- Personalized Routine Chart by Work in Progress
- Blog Planner Sheet Dividers + Free Cut Files by TitiCrafty by Camila
- Simple Project Calendar by Little Blue’s Room
- Dry Erase Photo Frame Menu Board + Free Cut File by Essentially Eclectic
- Receipt Organization with Free Cut File by The Thinking Closet
- Cute and Easy Labels by Life After Laundry
- “What’s For Dinner?” Menu Planning Board by unOriginal Mom
- Mixing Organization and Function: An Easy Conversion Chart by My Paper Craze
- Why do my cookies taste so bad? A lesson in baking. by The Life and Times of a TAP
- Custom Drawer Dividers by Please Excuse My Craftermath…
- The evolution of my labeling system by feto soap
- Ikea Drawer labels by McCall Manor
- Glass Etched Vinegar & Oil bottles by Terri Johnson Creates
- Organize It: Bathroom Closet by The House on Hillbrook
- Ombre Butterfly Magnet Board by Sowdering About
Rachel @ Architecture of a Mom says
I never label my plants for this very reason–all the chalk always washes off with the first rain! I love how the text looks–very pretty!
Thanks Rachel, They are holding up really well with the book covering. Ir’s been a month or so and the names are holding fast.
Angela @Little Blue's Room says
When my son and I plant his garden in the spring, I plan to do something very similar. I thought it would have happened last year but I never got around to it. These look great!
Thanks Angela. What a lovely idea to have a little Garden for your son!
Randi Sowders says
I love these! You did a great job on them!!!
Thanks Randi. They were fun to do.
Kristy gd says
I <3 these so much Pam! They are beautiful in their simplicity. Oh, and I'm totally jealous that you can grow herbs right now (just saying). I have an herb planter myself, and my husband is always asking which herb is which. I think I might use your project as a jumping off point to make my own! Thanks so much for sharing your project!
Thanks Kristy, It’s summer here so everything’s growing really well at the moment. The mint is trying to take over the whole planter though so may have pull some of it out! Iced peppermint tea anyone? 🙂
Glenna Anderson says
Your makers look so elegant. Love the slate and the font your chose is perfect!
Thanks Glenna, Although my daughter gave me the set, my hubby made me a few extra from an old slate tile.
The font is great isn’t it – good one for the Silhouette and welding.
These are awesome!! I’ve always wanted an herb garden. Thanks for sharing the files.
Thanks Tanya. They’re really handy. Just have to pop out the back to cut a sprig or two of Parsley or whatever!
It looks SO cute! what a great idea labeling the herbs. Pinning!
Thanks so much Camila, and for pinning too 🙂
Brenna @ Life After Laundry says
I love these! I can’t wait to start planting stuff, and I will definitely start by making these markers.
Thanks Breanna, They’re definately handy. Glad you liked them!
What a great idea to use vinyl instead of chalk. The chalk look without the stuff washing away!
Thanks Jessica. Yes that true! My stakes have held up well to frequent watering.
Although dare I admit that my motivation to use vinyl was that my chalk writing efforts looked like the work of a four year old. -which is why I went with the cut out text instead – LOL
Karen Marie Kedzuch says
The font and garden look amazing.
Thanks so much Karen.
Those look absolutely amazing and so do your plants! I totally wish I was better at gardening.
Have a creative day.
Thanks Nana! Link ups are always fun!
Thank you Krista 🙂
Becky F says
What a great idea! The vinyl looks so good against the chalkboard finish. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes challenge at Silhouette Challenges!
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Janice @ Nearlyhandmade says
What a beautiful project! I love bringing some green indoors but I certainly do not have a green thumb 😉 I may have to make some sort of markers for my outdoor garden this summer!
Thanks Janice. I’ve been pleasantly suprised how well the book covering contact has held up during waterings too!
These are so cute. I initially couldn’t even tell it was vinyl! The silver is the perfect combination with the chalkboard.
joyce Fisher says
This is such a great project! My husband would LOVE if I made markers for his rose garden this summer. If I get it done and post about it to my blog, I’ll be sure to give you credit for the inspiration and include a link back to your post.
Peace, Love and Joy,
Thank you Pam for sharing the herb markers cut file. Certainly as a nice touch. I want to use them for markers as my are “not as nice”, used marker. I have other items I would like to make markers for and wanted to know what font was used.
The Font info is in the post above – just under the second photo. 🙂