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Wood Spoon Garden Markers

With some inexpensive spoons and acrylic paint you can create colorful wood spoon garden markers for your garden that are practical as well as pretty!
Author: Beth Kingston


  • wooden spoons
  • acrylic paint
  • washi or painters tape
  • foam brushes
  • paper plate
  • Mod Podge Outdoor
  • stickers or vinyl words – Cricut Maker (available at Cricut, Michaels, and HSN) and white vinyl


  • Wrap washi or painters tape around the base of each spoon.
  • Use a foam brush to paint each spoon (I chose the paint colors to “match” the vegetable/fruit).
  • Let dry. A tall cup easily fit six spoons at once! Paint a second coat if necessary.
  • Cricut has a cartridge called Freshly Picked that has over a dozen different plant names ready to cut – so it took me less than five minutes to create these. Don’t have a Cricut? Stickers would work just as well.
  • Remove tape from spoon and add plant names. PS…normally I would use transfer tape for vinyl, but these were small enough that I just peeled them right off and applied them to the spoon.
  • Add a layer of outdoor Mod Podge to each spoon.