Simple Clay Herb Labels

Simple Clay Herb Labels

Here is a quick, fun project to add to a house warming, Mother’s Day or birthday gift.  I even know of someone who used them for stocking stuffers.

Or you can always keep them for yourself (wink)!

They are easy enough to make with children.

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They can be made lickety split.

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My kind of project!

The title of the post says “herb labels”, but they could be for flowers and vegetables, too.  Even a date or meaningful word would be beautiful. Don’t you think?

So, gather your supplies and have some fun!

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Easy tutorial on how to make your own customizable plant markers using polymer clay and rubber stamps! Great gift idea!!

Supply List

  • Polymer Clay
    • I used two packs to make five labels
    • The link above says out of stock.  I found this clay in the Michaels store, though.
  • Ruler
  • Knife
    • I had to use a different one from the one pictured. The little rust spot transferred to the clay when I cut with it. Boooo!
  • Rolling Pin
  • Rubber Alphabet Stamps
  • Oven

Tutorial

  • Wash your hands.  Any dirt or color at all will transfer to the clay with you start to handle it.
  • Roll the clay into 1 1/2 inch balls. I used three sections at a time from the clay package.

Easy tutorial on how to make your own customizable plant markers using polymer clay and rubber stamps! Great gift idea!!

  • Next, roll each ball into a 5 1/2 inch roll (or “snake” as we used to call them when we played with play doh).

Easy tutorial on how to make your own customizable plant markers using polymer clay and rubber stamps! Great gift idea!!

  • Then, using the slightest pressure, roll each “snake” flat to a 1/4 inch thickness.

Easy tutorial on how to make your own customizable plant markers using polymer clay and rubber stamps! Great gift idea!!

  • Transfer to your baking dish (I used a cookie sheet).  Using your alphabet stamps, gently stamp the words you would like on your labels.  Cut the ends at an angle. Smoothe out any imperfections.
  • Bake according to the package directions.  Once they are cooled they will be ready to use!

Easy tutorial on how to make your own customizable plant markers using polymer clay and rubber stamps! Great gift idea!!

 

So there you have it- play, measure, stamp and bake!!

 

If you don’t have the time or inclination to make these yourself, here are four of my favorite plant markers from Amazon.

Copper Labels

Zinc Labels

Slate Labels

Wooden Labels

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8 Comments

  1. Brenda
    May 17, 2017 / 1:55 PM

    Love these. We just planted one of our hugelkultur beds in herbs and these would be perfect to use.
    ‘Thanks for sharing.

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      May 19, 2017 / 6:30 PM

      That sounds lovely, Brenda!

  2. Tanya Hulbert
    May 17, 2017 / 9:35 PM

    I simply cannot wait to make these! So simple and lovely. Will make great gifts, too!

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      May 19, 2017 / 6:31 PM

      Thanks for stamps! xoxo

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      May 29, 2017 / 2:21 PM

      Thank you, Christine!! It is so a great gift idea to keep your back pocket.;)

  3. Wendy Milloy
    May 29, 2017 / 8:03 AM

    Great idea

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      May 29, 2017 / 2:26 PM

      Thank you so much, Wendy!

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