Saturday, May 26, 2012

Wine Cork Garden Markers

I like wine and I have a problem throwing away wine corks.  I'm not sure why, but I just can't seem to pitch them in the trash can after opening a bottle.  In my dining room I have three large vases, one with red wine corks, one with white, and one with champagne corks.  My jars have gotten full so now I have a large bag full of them up in my craft room.  I keep finding all these cool cork projects on Pinterest and since I have a plethora of corks I decided to try a few of them out.  Today, I made some markers for my garden using a few!

Super simple, and they didn't take more than a few minutes.  I used wooden skewers that I have been collecting out of my kids' Earth Fare meals for the last few weeks (Kids eat free every Thursday, up to SIX kids meals with a $5 adult purchase.  Love.) and the old corks that I have, (free, and free) and wrote the names of everything that I am growing this year and in less than five minutes had some really cute markers for my veggies!
 I can almost taste the zucchini bread now...
 I love these little onion sprouts, can't wait to use them in a stir fry or salad!
 LOVE my garden, and love that I can grow organic veggies so easily.  There's something great about heading out into my backyard to pick dinner!  I would have chickens if I could, but our HOA frowns on them...
In a couple of months this lettuce will make a great salad for dinner!  Yum!


  1. What a cute and clever idea! I saw some spoons made into garden markers on Pinterest that I'm wanting to try making. And your garden looks wonderful. What are you growing on those ladder-looking things?

  2. THanks! Green beans. I try to keep them on the trellis, but most of the time they invade other places anyway! LOL They grow really well though so I can overlook it. :)