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Cheap plant labels!

Cheap plant labels!

A easy and real cheap way of getting plenty of plant labels with little or no outlay.
All you need is one light colured venetian blind a plastic one would be best, strip it bare and cut the slats into the size of tags you want and snip a point to one end. You will be rewarded with a plant label a little thicker than normal which will allow you to have room to write a couple of lines on.Use a good permanent marker pen like 'Sharpie' and away you go. Out of my little 4ft one I was able to get 527 tags I could have got more but I wanted some long ones. As for the blind it cost me 50p from the local car boot!

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Great idea Hel

22 Sep, 2008


Like this, must give it a try!

22 Sep, 2008


Brilliant idea hel.

22 Sep, 2008


wow Hel, you come up with some great ideas

22 Sep, 2008


Thanx guys. Irish I'll try and come up with some more penny pinching ideas I drive my hubby (Bob) mad at times as I always try to find something to 'make' out of other peoples junk but he's happy as I do save him money in the long run. Sadly I'm a jack of all trades and a master of none but I do really love a

22 Sep, 2008


well im impressed so far Hel, cant wait to see what you come up with next

22 Sep, 2008


Another brillant idea.

23 Sep, 2008



7 Oct, 2008


love your labels i use them too. last year i had too come up with some labels for a show. i found an old silver venitian blind in the shed. a few snips with the sissors and hey presto....

20 Oct, 2008


great idea - I find that "normal" markers are too small for me to write the name properly; I end up using some kind of shorthand that always takes me ages to decode. Thse can be made as long as needed.

we had an old wooden blind at the local charity office; when the strings went I grabbed it, took it apart, gave the slats a coat of weather-proofing, and put some together in loose weave for a trellis - had to tie the joints eventually, but two years later it's s till more-or-less intact.

I don't know if plastic slats would be strong eough to use as trellis - maybe secured against a wall to help take some of the strain?

lol or how about art? slats weaved in and out, bent into curves and arcs, for a free-form scuplture?

30 May, 2011


You can also use empty plastic containers. Same thing applies just cut into strips and mark as appropriate.

18 Mar, 2013

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