Duct tape garden markers - you need a roll of aluminum duct tape, utensils (discarded plastic or thrifted metal). The tape is stuck to itself around the utensil and is written on from the back with a ball point pen to make the embossed letters on the front. It's a unique, thrifty look that can be done for pennies.
Twig Plant Marker How-To 1. Gather small branches, about 1/4 to 1/2 inch around, in an easily worked but sturdy wood, such as maple. 2. With a vegetable peeler, strip a couple of inches of bark at one end, making a flat surface, and use permanent marker [or stamps + ink] to record the name. Note: If the wood is green and oozing sap, let it dry overnight before writing.