Modern+Minimalist Herb Markers

I have lost count how many times I have brought potted herbs into our home only to have them shrivel up and die shortly thereafter.  I have set them in filtered light, full sunlight, over-watered and under-watered them.  No matter what trick I use I cannot sustain these poor things’ lives.  I figured while I have the luxury of having fresh herbs around for at least a few days, I might as well make them look pretty.

minimalist black and white herb markers

Here are the supplies:

modern herb markers_supplies

I recently purchased this old-school Rotex label maker from eBay for $10 [including shipping].  If you’re a child of the 80′s like me you’ll probably remember using one:

modern herb markers using old school label maker

I love the modern, minimalist look of these labels.

using old label maker for modern herb markers

I cut a few wood shims in half, length-wise simply using scissors. I cut until the shim became a bit thick and cutting was too difficult.  They don’t need to be large anyway.

modern and minimalist herb markers

minimalist herb markers

Attach your labels and you’re done!  Easy.

black and white modern herb markers

modern herb markers

black and white herb markers

modern black and white herb markers

herb markers using old label maker

I am drawn to all-things modern, black and white lately and just love the simplicity of these herb markers.  Not to mention, it’s always fun seeing things from my childhood and using this old label maker was a kick.  “Everything old becomes new again,” right?

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11 Responses to Modern+Minimalist Herb Markers

  1. Hella says:

    Another good one: Have any leftovers from installing mini-blinds? Cut into shorter sections with a pointed end on one narrow side. You can use a permanent marker to create very serviceable plant labels.

  2. well. that seems so simple! great idea.

  3. I have the exact same problem with herbs/plants! I think our apartment is just not the right environment for growth. But these labels are adorable! I may just have to try this anyway :)

  4. Amy says:

    Thanks so much Jenni! I’m glad I’m not alone in my frustration.

  5. I love the old school yet classy feel to these herb markers! Fun idea to use the Rotex! I had one of those when I was a young girl, maybe I need to look around my mom’s house for it! New follower!

  6. I just planted herbs in window boxes on my back deck and I need labels! These are perfect…and might I say your herbs look happy and healthy! (beautiful photos too!)
    Thanks so much for linking at Twirl & Take a Bow! (I’m pinning :) )

  7. Oooooh I LOVE these Amy! I am such a fan of wood shims and this is such a unique and clever way to use them! Pinned and I hope you will come visit us over at The Makers this week!


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