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Snazzy DIY plant tags

A clever way to look after thirsty cacti

Succulent plants and cacti are very popular these days, adorning windowsills in homes and offices everywhere. Not only are they easy to look after, their unusual shapes make them really eye-catching amongst all the greenery. They don’t need much water and can survive long dry spells, making them perfect for those who travel a lot or have little time for watering. Draw attention to your precious plants with these cool, homemade flowerpot labels. It’s also a practical solution for times when you can’t be there to water them yourself: simply write brief care instructions for each plant on the labels. edding fibre pens with a calligraphy nib are ideal for this; available in three different stroke widths, they make handwriting look expressive almost without trying!

You will need:

  • edding 1255 calligraphy pen, line width 2 mm in black
  • Thick white writing paper
  • Scissors, ruler if you prefer to use one
  • Wooden skewer, adhesive tape
Step by step instructions:
  1. Before starting, we recommend you practise using the calligraphy pen a little. Expressive calligraphy works best if you always hold the pen at the same angle. You’ll soon see how easy it is to achieve beautiful curved letterforms.
  2. Now you’re ready to get going: take the white paper and write some hints and tips on how to look after your pot plants, or simply write amusing words or phrases inside a speech bubble. Add some shading and small decorative touches such as dots or stars.

  3. Use the calligraphy pen to draw a frame around each phrase, which you can then embellish before cutting it out. Watch our how-to video for detailed instructions.

  4. Finally, secure each hand lettered label onto a wooden skewer with adhesive tape and insert them in your plant pots.