I've wanted to make plant markers for awhile and when I saw Virginia's idea over at Artsy VaVa -- I knew this was something I wanted to try. Check out her blog -- she is simply overflowing with fantastic ideas and tutorials! I had to improvise because I don't have a word burning tool (which is what Virginia used) to write the words on the corks. I used a black, permanent marker and then sealed it with clear, acrylic spray paint.
I got some small 'cocktail' forks at the thrift store to use for the herbs and I'll be using larger ones for my vegetable garden. Using wire, I added some shell beads and a pearl and then covered that with twine. Virginia also tells us to pound the tines flat, which I did as well.
Stick a fork in it . . . I'm done. For now.