Last year during fall planting, I ran out of plant tags. I found some metal brackets for hanging shelves in the basement and wrote the plant names in it with permanent marker. My husband saw my tags and brought home some scrapped metals from his work and told me to engrave them instead.
Cut them into two and voila, perfect tags.
I tried engraving for the first time and it's so easy to do.
Note the plant tag that I used in this pic.
I think these tags will last a lifetime. They are perfect for my lilies and hostas!