These chalkboard herb pots are a simple project with a bright and cheery outcome! They make great gifts for grandparents, Mother’s Day, Teacher Appreciation Day or just for your own kitchen.
Faux Chalkboard Herb Pots
You might be wondering why I would make faux chalkboard herb pots instead of just using chalkboard paint. While you certainly can use chalkboard paint and make yours so you can erase and rewrite, I had to use certain types of paint for this project, and chalkboard wasn’t one of them. However, I love that look, so I came up with something else instead.
I made these little chalkboard herb pots for Michael’s craft stores via my designer gig with DecoArt. Michaels carries a line of paint called Craft Smart that DecoArt makes exclusively for the craft supply chain.
The Craft Smart paint line includes outdoor paint, similar to DecoArt’s Patio Paint, which I absolutely LOVE. So I used three bright but fairly earthy colors of outdoor paint for the pots and black outdoor paint for the name tags. A simple paint marker is used to write the herb names on the pots.
What you’ll need to make faux chalkboard herb pots
- 3 4″ terracotta pots
- Craft Smart Outdoor paint in Orange, Saffron Yellow, and Citrus Green
- Silver paint pen
If you have any extra terracotta pots and are wondering what to do with them next, check out our Terracotta Pot Wind Chimes! This wind chime is a one of a kind and adds character to your garden space. Or for a larger terra cotta pot, try this beautiful Sea Glass Planter. Using sea glass found on the beach you can make your own gorgeous sea glass planter for indoors or outdoors.
- 3 4"-terra cotta pots
- Outdoor paint (orange, green, yellow, black)
- Silver paint pen
- Paint each terra cotta pot with Craft Smart outdoor paint (Orange, Saffron Yellow, and Citrus Green).
- Paint a strip of black outdoor paint on the brim of each pot.
- Use a silver paint marker to write the names of herbs on each black strip.
- Fill the pot with a potted herb.
This post was originally published on this blog on March 10, 2012.