Whether you want a simple way to identify your plants or herbs, or you just want to decorate ordinary terra cotta flowerpots, chalkboard-painted pots are simple and stylish.
With a little chalkboard paint, your garden will be the most organized on the block.
How to Make DIY Chalkboard-Painted Pots:
Step 1: Apply Painter’s Tape
- Wrap the top of your pot with painter’s tape.
- If only painting a strip around the center of the pot, use painter’s tape to block in the area you wish to paint.
Step 2: Paint Pots
- Choose chalkboard paint in your choice of color and paint the pot for your desired look.
- When the paint is dry, remove the painter’s tape.
Step 3: Cut Landscape Fabric
Cut landscape fabric to fit the bottom of the pot and place inside. This will help keep dirt in the pot when watering.
Step 4: Plant Herbs or Plants
- For repotting new plants, fill the lower 1/3 of the pot with potting mix. Remove the plant from its plastic container and break apart the dirt a little bit to let the roots breathe. Set the plant in the pot and add extra potting mix and lightly water.
- If starting from seed, fill pot within 1/2 to 3/4 inches from the top rim with potting mix, add seeds and lightly water.
Tip: Use organic potting mix for herbs
Step 5: Write Plant Names
Use chalk to write the plant names on the sides of the pots. You can note feeding and watering needs, too.