Chalk Talk: DIY Painted Flowerpots

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Difficulty: Beginner
Duration: 1 hour

 

Painted flowerpots

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:

 

Painted terra cotta flowerpots

 

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.

 

Painted terra cotta flowerpots

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.

 

Painted Terra Cotta Flowerpots: Step 3

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.

 

Painted flowerpots DIY

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

 

DIY Painted Flowerpots

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.

Supplies:

Terra cotta flowerpots

Painter’s tape

Chalkboard paint

Paint brush

Scissors

Landscape fabric

Organic potting soil

Plants

Seeds

Chalk

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