Terracotta Pots- Playful Makeover

10 May

I am loving this new trend of DIY chalkboard paint items for your home. I have a really weird obsession with chalkboards. This is nothing new, however, as when I was in 2nd grade my dad got my sister and I a used classroom size chalkboard and I’d never been more excited! All I wanted after that was perfect long pieces of chalk. I knew I would have to try a chalkboard paint DIY. Spring is here, so what is better than a grade school makeover on Terracotta Pots.

I decided to plant three of my favorite herbs. Below is the final product. I love this idea because I do not have a green thumb and as hard as I try my plants usually die, yet I keep trying. With the chalkboard pots I can just erase the herb and start over!

To recreate these yourself here is what you need to know:

Supplies- Terracotta pots, chalkboard paint, other exterior paint colors, thick cardstock paper, and sponge paint brushes.

1.Gather all your supplies, this is a two day DIY since you want to make sure the paint is really dry. 2. I drew a template that I wanted to use as a stencil for painting on the chalkboard paint. 3. Paint your first coat on the pots. I decided to do two cream and one a solid chalkboard. You will have to do several coats. 4. I decided the pots looked too plain so I painted a bright yellow to peek out from the inside of the pot and a light blue. 5. After the pots are dry, tape on the stencil then paint the chalkboard paint on the stencil. 6. The outcome is colorful pots with cute, little chalkboard signs.

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4 Responses to “Terracotta Pots- Playful Makeover”

  1. agouldi1 May 11, 2012 at 4:33 PM #

    These are great! love the idea!

  2. Lauren May 11, 2012 at 11:03 PM #

    Thanks I am so glad you like them!!


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