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Chalkboard Paint Herb Pots Indoors

February 27, 2013

Think about bringing the herbs indoors this time of year?  I do!  So, I grabbed a few supplies and got to work making a set of pots that match my decor as well as have chalkboard paint so I can label them as any herb I have in the pot.  Most of the supplies I already had.  Always try to use things up before spending more money.  Here’s a quick do it yourself tutorial so you can make this for yourself.

garden fairy pot tools


  • Pots (you can find something like mine at Michael’s or just terra-cotta pots work too)
  • Paint (acrylic paints that adhere to your pot materials, including chalkboard paint)
  • Paint brushes
  • Cup of water
  • Chalk pens (find actual pens that are made with chalk at Michael’s too)

garden fairy pots


  1. Cover your surface with something.  I have a giant cardboard box I broke open that I always pull in from the garage when the kids or I want to paint.
  2. If you use terra-cotta pots, you need to use a terra-cotta sealer first.  I used wood pots with terra-cotta inserts that I didn’t paint.
  3. Paint the pots with the chalkboard paint and/or acrylics.  I did three coats for mine and let them dry overnight.
  4. Use the chalk pen to write the name of the plant/herb or even a sweet note to a recipient.  Makes a great gift!


The UNgardener


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