Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Chalkboard Herb Planters

Hallelujah! I finally bought a can of chalkboard paint. I was inspired by a Michael's email suggesting this project:

How pretty, right? Although, I'm 90% sure no one's handwriting is that perfect...

My version:

Here's how I did this.

 I got me some pots. $3 total

Masked them off...literally...I couldn't find my painter's tape, so I used my masking tape. By the way, it worked just fine.

Sprayed 'em down.

 Completely painted and pretty.

And in their new home. I went to buy plants, but they all looked so gross and sick. Maybe I'll start from seed. So for now they sit empty, but you get the idea.

In total, this took about two hours and that's only because the pots had to dry before I could fill them.

Try it. This will be way easier to maintain than my outdoor garden that I let go straight to hell last year when I was preggers. I'm not a fan of weeding.

<3 dani


  1. I LOVE your handwriting! What a fun project! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  2. Saw these on "Polish the Stars" link-up. So cute! Great blog, you're focused and have great ideas! Stopping by from Ruthie's Kozi Kitchen where everything is simple and quick :)

  3. thanks for stopping by!

    I guess all those years of practicing my handwriting did pay off ;-) Love your blog Alison!

    Ruthie, I stopped by your place and will be using some of your recipes for my Menu Monday posts in the future! So glade you stopped by.

  4. Adorable and easy. This project would be a perfect fit at our "It's a Cinch" link party going on now. When you link up at one blog you'll automatically be linked on all 5 fab party co-hosts sites.

    Hope to see you at the party!



  5. What did you spray on the pots before you painted them?

  6. I only sprayed them with chalkboard paint... I'm a little nervous! Should I have sprayed them with some sort of sealer? Oh no!

  7. These are so cute! I saw you over on Someday Crafts, & you inspired me to make a set! I'll have them up on my blog this Friday linking back to you for my inspiration. :)

    Ginger @

  8. Dani: In the pictures it look like you sprayed something gray on the pots first. But I guess that was just the lighting. I'm sure putting a sealer on it first wouldn't have made a difference.

  9. Ah yes, looking at it again, the wet paint does look grey.

  10. I love this cute and inexpensive idea. Thanks for sharing. I found your blog at the Polish The Stars party. I'm a new follower, and I would love if you stopped by and followed back so we can stay in touch. Talk to ya soon, Lori

  11. This is awesome! I love a good chalkboard paint project...and mixed with a little spring pot gardening...just perfect. Thanks so much for sharing this at our party!

  12. I love all things chalkboard and this is so fun for the garden!

    So glad you linked to our Cinch party.

  13. These are so cute!! You've got some cute projects on here! Thanks for following me! I'm now your newest follower! :)

    And I'm totally impressed you put your weight on here!! lol!

    1. Thanks, Misti! I put my weight on here because obviously half nuts :-)

      No, really, thanks for the kind words.

  14. This is an awesome idea. I haven't decided how or where to plant my herb garden, but you may have just decided for me!


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