How to Make Spring Chalkboard Pots
Inexpensive terra-cotta pots get a playful makeover with chalkboard paint; fill with everything from blooming bulbs to chunky succulents. Or use for budding seedlings — a chalk-scrawled note will help you remember which seeds you sowed.
- terra cotta pots
- spray primer
- chalkboard spray paint
- paper towel
- spring bulbs or other flowering plants
- potting soil
Apply a light coat of spray primer to the pots. Keep the spray can equidistant from surface to ensure even coverage and prevent drips. Allow primer to dry.
Apply Chalkboard Paint
Spray two thin coats of chalkboard paint onto terra cotta pots, allowing ample dry time between coats. Also, apply paint to the top and inside rim of pot, because these areas may still be visible once plant has been potted. Tip: Keeping coats thin will prevent dripping and will speed up dry time between coats.
Allow chalkboard paint to dry for several hours or overnight. Rub painted areas with chalk in order to season the surface and prevent writing from being burned into the surface. Erase chalk with a dry paper towel for a smeared look or with a wet paper towel for a clean look. Fill with a spring plant and use the chalkboard surface to label the plant, provide care information or simply as a place to doodle.