DIY Chalkboard Flowerpots

Jul
26
2012

            Chalkboard flowerpots are a fun DIY project perfect for sprucing up your summer décor.  Put a personal touch on a potted plant or bring your outside flowerpots into the kitchen to use as decorative containers.

            After purchasing some chalkboard paint and a foam brush, locate any old or used flowerpot.  Cover the surface you’re working on with old newspapers and flip your flowerpot over.  You can then begin by painting the surface of the pot with chalkboard paint. Continue painting until you have a solid layer of two or three coats.  Once the paint is dry, flip the pot over and you can begin to decorate. 

Photo Credit: Clorox            

If you are going to paint your pot a different color, make that the first step. Using left over paint is the perfect way to create different color clay pots.  Choose any color and paint both the outside and inside surface of the pot and let it stand for 24 hours before decorating. 

Photo Credit: Julie Ann Art

            Once the original paint has dried, you can begin painting the surfaces you want with chalkboard paint.  Cover the surface you’re working on with old newspapers and flip your flowerpot over.  You can then begin by painting the surface of the pot with chalkboard paint. Continue painting until you have a solid layer of two or three coats.  Once the paint is dry, flip the pot over and you can begin to decorate. 

Photo Credit: Fiskars            

Any excess fabric lying around can be used to add an intimate touch to a typical flowerpot.  Try taking strips of fabric and wrapping it around the rim of the flowerpot.  You can also paint or draw on designs of the rim and leave the base of the pot to decorate with chalk. Whatever design you decide will be the perfect addition to your garden or home!

Photo Credit: Fiskars