The gals here at Paula’s Test Kitchen were looking for a fun way to jazz up the fresh herb plants in our container garden. We wanted them labeled but to also have a fun and fresh look. We finally decided on chalkboard herb pots and we couldn’t be happier with how they came out. Follow these easy step to make your own!
Pick out the pots you want to paint. There should holes in the bottom for proper drainage. We used basic and affordable terracotta pots and they worked great. Wash the empty pots and make sure they are clean and free of debris. Make sure to let them dry fully after washing.
Use a pencil to make an interestingly shaped outline of a label. Place the pot on newspaper and carefully fill in the stenciled area with the chalkboard paint. If you prefer, you can paint the whole pot. We liked how both turned out. Let dry for a few hours before filling.
Once dry, fill a quarter of the pot with gravel. This will help your plant drain properly. Fill the rest of the pot with soil, leaving just a few inches from the top. Place the roots of the herbs into the soil leaving a few inches between each stem. Pat down, and once in place, thoroughly water until you see water draining from the bottom of the pot. Place in a sunny spot and watch your plants grow!
What do you think of our herb pots? Would you try this at home?
*** Materials Needed: terracotta pots, pencil, chalkboard paint, paintbrush, newspaper, chalk, gravel, soil, herb plants. ***
What a fantastic idea Lisa! This is the perfect idea for my nieces and nephews this holiday. Can't wait to put them together now!
Jenn in Homemade Holiday Jingleboxes on December 09, 2013 at 2:01 pm
Love all these ideas. Thanks for the help because there were a few people I was lost on what to give them.
Tanya in Homemade Holiday Jingleboxes on December 09, 2013 at 1:15 pm
Quick question made your Chocolate Pudding pie. Everything looked great but the pudding got watery. What do you think I did wrong??? Help Paula!
Nikki Cole in The Sweet and Savory Sisters’ Easy Crawfish Spread on December 09, 2013 at 9:07 am