Chalkboard Labeled Planters | Ikea Hack
I have a really easy little craft for you today–Chalkboard Labeled Planters. Take otherwise simple pots and turn them into custom planters.
I picked up 3 small planters at Ikea, with the intent to plant herbs in this Spring. They are the perfect size that I can have them outside, and still bring them inside for the Winter. This way I can have fresh herbs all year long.
How to Make Chalkboard Labeled Planters
What you’ll need
- Plain pots (I picked mine up at Ikea)
- Chalkboard paint
- Painter’s tape
- Chalk or chalk marker
Start by cleaning the pots really well. Rubbing alcohol works great, especially if there is any sticky residue left from stickers.
Next, tape off the area you want painted. For mine I just eyeballed it.
Then paint a layer of chalkboard paint on top. Let dry before painting on a second coat. My chalkboard labeled planters actually took 3 coats to completely cover the pot.
After the paint dried I carefully peeled off the painter’s tape, and corrected any bleed throughs.
Then using a piece of chalk, I wrote out my herb names. They aren’t perfect, but I like the way they turned out.
Right now I just have potted herbs sitting in the planters. It still a tad bit cold to have them planted and outside, so they are living in my in house greenhouse right now with my seedlings.
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I can’t wait for it to warm up enough to get started on the garden!!
I’ve popped over from home and garden Thursday. I love these! They are so cute.
Thank you so much Sophie!!
These are so cute. I like the idea of the chalkboard on the pot so you can change the plant that is in the planter and update the name.
It really is so convenient. And then I don’t forget what I put in each one lol
Great gift idea, especially for Mother’s Day and teachers.
I wanted to let you know I am featuring this great project at #merrymonday this week. I hope you will check it out when you have a chance! https://ourcraftymom.com/10-beautiful-diy-planter-ideas-to-add-instant-curb-appeal/
Thank you for sharing your project Amanda! I LOVE these chalkboard pots! I need them for my herb garden this year – so perfect! Pinned 🙂
Thank you Lindi!!
Cool idea! This looks so amazing. Pinned and tweeted. We love to party with you, so I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm.. Have an amazing day! Lou Lou Girls
I love this, I will have to do this for Mother’s Day gifts for the mothers at my school.
That is a GREAT idea! Thank you for stopping by!
I love this idea! It dresses up the planters a bit and makes it easier to identify which spice your using. Thanks so much for sharing!
I love these. I’ve always wanted to create chalkboard pots and this craft is on my “to do” list. #SCBH2015
You need to, they are so easy to do!
Very cute! I need to pick up some chalkboard paint. Thanks for joining the #HomeMattersParty – we hope to see you again next week 🙂
These are so cute! I feel like chalkboard paint and writing on it makes anything that much cuter, and much more custom.
Those are beautiful!! I always see those and want to make some, but I never get to do it!! Maybe this year! 🙂 #SCBH2015
Thanks Jamie! They are too easy you should try it!
Amanda I love this idea! I have a date planned to pick up some stuff at my local Ikea this will be part of that trip thanks for share 🙂
Ooh how fun! My local store is now a 2 hour drive away 🙁
These turned out really cute. Sharing!
Thanks for the share!!
These look great! I have some herbs and need to make some of these for them. They are so cute! I’m so happy to be co-hosting the Spring Craft Blog Hop along with you!
Thank you Christie! I am loving co-hosting this blog hop!