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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.  Unpainted Pots

How to Make Chalkboard Labeled Planters

What you’ll need

Start by cleaning the pots really well. Rubbing alcohol works great, especially if there is any sticky residue left from stickers.

Unpainted Pots 2

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.

Painted Pots drying

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.

Painted Pots Final 2

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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Painted Pots Final

I can’t wait for it to warm up enough to get started on the garden!!  

DIY Chalkboard Labeled Planters



Thursday 10th of May 2018

I’ve popped over from home and garden Thursday. I love these! They are so cute.


Thursday 17th of May 2018

Thank you so much Sophie!!


Monday 7th of May 2018

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.


Thursday 17th of May 2018

It really is so convenient. And then I don't forget what I put in each one lol

Victoria @DazzleWhileFrazzled

Monday 7th of May 2018

Great gift idea, especially for Mother's Day and teachers.

Michelle James

Monday 9th of April 2018

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!


Wednesday 11th of April 2018

Thanks Michelle!

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