Chalkboard Painted Pots

Chalkboard Paint Pots by


Last summer I purchased several cans of chalkboard spray paint on sale at Lowe’s and have been waiting for inspiration to use it.  A recent spring herb purchase inspired my latest crafty project, chalkboard painted pots.

This project was very easy and complete in under an hour.  I used pots from my storage shed and started by washing the pots and letting them dry.  After the pots were dry, I covered the top of each with painter’s tape.  I feared that since clay is porous it would take many coats of paint to cover the surface, but after three coats the pots were ready for plants.

To prevent the writing from being permanently etched in the paint, rub chalk over the surface to completely cover the paint and wipe it off.  Your pots are now ready to use!

Three pots in different stages


Jute tied in a bow adds a bit of interest to each pot.

DIY Chalkboard Painted Pots


When the herbs outgrow these pots, they will be transferred to the garden, and then the labels can easily be changed to match the new plant occupant.

Now I’m looking for inspiration for my next chalkboard paint project!

Sharing With:
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings- The Heart of the Home
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Project Inspired
Tutorials & Tips Link Party at Home Stories A2Z
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Home{Work} Wednesday at The Everyday Home
Power of Paint Party at Domestically Speaking
Weekend Bloggy Reading at Serenity Now
The Humble Brag at One Project Closer
Weekend Wrap-Up Party at Tatertots and Jello
Party Junk 188 at Funky Junk Interiors


  1. Super cute :) Pinned

  2. Your little pots are adorable. I am a huge fan of chalkboard paint. Pots get reused a lot so this is a cute and practical way to use it and have fun. Have sweet Monday! Wanda

  3. These are great! I just posted how I planted my herbs – stop by to see!

  4. Very cute and practical!

  5. Love this Paula! Pinning! xo

  6. Hi Paula!! Just popping over from Savvy Southern Style!
    These little pots are sooo cute!! On my way to share them on my page now!
    Wishing you An Extraordinary Day!

  7. So cute Paula. These would sure make great gifts! Just back from spending the week with family and my mother, we had a great time! Thanks so much for sharing these sweet pots at Amaze Me Monday, hope you’ll hop over to join this weeks party…

  8. I love these pretty pots! I love fresh herbs too and keeping them in these super cute pots is so clever! Thanks for sharing at Project Inspired! Hope to see you at tonight’s party 8 pm EST!

  9. Colette says:

    This is an awesome project! I love it. the pots are so pretty.

  10. super super cute, Paula! Featuring you tonight and pinning now!
    It was super fun meeting you last weekend, btw!

  11. Love this idea, Paula…so clever! Hugs…Debbie

  12. Hi. These are adorable. i’m wondering though, how does the paint hold up once the plant is watered and the clay gets damp? Have you had any problems with peeling pant? Thanks!


  1. [...] Weekend Wrap-Up Party at Tatertots and Jello The Creative HomeAcre Blog Hop at A Cultivated Nest Home{Work} Wednesday at The Everyday [...]

  2. [...] Chalkboard Painted Pots from Sweet Pea [...]

  3. […] Terracotta pots painted with chalkboard paint are not only useful for labeling plants, but also a pretty and trendy way to display herbs and flowers.  Kids would have fun making these, too, and decorating the pots with chalk pictures.  See how these are done at Virginia Sweet Pea. […]

Speak Your Mind