DIY Chalkboard Planters

DIY Chalkboard Planters

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Chalkboard Planters

I recently bought cilantro and parsley plants to keep in my kitchen to use in cooking. I prefer fresh over dried herbs any day and growing my own seemed like the best way to always have some on hand. Since these plants are now part of my kitchen décor, I wanted to display them nicely. I said goodbye to the plastic pots they came in, bought a couple of those cheap orange/brownish ceramic planters (less than a $1) and some chalkboard spray paint (I love this stuff), and made chalkboard planters.


Here is what you will need:

  • Ceramic planter pot (mine were 89 cents each from the craft store)
  • Chalkboard spray paint
  • Tape and scissors (optional)

Here is what you will do:

This is super easy! As long as you can spray a can of paint you’ve got this! Make sure your planters are clean, I suggest wiping away any dirt or dust with a cloth before you begin painting. Turn your planter upside down and begin spraying the chalkboard paint with even pressure all the way around the planter. I sprayed two coats on mine, use your judgment with yours, make sure none of the planter’s original color is showing through. Let it dry for an hour before handling.


I experimented with a couple of designs on the planters and I think they turned out great! Simply affix painter’s tape to the planter to make your design and spray paint right over it. After it has completely dried peel the tape off and see your design take shape! I tried a chevron design and stripes on mine, use your imagination and design away!

If you don’t grow herbs, use these for flowers or succulents. You can draw pictures on them or write messages of inspiration, get creative and have fun!


Thanks to Contributor Michelle for this awesome post! Don’t forget to read her DIY monogram frame post too!