DIY Chalkboard Herb Planters

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DIY Chalkboard Herb Planters

DIY Chalkboard Herb Planters

This summer we finally decided to put some shade up in our front yard. We wanted to create a place where we could relax while the kids played around us. In order to make it more inviting I wanted to add a few herbs to green the patio up a bit.

I had seen a few images of what I would like to do on Pinterest. And I’ve been dying to find a reason to try out chalkboard paint. So I decided to merge a few ideas together and created these super easy, kid-friendly chalkboard herb planters.

Killed the oregano? That’s ok! Just wipe off the name, plant something else in it’s place, and re-write on the chalkboard label! How great is that? And they can change with the season just as easily.

Now you can get fancier and paint your pots different colors, designs, etc but we wanted simple. We may get fancier later but this will do for now. And since we used the same colors that we used on our chairs, everything matches!

How to Make Chalkboard Herb Planters

What You’ll Need:

  • Terra Cotta pots
  • Paint (check the clearance section at your local hardware store)
  • Paint brushes
  • Chalkboard paint
  • Herbs
  • Chalk
  • Baby wipes (to clean up any messes)


What you do:

1. Paint terra cotta pots. This is a great place to let the kids step in and get messy! Let the pot dry completely before moving to step 2.

2. Open up the chalkboard paint and stir thoroughly.

3. Place the terra cotta pot on its side and put the chalk or another object against it to keep it from rolling away.

4. Paint a rectangle box with the chalkboard paint. Keep it simple and only do one coat for now.

5. Once the first layer is dry (about 30 minutes to 1 hour) go back and add another layer of paint.

6. Write the name of what you’re planting on the pot. Add a bit of dirt, a plant, and you’re set!

What are you planting with the kids this season? 


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Danielle is a work-at-home-mom of two beautiful kids and writes at the Simmworks Family Blog. She loves to blog about her family, healthy living, going green and crafting. Danielle would love for you to come visit! You can reach her on facebook and twitter as well. If you have any questions feel free to email her at

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About Danielle

Danielle is a work-at-home-mom o f two beautiful kids and writes at Simmworks Family Blog. She loves to blog about her family, healthy living, going green and crafting.


  1. These look like so much fun!
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  2. Great idea!
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  3. Super cute! I made some painted pots for my mom on Mother’s Day and we used acrylic paint which was super cheap.
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  4. I love this idea! Can’t wait to find some paint on sale and try it!
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  5. Oh this is cool! And I love Pinterest!
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  6. Love these! I’m so going to copy and make my own!
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  7. Chalkboard paint, what a great way of being able to change the labels! Genius!
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  8. Such a cute idea. Pinning for later.
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