Chalkboard flower pots
Photo: Clorox

After purchasing some chalkboard paint and a foam brush, locate any old or used flowerpot.  Cover the surface you’re working on with old newspapers and flip your flowerpot over.  You can then begin by painting the surface of the pot with chalkboard paint. Continue painting until you have a solid layer of two or three coats.  Once the paint is dry, flip the pot over and you can begin to decorate. 

If you are going to paint your pot a different color, make that the first step. Using left over paint is the perfect way to create different color clay pots.  Choose any color and paint both the outside and inside surface of the pot and let it stand for 24 hours before decorating. 

Once the original paint has dried, you can begin painting the surfaces you want with chalkboard paint.  Cover the surface you’re working on with old newspapers and flip your flowerpot over.  You can then begin by painting the surface of the pot with chalkboard paint. Continue painting until you have a solid layer of two or three coats.  Once the paint is dry, flip the pot over and you can begin to decorate. 

Any excess fabric lying around can be used to add an intimate touch to a typical flowerpot.  Try taking strips of fabric and wrapping it around the rim of the flowerpot.  You can also paint or draw on designs of the rim and leave the base of the pot to decorate with chalk. Whatever design you decide will be the perfect addition to your garden or home!