Chalkboard Flower Pots

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I think I am on flower pot overload. I recently posted a tutorial on how to create a Minion Flower Pot  that my 10-year-old created. She had so much fun making it and it looks great on our deck, that I decided to have my daycare kids create a flower pot of their own and let them plant some seeds. To add some fun to it, I decided to have them create Chalkboard Flower Pots.

Chalkboard Flower Pot

This is a simple kid craft that will need only a little bit of parental assistance. The first step will be to section off a portion of the flower pot that will be your chalkboard. I used painters tape and sectioned off part of the front of the pot. I did not measure or try to make it even, I just went for it.

Tape Flower Pot

Once your flower pot has been taped, make a paint pallet with the acrylic paint and start making a beautiful masterpiece. Get messy and go crazy with your artistic skills, but most of all have fun.

Paint the Pot

Painting Flower Pots

Once your paint has finished drying, spray your painted pot with clear gloss. I used RUST-OLEUM Painter’s Touch. Make sure you are in a well ventilated area and allow it to dry for at least 1-2 hours. After your pot has dried, carefully peal the painter’s tape off of the flower pot and paint the unpainted area with 2-3 coats of Chalkboard paint. It dries pretty fast.

Paint with Chalkboard Paint

After your pot has completely dried, fill the pot up with dirt and choose which seeds you want to plant. My group of kids chose from Basil, Oregano, and Cilantro. They were super excited to learn about each herb and they cannot wait to see their parent’s face when they give it to them.

Herb Flower Pots

These Chalkboard Flower Pots are perfect summer time activities to keep kids busy and they are the perfect gift for anyone that  loves to garden. Have fun and get creative.


  1. This is a great idea, when I finally figure out how I’ll do a garden at home.

  2. I want to make the flower pots and put them on my deck, my daughter is not a toddler but she is 8 years old and she would love making a flower pot my daughter loves planting.

  3. This is so neat. My daughter will be thrilled to decorate the flower pots like these

  4. Those turned out so cute! And what a fun idea for the kids, too!

  5. thelesleyshow says

    Looks like a fun and messy project. My kids will love it!

  6. That is a super cute idea. Kids would write other messages on the flower pots also.

  7. This is such an awesome idea! They would be perfect for a windowsill herb garden with smaller pots.

  8. So cool! And fun! I love getting kids involved in crafts

  9. What cute pots! I want to try growing veggies and herbs. This would be perfect.

  10. Those are so adorable! i love this idea.

  11. This is such a great idea I love how the kids will be excited to learn about nature.

  12. These are so adorable! I love this idea, and will have to try something like it with my kiddos! It would be so fun!

  13. This is such a great idea, and a fun gift idea! My son would have a blast painting the pots.

  14. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says

    That is such a cute craft idea. I love how they came out.

  15. YES! I love chalkboard paint 🙂

    Southern Elle Style

  16. Love these!! So freaking cute! May have to do this with my kiddo!

  17. Such a cute craft idea for kids! We are moving this weekend and hope to start a garden next month!

  18. I love this! I love all kid craft fun. I posted on my Pin Board Kid Craft Fun. Thanks for posting.

  19. I may do this this weekend with my kiddos

  20. Such a great idea Aimee!

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