A while ago, my boyfriend returned from IKEA with three mini plant pots, which were great, apart from the colour. As a result, they soon became my target for a new DIY craft project.
Having helped my mum, who runs a children’s nursery, paint a wall at work with black chalkboard paint, I decided to try a new DIY to transform the pots into customisable herb pots.
You will need:
- Chalkboard paint (not to be confused with chalk paint)
- Small plant pots (these were IKEA)
- Chalk (sticks or liquid pen)
- Herb plants
You can buy chalkboard paint from your local Homebase or B&Q. After giving it a good stir, you simply paint it on liberally, trying not to paint your own fingers, and/or other appendages.
As the paint dries, you’ll see it turn from a dark glossy grey to a matt black, and then you’re ready to customise with chalk. I chose to label my fresh herbs, but you can write whatever you fancy!
The best thing about chalk is that if you draw something that you don’t like, you can use a damp cloth to erase it and start again. You can even change your design or message daily…
This DIY project is really quick and easy, and great for personalised gifts or mementos. If you don’t like chalk sticks, you can also use liquid chalkboard pens for added artistic control.
Have you experimented with chalkboard paint? What did you make?