Monday, May 6, 2013

DIY Chalkboard Flower Pot for Teacher Appreciation...


Teacher Appreciation Week is upon us and I always enjoy creating something for my kids to give as a "Thank You" to their teachers.

It's always nice to show our teachers how grateful we are for them. After all, they are with our children most of the time during the school year. Without their dedication we wouldn't have doctor's, lawyers, performers, artists, or entrepreneurs....... and there are many more jobs/careers besides the ones listed, of course.

Teacher Appreciation Week runs through May 10th, so there's still time to whip up a little something! This flower pot is super simple and of low cost. I spent less than $10.00 for this gift!

I hope you'll try your hand at this economical and simple DIY gift...


  • Terracotta Pot, Small or Medium Size
  • Painters Tape
  • Chalkboard Spray Paint
  • Potting Soil
  • Flower, Any kind
  • String or Washi Tape
  • Two Pieces of Chalk, White or Colored
Begin by removing any price stickers from the terracotta pot and tape off the rim with painters tape. Shake the chalkboard spray paint according to the directions before use. In a well ventilated area, on either a large piece of cardboard or a tarp, spray the untaped area of the pot, using short sweeping strokes. 

Allow the paint to dry, about 15-20 minutes, then apply a second coat. If you don't have the entire area of the pot covered, wait another 15-20 minutes, then apply a third coat. This will depend on how big your pot is. It should only take two coats for the chalkboard paint to be ready to write on. 

Plant your flower using some potting soil. After wiping any soil that has dirtied the finished pot, have your child write a message with a separate piece of chalk. Attach an unused piece of chalk with either string or washi tape.


  1. I love the versatility of chalkboard paint, and how it looks. What a cute idea!


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