Craft: Chalkboard painted herb pots

Get crafty this weekend with this creative kitchen idea.

I love buying fresh herbs for the kitchen but not so much the random collection of saucers they end up sitting in. My solution? Paint these handy pots with chalkboard paint so labels can be changed with every new plant – no more confusing the Italian parsley and coriander.

What you need:

  • Terracotta pots and saucers

  • Masking tape

  • Chalkboard paint

  • Paintbrush

  • Hot glue

  • Ribbon

  • Chalk

Wrap masking tape around the top of a pot.

1. Place two terracotta pots inside each other and use the “shoulder” of the bottom one as a guide to wrap masking tape around the top one (this gives you a nice neat, even line).

Paint the pot with two thin layers of paint.

2. Paint two thin layers of paint on the pots. Allow each layer to dry fully between coats.

Hot-glue a piece of ribbon around the pot.

3. Remove the masking tape and hot-glue a piece of ribbon around the bottom edge of the shoulder.

Rub a layer of chalk all over the paint.

4. Finally, rub a layer of chalk all over the paint, then wipe it off with a damp cloth – this gives the chalkboard paint a more weathered look.

By Alice Arndell, craft editor

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