Spring means gardening and I’ve found a really creative (and inexpensive) way to display my favorite herbs. This cute DIY project is super simple and a fun way to display your favorite herbs, flowers or plants.
Do you talk to your plants?
I remember a friend of mine’s mother used to talk to her plants. She had the most beautiful plants that I had ever seen and she swore it was because she talked to them. Each plant had it’s own name, which was was clearly displayed on the planter, and when she would talk to it she would call it by it’s given name. The only name that I can clearly remember was Charlie, which was given to a huge creeping charlie plant. I don’t know if talking to your plants really does anything for them, but she swore that it did.
When I was creating these DIY Blackboard Planters the thought of my friends mother never popped into my head. It wasn’t until I began to write the types/names of the plants on the planters that it all came back to me. My initial intention was to make planters that matched my outdoor decor and allowed me to get rid of those ugly little plastic tags that come with the plants. Turns out I got more than I bargained for, every time I look at them I can’t help but smile, they remind me of the crazy lady who used to talk to her plants.
I used new terra cotta pots and saucers so there was absolutely no prep work for this DIY project, unless you call laying down a piece of cardboard prep work. I spray a solid coat of Rustoleum Ultra Cover, spraying the saucers and below the rim of the pots. I then let it dry completely and came back in to do any touch little touch ups.
Once I knew the pots were completely dry I used painters tape and news paper to cover up the area that was painted, leaving the rim and the interior of the pot exposed. Using Krylon Blackboard spray paint, I sprayed the outside rim of the pot and the inside rim of the pot, right to where the soil would reach. I then let the paint dry completely, do any needed touch ups and removed the newspaper.
I absolutely love the way that they turned out and that I don’t have to use those ugly little plastic tags anymore. The best part though, is the memory that I think of every time that I look at them.
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