DIY Chalk Board Flower Pots


This was a really easy project that we made a few weeks ago.  I am in love with chalkboard paint so I have been looking for different projects to use it on.  Overall the project only took about an hour of actual work.  The rest of the time was spent waiting for the paint to dry.


  • Flower Pot
  • Chalkboard Spray Paint
  • Chalk


In a well ventilated area, cover the pot and plate with a thick coat of spray paint.  Wait at least 24 hours for the paint to dry.  Add another layer of spray paint on the pot and plate, making sure to coat any areas that didn’t get fully covered on the first coat.  After an additional 24 hours of drying, you are ready to rock & roll!  Decorate as desired.

While I love how these turned out, there are a few things that I would do differently next time.  For one, I used a plastic pot and plate for this project.  It is nice to have lighter weight pots to store and use, but I feel the paint didn’t set as well on this as it would have on a terra cotta pot and plate.  The other change I would make is to use chalkboard paint instead of chalkboard spray paint.  During the drying process there were some streaks that dried on.  I feel those would have been better smoothed out or covered if using a standard brush and paint.

My pot after two coats of spray paint


L is taking the decorating very serious
My finished project


L’s finished project




















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