Sunday, 2 March 2014

Chalkboard pots

I don't know if you do this as well, but I often buy a small pot of spring bulbs to put on a window sill, then plant them out when they've finished flowering, to add colour to the garden or in my pots for next year. Then I promptly forget where I've planted them and add something else!
chalkboard pots
Last week I bought two terracotta plant pots to use at a craft club I go to, got home and then received an email telling me what size I needed, and realised I'd got them too big. So, I decided to use them to plant my latest batch of bulbs in. This time though, I had a cunning plan!
I used some chalkboard paint I already had and painted around the top rim section. My paint came from Wilkinsons, is quite old and rather thick, so one coat was fine for me.
so easy!
When it was dry, I used a waterproof pen to write on the chalkboard section what was in the pots, in my best teacher's handwriting. You could do this for any plants or seeds really, even add details if you need to, and, just repaint if you want to change the contents. The pen I used by the way is a Zig posterman waterproof that I got from a local art shop.
When they've finished flowering, I'll pop them in a corner out of the way, until next spring and know exactly what's in them!
At the moment it is poring with rain, again, and they are looking good! I'm looking forward to joining in with Handmade Monday again and seeing what all the other talented bloggers have been up to.

all planted out in that rare sunny moment

15 comments:

Ali said...

What a fab and easy idea x Thanks for sharingx

Ali said...

What a fantastic idea. I'm definitely going to invest in some chalk board paint.
Ali xx

Free Spirit Designs said...

Such a fantastic idea! I'm forever forgetting what i've planted in pots so this would be perfect for me :) x

Elizabeth Dovey said...

What a great idea! X

CPC Wedding Stationery said...

What a brilliant idea - lovely for herbs too. Hope you have a good week.

Ginx Craft said...

What a great idea. And I even have some Wilkinson chalkboard paint, as we got some to paint a section of my daughter's bedroom.

threads 'n' shreds said...

Great idea, ,I love it!! Better than having the horrible white plastic marker in a plant pot. Fabulous <3

PinkOddy said...

This would make a fantastic Mother's Day present too wouldn't it. Thank you for sharing.

Vicky said...

That's such a good idea - I'm forever losing those plant markers!

patchworkfairy said...

Brilliant idea! I would forget too. x

Teresa said...

This is a lovely idea, could be used to personalise a gift for a green-fingered friend.

Vicky Myers said...

I love the use of the pen, I've only ever written on with chalk which just rubs off!! Right, where's my chalk board paint gone?..

Jess @ Along Came Cherry said...

Fab idea x

fatmonica said...

They look great-love the writing!

Lucy Blossom said...

A fabulous idea, and you could write anything on there.