Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Chalk Flower Pots

Passing Notes Today :  Mrs. Kelly

Mrs. Gosling and Mrs. Williams, 
I don't know about you, but I've found that the chalkboard paint goes a LONG way.  I bought a can of spraypaint last year and I just can't seem to get rid of it.  Thus, I am constantly thinking of ways to use chalkboard paint.  Hence, the latest project:  chalkboard flower pots.

We started with two supplies:  chalkboard spray and a terra cotta pot.  The spray was leftover and the garden pot cost me less than two bucks.


Then, while the kids ran around in the yard, I sprayed the pots.  The hardest part of this project is having enough patience to let them dry.  They have to dry for 24 hours.  I had to spray both the interior and exterior...so my patience was REALLY tested.


Then we were left with this.


It's important to rub the chalk around the pot first and wipe off before you really draw on it.


Next came the fun part.  The kids decorated the pots.


Deep Thought:  Is a flower pot still a flower pot without flowers?  We decided to add a burst of color.  I heart coleus.


Peace. Love. Flowers.


Nothing like a personalized planter!  They'd make fun table makers too.  


Next up...chalkboard crown moulding.  
I kid.  I think.  

Note from Mrs. Gosling:  Isn't chalkboard paint the best.  I have never used the spray version, I will need to try that out.  Is that a "Peace" sign on one of those pots?

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