DIY Chalkboard Flower Pot with a Custom-Painted Rim

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Are you ready for summer? I’m sprucing up my front porch for summer fun. A couple of weeks ago I showed you how to recover your outdoor cushions easily and quickly. So now that I’ve got pretty rocking chairs, I need a pretty flower pot. So today let me show you how to paint a flower pot with chalkboard paint and then decorate the rim for an an easy, breezy, custom look.

Ready to customize a flower pot with chalkboard paint? I’m excited to show you how! This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience (which means if you make a purchase after clicking a link I will earn a small commission but it won’t cost you a penny more)! Read my full disclosure policy.

DIY Chalkboard Flower Pot with a Custom-Painted Rim

Chalkboard Flower Pot Materials

Decorating Your Flower Pot

First, brush off any dust or dirt from your pot or your paint won’t stick as well.

Next, paint the entire outside of the pot (except the rim) with your black chalkboard paint. To get a smooth effect, brush downward in long, full strokes.

Paint a flower pot with chalkboard paint

Now, decide how you’d like to decorate your rim. You could paint it all a solid color, go for polka dots, or anything you like. I decided to use my cushion fabric as an inspiration.  So I first painted the rim all white, then I painted stripes on it in varying colors and widths. You can use painter’s tape to mark off some areas initially.  I  discovered it was easier (and faster) to just paint by hand. I used black and white paint Sharpie markers to clean up my lines and put in finer lines.

Paint the rim of your chalkboard flower pot

Use a Sharpie paint marker to detail your chalkboard flower pot

Coat the chalkboard-painted section of your pot in chalk — this primes it and gives it the “chalkboard” look.

Prime the chalkboard paint by rubbing chalk over it

Write something in chalk on your pot. I chose to write “grow love” because love is where it’s at … including my front porch (Greg and I sit out here often).

Write a message on your chalkboard flower pot

Plant a flower in your pot and enjoy!

A pretty chalkboard flower pot on my porch

I hope you enjoyed this quick and easy project for the weekend! This sweet little chalkboard flower pot really cheers up my porch, and I love how it matches my cushions.

I’d love to see your chalkboard flower pot! If you make one, please share a photo in our Facebook group or tag me on social media with #jennifermaker.



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