Learn how to make chalkboard paint in any color! Apply to a flower pot and you have a fun craft idea!
Complete step by step instructions below.
Signs of spring are everywhere, from open windows to fresh lawn clippings and beautiful flowers in every porch planter and garden.
Flowers are my favorite part of spring. They are a welcome sight with all of their amazing colors replacing the white and brown of winter.
I have a tiny porch that doesn’t have a lot of room for a big beautiful planter filled with flowers, but it doesn’t want to be left out either. That is why I am going to make a cute little Chalkboard Flower Pot, that is still very springy but won’t block people from going in and out of the house!
Supplies Used to Make Chalkboard Paint
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How to Make Chalkboard Paint
Pour a 2oz bottle of acrylic paint into a plastic cup.
Add 1/2 Tablespoon of non-sanded grout to the cup.
Stir until combined well. There will be small chunks from the grout and that is okay.
After it is mixed you can pour the paint back into the original acrylic bottle so you can save what you don’t use.
The paint can be used just like any acrylic paint. There will be a bit of a rough texture to the paint because of the grout and that is okay, we will give it a light sanding in the final stage.
Supplies Used to Make Chalkboard Flower Pot
How to Paint a Chalkboard Flower Pot
My flower pot is going to be two toned.
Paint the first coat, allowing extra drying time between the different colors.
This paint does take a little bit longer to dry than regular acrylic paint.
Use masking tape to separate the different sections for the different colors.
I made DIY Chalkboard Paint in gray and painted the top portion of the flower pot.
Once everything is dry, remove the tape and prep the surface for the chalk by lightly sanding with sandpaper.
Be careful not to remove the paint, only softening the rough texture of the paint.
Then take a piece of chalk and rub it all over the pot covering it completely. Wipe away with a dry cloth.
The flower pot is now ready to be used. I transferred the flowers to the pot and then got creative with my decorating. If you don’t like what you’ve created, simply erase and start over! It’s all about having fun and being creative!
This cute Chalkboard Flower Pot is now sitting in the small corner of my porch and helps welcome spring – and my friends, to my home.
Just think of all of the things you can paint with Homemade Chalkboard Paint! What chalkboard paint ideas do you have? Share and leave a comment below!
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