Creating a Fun DIY Chalkboard Herb Planter

This DIY chalkboard herb planter turns regular clay pots into beautiful and fun places to grow your herbs! Use smaller pots for an indoor garden and larger for outside! Don’t forget to get the kids involved! 

I love to garden. I love being outdoors, enjoying the weather, and getting my hands dirty. I also love the sense of accomplishment I feel when I see the results of my hard work.

But sometimes gardening and landscaping doesn’t have to be difficult or hard. With this fun DIY Chalkboard Herb Planter I’m able to plant the herbs I love in cute decorative pots and don’t really have to worry much about them.

Plus, you can make this project with simple materials that you might already have in your home!

DIY Chalkboard Herb Planter
DIY Chalkboard Herb Planter

What You’ll Need:

  • Terra Cotta Pots
  • Inexpensive Paint (acrylic would work too)
  • Chalkboard Paint
  • Foam Brushes
  • Miracle Gro Moisture Control Potting MIx
  • Herb Plants or Seeds

DIY Chalkboard Herb Planter material

What You Do:

1. Paint (or have your kids paint) the terra cotta pots. Let dry completely.

DIY Chalkboard Herb Planter painting

2. Using the chalkboard paint, create a rectangle on the outside of the pot so you can label what herb you are planting. Let dry completely. Once dry, label the pot with the herb you are planting.

DIY Chalkboard Herb Planter painting chalkboard sign

3. Fill pot with soil about 1/2 way. Remove herb plant from it’s original container and nestle in the soil. Top with more potting mix. Water and enjoy!

DIY Chalkboard Herb Planter mint

Now that I have a cute new herb garden I can show it off on my front porch or on my patio and can change the signs as my herb garden changes and grows!

Do you grow herbs? What are your favorite herbs to plant?

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  1. What a great idea! I love how the kids are involved and we to use Miracle Grow products! This is a great post! Keep us updated on your your Herb garden :0)

  2. I love how the whole family can get together for this project.

  3. Oh now that is a super cute craft! I love it! I want to go build one right now!

  4. Such a cute idea and I know my kids would love it!

  5. I love it, how fun! I might have to do this with some of my terracotta pots!

  6. I love that idea! I’ve always wanted to grow herbs like that, I’m going to try this sometime!

  7. That is so great. I feel bad that I didn’t really do many DIY projects with my kids because I am so terrible with that type of thing.

  8. I am in love with this idea! I always have to do a taste test to figure out if I’m snipping parsley or cilantro.

  9. What a great idea!! Pinning this!

  10. Very cool. I love this idea. What a neat project. I need some chalkboard paint now.

  11. What a cute idea! I have wanted to do some gardening with the kids and I’ve always wanted to get chalkboard paint- now I have a reason to do both, lol.

  12. Very cute & I love that you let the kids help!

  13. These are so cute!! My kids would love to do something like this! Great idea!


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