Pastel Chalkboard Painted Pots for a Mini Herb Garden + 13 more Spring Decorating Ideas

When you think of Spring what pops into your head?  Pastels? Flowers? Pretty things? Well you’re in luck cause I teamed up with 13 other bloggers to bring you some fun and easy Spring decorating ideas!

Here is how it works.  Here on TinySidekick, I’ll show you my simple spring project.  I made some really cute pastel chalkboard painted pots for a mini herb garden.  Then, at the end of this post you will find links to each of the fabulous projects below!

Sound fun?  Good!

Spring Decorating Ideas

A Mini Herb Garden with Pastel Chalkboard Painted Pots

I love the colors of spring and I also love making marinades to use when we grill outside, which this time of year is perfect for.  And when I’m making marinades there is nothing better to have on hand than fresh herbs.  So I made these chalkboard painted pots in some of my favorite spring colors to create a mini herb garden for my kitchen.

chalkboard painted pots for a mini herb garden

The first thing you will need to do is mix up some chalkboard paint, which is really easy.

how to mix chalkboard paint in any color

Simply take about 1/8 cup of acrylic paint (craft paint) and mix it with a little bit less than a teaspoon of unsanded grout.  You can find unsanded grout at the hardware store and there are smallish boxes of it, so you don’t have to buy a big ol’ bag.

Adding the grout makes the paint dry really fast, so you may want to mix just one color at a time.

mini herb garden with chalkboard painted pots

Paint your pots with 2-3 coats of your chalkboard paint and let them dry completely.
chalkboard painted pots

Once they are dry go to town on them with some chalk and then rub the chalk in with your fingers or the palm of your hand so that the entire surface has a layer of chalk dust on it. (This “seasons” your surface so that you are able to erase later.)

mini herb garden with chalkboard painted pots

Then plant your herbs and write on each pot what is inside!  And that is it!  This would make a really cute hostess gift for the backyard BBQ’s that are about to start happening don’t you think?
how to make chalkboard paint in any color

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What do you think?  I am going to love not buying herbs and having this cute little display!

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 Now it is time to go check out these great projects from some of my favorite blog friends!  So I’ll leave you to get clicking.  Have a wonderful rest of your day!

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The Turquoise Home | Tiny sidekick | The Blissful Bee

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Making Home Base | One Krieger Chick | Design, Dining and Diapers

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Just a Girl and her Blog | Designer Trapped in Lawyer’s Body

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The Happy Housie |Place Of My Taste | Create Craft Love

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This Is Happiness | Homey Oh My | House by Hoff

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About Corey

Corey is the creative behind Hey There, Home where she shares easy-to-follow and beautiful home decor and entertaining ideas. Her mission? To make home decor accessible to everyone, even if you don't consider yourself crafty, and to empower people to decorate their homes in a way that they can actually be lived in, not just looked at.

49 thoughts on “Pastel Chalkboard Painted Pots for a Mini Herb Garden + 13 more Spring Decorating Ideas

  1. Mel says:

    Love the recipe for homemade chalkboard paint.
    A couple of questions – is it waterproof? i.e. can I leave these pots outdoors once painted?
    And what surfaces can I use chalkboard paint on?
    Thanks for such a great site!

    1. Hi Mel! Great questions. You can really use chalboard paint on anything (pottery, or wood.) These ones I did are terracotta pots and I placed my plants in them in their plastic containers. If you are going to plant right in them, I would line them first or do a coat of something to make it so that the water doesn’t absorb into the pot. I is however waterproof. Mine were outside for some time and I can still write on them and erase. Let me know if you have any more questions!

  2. These turned out super cute! Totally a perfect hostess gift. The one time I made chalkboard paint, I used leftover grout from a tiling project and didn’t realize it was sanded grout. Oops! That definitely does not wok as well. Haha…

  3. Adorable! I love these! I’ve always dreamed of having a charming little potted herb garden 🙂 I just need to work on keeping them alive a little better 🙂 Thanks so much for linking up at Thursday STYLE! Hope you are having a great week!

    1. Haha. Thanks Angela. I’m the worst at keeping plants alive, but am determined to keep these ones going.

  4. Claire says:

    I like the purses!

  5. Gorgeous pots! I love the colors you chose. 🙂 Thanks for linking up at Much Ado About Monday!

  6. My favorite thing about target is the home good section! I love finding steals that look just like the more expensive companies. So much decor goodness there!

  7. Jessica says:

    When it comes to shopping at Target, I love going through the home and decor stuff. Not that long ago I picked up a bar cart that I’ve been using as an adorable crafting supply caddy.

  8. I love your chalkboard planters. Such a cute spring craft and something the kids can help with too. I love anything chalk inspired, always so fun! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

  9. what a great idea , and I love the colors used…my kind of colors! I want to do something like this for my kitchen…thanks for sharing!

  10. Denise says:

    My favorite would be the home section but I love walking by every end cap to see what has been discounted, I find so many amazing deals.

  11. Denise says:

    My favorite section of Target is the home section but I always walk by every end cap to see what has been discounted, I have found so many amazing deals.

  12. Your flower pots are so sweet. Thank you for sharing the chalk paint recipe.
    Kathi

    1. I know! Sometimes I find the best deals on the most random end cap! Good luck in the giveaway 🙂

  13. Love the chalkboard pots! I still have some mini clay pots left over from a craft challenge I did last month. These would make such a cute teacher’s gift at the end of the school year!

  14. Wow, I’m not sure I can decide! I would have to say the home section is one area I always try to go through looking for great deals!

  15. Janis says:

    home is my favorite. going to make some of these.

  16. Such a great idea and I love the bright colors! This would be good project for my boys to help with. So fun to be a part of this “Spring Hop” with you!
    Have a Happy Day!
    ~Ariean

  17. So many cute projects! I wish spring lasted forever so I could make and keep out all of these projects!

    1. I agree. I love the colors in Spring decor and try to keep them out as long as possible.

  18. What a great trick, Corey!! Such a easy way to mix up your own chalkboard paint – I love that. Those colors are great for spring too. Very cute project!

  19. What cute little pots, Corey! I love the colors you chose! It was fun being on this “hop” with you! Have a great weekend!

    ~Abby =)

  20. Courtney Saucier says:

    I am in love with the chalkboard pots! My favorite section at target is the home goods! Such cute stuff! Also the baby section because I find the sweetest things for my son!!

  21. stephanie says:

    home of course! anything threshold!

  22. I swear I left a comment yesterday… did it not go through??
    Anyways, I had said that my friend just asked me the other day about how she could make her own chalkboard paint planters and I was SO happy this tutorial was available to share with her! Beautiful colors, Corey!

    1. Weird! These were super easy to make. And you know I love to figure out how to do it for less!

  23. So cute!! I need to do this same thing! Would love to have fresh herbs to use in cooking. The pretty pots are a bonus! Pinned!!

  24. Katie B. says:

    Corey – These are fabulous! Great work.

    1. Thanks Katie! It was so fun to see you today 🙂

    1. Thank you Krista! I don’t have much of a green thumb, but I figure if I keep these close to the kitchen sink I can’t forget to water them right? Ha…we shall see!

  25. Kathleen Kutz says:

    I love Target, home decor, clothes, kitchen stuff. Great prides, too.

    I hope to make some herb garden pastel pots but I’m relaxing in a small beach town in Mexico. Oh, poor me.

    1. Who knew chalkboard paint was so easy to make right? Sorta has me wanting to paint everything with it 🙂

  26. Corey, I JUST had a friend ask me how she could recreate the West Elm ones and I was so glad this tutorial was up to share with her. LOVE the colors you chose!

  27. Sara S. says:

    Target has some really amazing home decor items. I keep a short list handy waiting for them to go on sale! 🙂

  28. Meredith G says:

    I love the home section at Target!

  29. I absolutely LOVE the home section of Target! Gets me every time! Thanks for the giveaway ladies!

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