Inside: Make these cute painted pots with pastel chalkboard paint for a mini herb garden + 13 more DIY 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. I’ll show you my simple spring project. I made some really cute painted pots using pastel chalkboard 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!
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.
The first thing you will need to do is mix up some chalkboard paint, which is really easy.
How to make chalkboard paint with grout
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.
Paint your pots with 2-3 coats of your chalkboard paint and let them dry completely
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.)
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?
What do you think? I am going to love not buying herbs and having this cute little display!
Now it’s 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!