Chalkboard Planters with FolkArt Stencils and Paint

Chalkboard Planters with FolkArt Stencils and Paint | A Tried & True Project

Spring is just around the corner and if you’re like me, you’re getting the itch to start planning and planting your garden! Depending on where you live, it might be a little bit too early to plant anything in the ground so why not get a head start on your garden with these lovely Chalkboard Planters made with FolkArt stencils!

Chalkboard Planters

Materials:
– FolkArt Stencil (Bird)
– FolkArt Paint (Seashell Pink, Buttercream, Apple Orchard)
– FolkArt Chalkboard Paint
– FolkArt Medium Spouncer
– Sponge Brush
– Terra Cotta Pots
– White Spray Paint
– Mod Podge Sealant (Gloss)
– Spray Adhesive
– Chalk

Chalkboard Planters with FolkArt Stencils and Paint | A Tried & True Project

1. Gather supplies. Pre-treat each pot with a light coat of white spray paint. Allow to dry completely.

Chalkboard Planters with FolkArt Stencils and Paint | A Tried & True Project 2. Using light and even strokes, apply the first layer of acrylic paint. Allow each coat to dry completely before applying additional layers. I had to use three coats before I was happy with the coverage.

Chalkboard Planters with FolkArt Stencils and Paint | A Tried & True Project 3. After pots have dried completely, apply a thin layer of Mod Podge sealant.

Chalkboard Planters with FolkArt Stencils and Paint | A Tried & True Project 4. Trim the top of the stencil so that it will wrap around the pot nice and flat.

Chalkboard Planters with FolkArt Stencils and Paint | A Tried & True Project 5. Apply spray adhesive to the back of the stencil (allow to dry slightly for a temporary hold). Stick in place.

Chalkboard Planters with FolkArt Stencils and Paint | A Tried & True Project 6. Using the spouncer, dab a thin layer of the chalkboard paint over the stencil. Resist the temptation to apply too much paint at once! It’ll soak under the stencil and make the image look messy. Wait until the paint has dried completely before applying the second coat. Carefully remove stencil.

Chalkboard Planters with FolkArt Stencils and Paint | A Tried & True Project

7. Repeat steps 1-6 with any additional pots.

Chalkboard Planters with FolkArt Stencils and Paint | A Tried & True Project 8. Once the paint has dried, condition the chalkboard paint by rubbing chalk all over the design. Clean off the chalk and you’re ready to go!

Now you’ll never forget what seeds you planted because you’ll have your handy chalkboard label to remind you. Happy planting!

Chalkboard Planters with FolkArt Stencils and Paint | A Tried & True Project Chalkboard Planters with FolkArt Stencils and Paint | A Tried & True Project

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Comments

  1. says

    I’m always forgetting what I plant, and this is such a cute way to remember. Next week I’m working on a pot with a chalkboard label as a hostess gift (flowers included, of course). Less messy!

    Stopping by from the Spring Linky Party. :)

  2. says

    Love this idea! I’m a big fan of bird motifs, so this was right up my alley! Hope you can stop by the enchanted oven for a visit.
    xo,
    Lisa

  3. Linda says

    This are adorable! Since we just moved into a log home and I’m into birds, I immediately went to the website and ordered the stencil & spouncer. I can buy the other supplies at JoAnn’s. Thanks for the wonderful, fun craft!

      • Linda says

        Busy summer! Finally finished 5 of the adorable stenciled pots. Turned out well. Wish I had bought more than one stencil though, as after using it twice the pointed parts tend to curl even after spraying well with adhesive. Maybe from washing off the paint afterwards? Had to touch up a few spots with the colored paint after stenciling. Everyone that sees them loves them! Keep those cute ideas coming!

    • says

      Hah, I was wondering when someone would mention that! Totally washes off if you just spray the whole thing with a water hose but I usually just use a small watering can and keep the water on top. :)

  4. says

    What a great idea! I love how your pots turned out and I especially love the colors you chose for them!

    I’m hosting a “Craft With What You’ve Got” party and the featured crafting supply this week is craft paints. This project would fit in perfectly! I’d love for you to link it up here.

    Danielle at Framed Frosting

  5. Linda says

    I do love stenciling. In my old house I had stenciled all different kinds of bird houses on the walls in my foyer. Wish I still had those stencils! I’ve also stenciled different fall leaves in a bathroom. Really easy project anyone can do.

  6. Barbara Leahy says

    I like your idea for the stenciled pots with the chalkboard stenciled birds. I am wondering if you could email me and let me know how you wrote the names of the herbs on the birds. The directions go as far as putting the chalk over the paint but not what to use to write or paint the names. thank you so much for all of you help and I love this idea.

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