Teacher Appreciation Gift Idea: Chalkboard Painted Herb Pots

If you’re trying to come up with a craft project for your kids to make for Teacher Appreciation Day next week, these chalkboard painted pots should do the trick.  Not only are chalkboard painted pots easy to make, but your kids will love making them for their favorite teacher as well. Plus, the teacher will be THRILLED it’s not an another apple.


  • 4 Terra Cotta Pots
  • Fresh Herbs {I chose Basil, Chives, Rosemary and Oregano}
  • 1 Quart Chalkboard Paint
  • 1 Paint Brush
  • Potting Soil
  • 1 Piece White Chalk or Chalk Pens


  • Paint dry pots and let them dry for 2 -3 hours
  • Add moistened soil to the bottom of the pot, add herb, add additional soil
  • Label each pot with chalk and water

Personally I think these pots look great outside sitting on a potting bench.  If you would like to give them as indoor gifts, I would suggest purchasing little terra cotta saucers to place underneath the pots to allow for drainage.

I’ve tried several different brands of chalkboard paint over the years and Rust-Oleum Chalkboard Brush-On is my favorite.  You  might be able to find it in your local hardware store, but if not, Amazon has it for $14.70.

Another great thing to have on hand are Chalk Ink Markers. Amazon has them listed at $24.21, but you can probably find them for less at the craft store with a coupon.

*Amazon prices are subject to change at anytime.


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  1. says

    I am a newbie to your blog. And I think I am in love with you. In a totally, I adore, understand, and am learning from your life kinda way. I made this chalkboard herb pot for my sons teacher this week. And she LOVED it! Thanks for the blog. I keep coming back. Like everyday. Thanks for writing and keep it up! It is super interesting!

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