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DIY Chalkboard Wood Herb Planter

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Chalkboard Wood Planter After
  • Estimated Time

    1.5 Hours

  • Challenge Level


  • Tools & Supplies:

    • Specialty Chalkboard Spray Paint in Black
    • Wooden Planter
    • Sandpaper
    • Drop Cloth
    • Gloves
    • Chalk

Plant your favorites in this wood planter designed by you. Any wood planter will do. Just a few coats of chalkboard spray paint and you've got a unique space for your herbs. 

  1. Sand the planter lightly. 
  2. Apply 2-3 coats of Chalkboard spray paint over a drop cloth and in a well-ventilated area such as a garage or outdoors. Follow the instructions on the can.
  3. Let the paint dry for about 20 minutes before applying another coat.  Recoat within 1 hour or after 24 hours. 
  4. Allow the last coat of paint dry for approximately 24 hours.
  5. Use chalk to prep the chalkboard surface by lightly coating the entire chalkboard surface with chalk and then erasing. 
  6. Write with chalk the herb names you've chosen carefully on the planter.
TIP: Chalkboard spray paint is for use on interior surfaces only.