I am such a cheap-o. I LOVE all of the pretty pots that are everywhere, but I refuse to pay $20 for a POT! So, I decided to make my own.
One can of spray paint (color of your choice!)
Terra-Cotta pots (I purchase my medium sized ones at Walmart for $1.98 a piece)
Chalkboard Paint (not pictured)
Lay out your pots, leaving a good amount of space in between. It's a good idea to spray paint outside because it can be messy and smelly!
Give it as many coats of paint as you would like...allowing the pots to dry in between coats. I did 2 coats...I liked the worn look of not covering the pots completely. The terra cotta soaks up paint and creates a neat, rustic finish.
Make your own stencil. Fold in half to make sure that you have an even stencil. I did a Moroccan stencil, but you can do any shape...circle, square, polka dots....
Hold your stencil (or if you're not lazy like I am, tape it on!)
Using a permanent marker, trace around your stencil:
Then you paint inside of your stencil with your chalkboard paint. It took 2 coats for me to cover the pot good.
Let them dry reallllllly good!
Plant your plants (I used herbs) and then label with your chalk.
Last year, I planted a big pot of 3 different herbs. I used them to make a bean salad when my mom came to visit. Later, I realized that one of my "herbs" was really a weed that had started to grow in my pot! If I would've used a pot like this, I wouldn't have added a weed to my bean salad! Although it makes for a pretty good story because we ate the salad before we figured out what I had done :)