Copycat Chalkboard Herb Pots

The other day I was in Crate & Barrel looking for a bridal shower gift when I came across this cute little herb pot with saucer for $9.95...

...and it got me to thinking. "Why I could make something like that for far less than $10." So I headed to Michael's craft store to pick up a few Terra Cotta pots.

I painted the pots white leaving the inside of both the pot and saucer the original color. Afterwards I taped off the area I was going to make the chalkboard and sprayed it with the chalkboard paint.

I had to try a few times because I tend to be heavy handed with regard to paint, and I had a few drips the first time around. But then I got it right and I only had to do a little bit of touch up with my white craft paint.

Here are my finished pots!

All 3 pots cost me less than $10!

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  1. Love, love, love this idea! I spend a lot of time in the garden, but this year we only have veggies/flowers... my herbs did not survive in the planter they were in last year. I am going to make these cute pots to put in the kitchen window! AHdorable! I'm your newest follower... would love for you to join me at http://stringtownhome.blogspot.com..


  2. I think yours turned out adorable! Great copycat!
    Tami @ Curb Alert!

  3. "Well ain't you somethin" LOL! That is too cute for words. I love when you can make something inexpensively from an expensive item you see. That's genius! What a great gift idea too. I know I would love it! Great job!

  4. Ok my dear! These are fantastic! I love the look of the white with the terra cotta! dee dee

  5. These are so cute! They would look great out on the patio, in my wall planters...lol! I might have to try this! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Hi Barbara: Just darling. You always give everyone such super ideas..Happy Thursday..Judy

  7. LOVE those Pots!!! That you so much for sharing the idea!! I'm a new linky follower :)

    Have a great day!!

  8. What a great idea!! I'm a new follower!


  9. Hey there! so glad i popped over from the Charm of Home to say hello! your pots turned out darling!
    I host a garden party that starts up again next Thursday (May 3rd) would love to see you link up sometime? xoox, tracie

  10. So very cute. I have been meaning to do chalkboard on pots for sometime now but have not gotten around to it. Even went as far as buying the chalkboard paint. Yours turned out very cute. I like the pots painted white first. Thanks for sharing with Share your Cup!

  11. I LOVE the white with the Terra Cotta! Your pots turned out much cuter than the original. :-) I'm visiting from Debbiedoo's copycat challenge. I'm now following and look forward to seeing more of your creative projects!

  12. Fantastic Barbara. I love how they turned out. I did some of these last year and used them as teacher gifts. Thanks for sharing and joining the copy cat party.

  13. These are very cute! I would use them, and you did not spend hardly any money at all! Great copycat.

    Linking from Debbiedoos,
    Ricki Jill

  14. How cute!!! Great copy cat project!

  15. I pinned this and really need to do it. I made a raised bed planter on our deck, but even though I included a few herbs, I forgot mint. Which I know would take over the entire bed. But I *need* it if I'm going to make mojitos and other fun summery drinks:)


  16. Popping over from Not So Functional Housewife link party. What a cute idea, thanks for sharing!

    Kelly @ herringbone lane

  17. So cute! I love getting ideas for how to use the quart of chalkboard paint hanging out in my craft room.

  18. Those look great, Barbara! I like them much better than the inspiration.

  19. Very cute, they turned out great:@)

  20. What a great job you did! I often see something I think I could duplicate, but that's about as far as it goes.

  21. Barbara, Your pots are so cute. Great to make them for so much less, and I actually like the shape of the terra cotta pots better.
    I'm happy to be a new follower, Mary Alice

  22. Love these! Thank you for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  23. Lovely! Pots look amazing :)
    Greetings from Australia♥

  24. These are super cute! I really like that you left the insides the original color. You did a great job!

  25. Your pots are way cuter and thrifty too!

  26. Cute! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  27. On my list to do, too!!! Everything Crate and Barrel makes my heart skip a beat and you absolutely did this PERFECT!!! Totally happy to feature you this weekend Barbara!!! XO, Aimee

  28. Your herb pots have been featured for Functional Friday!

    Thanks so much for stopping by to link up!


  29. What makes these especially cute is how you painted them. I love that the original terracotta shows on the rim and the interior but the white with black is inspired. Thanks for sharing this week on Becolorful

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