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DIY under $10: Customized herb garden pots

There are few activities that say spring like going to the greenhouse and getting plants and herbs. Although it may be a little early to plant your gardens, this do-it-yourself project will let you get a jumpstart on your indoor planting.

Plus, having fresh herbs to use in your cooking will make it all worthwhile.

Supplies needed

Items I purchased:

• Black chalkboard paint — $5.59 at JoAnn Fabrics and Crafts

• White chalk marker — $1.84 at your local craft store

Items I already had:

• Terra cotta flower pots

• Foam paint brush


1. Apply a coat of your chalkboard paint around the bottom portion of your terra cotta pot. You will want to leave the top rim untouched. If you are worried about not having clean lines, simply add some painter’s tape around the top rim of your pot.

2. Let the paint dry completely and then add a second layer of paint to your pot.

3. Once you put your second coat on, let your pots sit for at least 24 hours.

4. After the 24-hour period is over, your pots are ready to use. Take your chalkboard marker and write the herb names on the side of the pot. The great thing with this project is that if you mess up, you can wash off the paint. Plus, you can use it from year to year.

5. Pick your favorite herbs and plant them right in the plant. Add soil and water and enjoy your brand new indoor herb garden!

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