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Chalkboard Terra Cotta Flower Pot from FolkArt

Convert a simple terra cotta pot into a chalkboard perfect for labeling plants or organizing craft supplies.

At a Glance:

#5130 Skill Level: Beginner Time:
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This project features these great brands:

  • Acrylic Paint Logo
  • Mod Podge Finishes and Formulas Logo

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Turf, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $1.99
Item available exclusively at Walmart

Mod Podge ® Clear Chalkboard Topcoat, 8 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $7.99
Item available exclusively at Walmart

Other Supplies

Terra cotta pot and saucer in desired size and shape, Brush basin or container for water, Paper towels, Foam plate, ¾” Flat brush, White chalk


  1. Using ¾” flat brush and FolkArt Multi-Surface Turf, basecoat rim of terra cotta pot. Basecoat interior base and rim of terra cotta saucer. Allow to dry and reapply for opaque coverage.
  2. When dry, brush a top coat of clear chalkboard topcoat over the entire flower pot. Allow to dry. Reapply a second coat. Allow to dry.
  3. The chalkboard surface should be “conditioned” prior to using. To condition the terra cotta flower pot and saucer, hold a piece of chalk on its side and chalk over the entire terra cotta areas coating the surface with white chalk. Note: if a surface is not conditioned prior to use, you may always see a “ghost” of what was first written after it has been wiped away.
  4. Wipe away conditioning chalk with a paper towel and your terra cotta chalkboard surface is ready for your message.

Tip: Try doodling your favorite designs and label your terra cotta pot contents!

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Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

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