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Chalkboard Terra Cotta Flower Pot from FolkArt

By: Chris Myer Williams
Chris Myer Williams
Chris Myer Williams
I have always found comfort and happiness when I was busy designing and creating. I have many interests and talents and often I am torn when deciding which art medium to work creatively in. Decorative painting is my first love; however, I also enjoy stenciling, jewelry making, sewing, crochet, needlework of all kinds, cooking, card making, faux finishes, decorating and gardening. Working in the craft and hobby industry for many years, I have enjoyed the pleasures of traveling, teaching, and sharing with others basic crafting how-tos! Currently, I am employed as the Marketing Education Director at Plaid. My career journey to this day, is still allowing me the gift of sharing with others the joys of crafting and finding their creative spirits! I hope that our creative paths may cross one day. Until then... happy creating!
Convert a simple terra cotta pot into a chalkboard perfect for labeling plants or organizing craft supplies.
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Skill Level: Beginner


FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Turf, 2 oz.
Item #2919
This is the only paint you'll ever need! Paint wood, glass, ceramic, metal, terra cotta, rigid plastic, canvas, styrofoam, slate, paper mache and fabric with the same bottle. Our patented, self-sealing formula offers superior coverage for fewer coats and quicker drying times. With a dishwasher-safe glossy finish, this water-based non-toxic formula resists moisture and rust comes in a wide color palette including basics and trend-right shades.


Mod Podge ® Clear Chalkboard Topcoat, 8 oz.
Item #CS25262
Make any project a chalkboard with this clear topcoat finish.


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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