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How to create labeled terracotta pots

A cute way to display and label planted herbs by simply "spicing up" your everyday Terracotta pot!

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I wanted to add a little more detail to my Terracotta pots, so I drew a simple vine design using Elmer's Painters Pens. This isn't a necessary step but I thought it added a little something! :)

I wanted to add a little more detail to my Terracotta pots, so I drew a simple vine design using Elmer's Painters Pens. This isn't a necessary step but I thought it added a little something! :)

Paint the body of the pot with your chalkboard or matte black paint for a solid background color. I covered the entire section, but you could paint a band around it if you don't want as much paint!

Paint the body of the pot with your chalkboard or matte black paint for a solid background color. I covered the entire section, but you could paint a band around it if you don't want as much paint!

Once they have dried completely, they are ready to write on!

Once they have dried completely, they are ready to write on!

I used a white Elmer's Painters Pen to write the name of the herb on the outside of the pot. (You may need to go over it a couple times to make sure it's a solid white line)

I used a white Elmer's Painters Pen to write the name of the herb on the outside of the pot. (You may need to go over it a couple times to make sure it's a solid white line)

Just for an added cuteness, I tied a bow using Raffia Ribbon around the top and put a small dot of Elmer's Glue on the back and side to make sure it stayed in place.

Just for an added cuteness, I tied a bow using Raffia Ribbon around the top and put a small dot of Elmer's Glue on the back and side to make sure it stayed in place.

Since my mom loves gardening, I had her plant the pre-grown herbs she wanted in the pots! (Planting seeds will work, too!)

Since my mom loves gardening, I had her plant the pre-grown herbs she wanted in the pots! (Planting seeds will work, too!)

  • Terracotta pots
  • Elmer's Painters Paint Pens
  • Chalkboard (or matte) black paint
  • Herbs (seeds or pre-planted)
  • Raffia Ribbon