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Moroccan Herb Pot DIY {Re-Post}

By Paulakathlyn @paulakathlyn
{This was originally posted April, 2011 but I decided to re-post for all my new followers throughout this year, especially with gardening season in full bloom! I hope you enjoy!}
I am such a cheap-o.  I LOVE all of the pretty pots that are everywhere, but I refuse to pay $20 for a POT!  So, I decided to make my own.
Supplies:One can of spray paint (color of your choice!)Terra-Cotta pots (I purchase my medium sized ones at Walmart for $1.98 a piece)PlantChalkboard Paint (not pictured)
Moroccan Herb Pot DIY {Re-Post}
Lay out your pots, leaving a good amount of space in between.  It's a good idea to spray paint outside because it can be messy and smelly!
Moroccan Herb Pot DIY {Re-Post}
Give it as many coats of paint as you would like...allowing the pots to dry in between coats.  I did 2 coats...I liked the worn look of not covering the pots completely.  The terra cotta soaks up paint and creates a neat, rustic finish.
Moroccan Herb Pot DIY {Re-Post}
Moroccan Herb Pot DIY {Re-Post}
Make your own stencil.  Fold in half to make sure that you have an even stencil.  I did a Moroccan stencil, but you can do any shape...circle, square, polka dots....
Moroccan Herb Pot DIY {Re-Post}
Hold your stencil (or if you're not lazy like I am, tape it on!)
Moroccan Herb Pot DIY {Re-Post}
Using a permanent marker, trace around your stencil:
Moroccan Herb Pot DIY {Re-Post}
Moroccan Herb Pot DIY {Re-Post}
Then you paint inside of your stencil with your chalkboard paint.  It took 2 coats for me to cover the pot good.
Moroccan Herb Pot DIY {Re-Post}
Let them dry reallllllly good!
Moroccan Herb Pot DIY {Re-Post}
Moroccan Herb Pot DIY {Re-Post}
Plant your plants (I used herbs) and then label with your chalk.
Moroccan Herb Pot DIY {Re-Post}
Last year, I planted a big pot of 3 different herbs.  I used them to make a bean salad when my mom came to visit.  Later, I realized that one of my "herbs" was really a weed that had started to grow in my pot!  If I would've used a pot like this, I wouldn't have added a weed to my bean salad!  Although it makes for a pretty good story because we ate the salad before we figured out what I had done :)
Moroccan Herb Pot DIY {Re-Post}
Moroccan Herb Pot DIY {Re-Post}
Moroccan Herb Pot DIY {Re-Post}
Moroccan Herb Pot DIY {Re-Post}

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