2. terra cotta pot
3. primer( I used white paint)
4. paint-yellow and black
5. chalkboard paint-Martha Stewart has already made chalkboard paint in her line at Michaels, but I made my own following the instructions from A Beautiful Mess Really easy to do and then you can make any color you want!
6. Paint Pen - Mariah painted her lines and numbers by hand and suggested using a regular sharpie to her followers. I used a sharpie water based paint extra fine point pen. They are awesome. I get mine at Michaels with a 40% off coupon. I used them on my bellycasts and all sorts of project and No, I don't have a big enough following for someone to pay me to say this haha
8. paint brushes
9. tape-I used painter's tape
|Bean's graduation ceremony|
Regular Terra Cotta pot. These are so inexpensive.
I primed the pot with white paint because that is what I had. Primer would be a better idea because of how porous they are.
Then I painted the rim yellow.
Next, I Made my chalkboard paint and painted the rest of with black chalkboard paint.
Then I taped down the measuring tape using painter's tape so not to mess up the yellow paint. taping it to the bottom like the picture shown only worked so well. I got better results with my lines when I taped the measuring tape around the top and taped from the inside of the pot. I didn't take a picture of that unfortunately.
Finally, I took the paint pen and marked my lines and number, then I slated the chalkboard paint surface (instructions in the DIY tutorial for chalkboard paint in supplies list), and took white chalk and wrote "Thank you for helping me grow.) I used Pentas b/c in Florida they do quite well in the very hot and humid weather.