Sunday, April 15, 2012

Chalkboard Planter

My mom is the world's greatest pre-school teacher.  The kids and parents all love her!  She works at the school I worked at last year, right across the hall from my old classroom.  It would have been so much fun to have been there at the same time!


With Mother's Day coming up, I wanted to get her something different and special since this is her first year as a teacher.  However since Mother's Day is almost at the end of the school year, I'll give it to her early.  I'm sure she won't mind!

I bought an 8" plain, terra cotta planter from Walmart.  Using other supplies I had on hand, I transformed it into this:


I taped off the brim and spray painted the bottom of the pot with chalkboard paint.  The top I painted yellow and wrote the lines and numbers on with a sharpie (Note: an industrial sharpie works better when writing on paint than a regular one) to look like a ruler.  I wrote her name on it with chalkboard chalk (Do not use sidewalk chalk on chalkboard paint; it will scratch the paint off).

I can't wait to give this to her!

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28 comments:

  1. So cute... great idea for end of year teacher gifts!

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  2. This is a lovely idea, so cute!

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  3. What a lovely job and lovely thought!

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  4. OK I am thinking this is a teacher must-do!!
    Love it!
    Hopped over from Terrific Tuesday Link Party

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  5. Such a gorgeous gift - I'm sure she'll love it!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  6. So adorable!! I LOVE the combination of chalkboard and ruler look! I'm so glad you linked up to Romance on a Dime this week!! I'm pinning this.

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  7. Hey girl, I just found your blog today, I love it! I nominated you for a blog award, check it out on my page! http://greenpbjs.blogspot.com/
    -Jessica

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  8. So cute! Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

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  9. That is just adorable. Perfect use for chalkboard paint. Nice work!
    Sarah @ My Project Bag

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  10. This is the cutest project. I would love to do thsi with my 4 year old. I would love it if you would share this post at our WIW linky party. I hope you can join us.

    Paula
    Ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I just linked up to your party! I love your vintage-inspired blog! So pretty =) New follower

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  11. Hi,

    I followed you over from Wow Me Wednesday and I absolutely love this planter! Just in time for end of the school year.

    I would love to invite you to share this, and any other posts you would like to, at my Creative Thursday Link Party at www.michellestastycreations.blogspot.com. (Link up until Monday 4-23-12)

    Have a great day,
    Michelle

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  12. Rebekah,

    Thanks so much for linking up this wonderful planter. I can't wait to see what you link up next week.

    Have a great week,
    Michelle

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  13. Super cute and thoughtful! Thanks for sharing at I Made It! Monday. Can't wait to see what you link up this week.

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  14. Just adore the little ruler around the top! Makes this the perfect Teacher Appreciation gift idea!!! :) Thanks for sharing on Fancy This Fridays! We featured you today! http://www.trulylovelyblog.com/2012/04/fancy-this-features-71-and-72/

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  15. LOVE this idea--great teacher gift and in your case great mother's day gift. I've featured this project on Sew Woodsy today! Thanks again for linking up last week!

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  16. I was late getting my post up this week at BeColorful but I wanted you to know that I featured you on this week's Motivated Monday
    pam

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    1. Thank you so much! And thank you for hosting such a fun party every week!

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  17. This is so lovely! Thanks so much for sharing at our Pin'inspiration party-you are a feature this week C:

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  18. Cute idea. This would make a great gift for a teacher. I just got finished with my first attempt at making chalk boards for my grandkids. Will be posting pics on my blog soon. MixedKreations.com/blog Thank you for sharing.

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  19. Rebekah,
    Just a note to let you know you're being featured on Creative Thursday this week. Stop by for a peek.

    Michelle

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