Wednesday, August 27, 2008

MY CHALKBOARD CLAYPOTS


I have gotten SO MANY wonderful ideas from my blogging friends and each time I see something I can hardly wait to make one for myself. The chalkboard claypots are ANOTHER idea that I got from Robin at The Robin's Nest. She has the tutorial on her blog for how to do these and great suggestions for changing them for each holiday/season. I bought the pots a while back and wanted to get started on them right away. We' ve had rain for several days (I'm not complaining) and today was the first day without rain for me to get outside with my spray chalkboard paint. I already have ideas for changing the wording...."Roll, Tide, Roll" (Bama fans)," Ho, Ho, Ho" at Christmas and " Let It Snow "in January.....With these wonderful chalkboard pens (from Michael's) it is so easy to change the wording. I'll just change the ribbon to fit the wording. Thank you Robin for yet another wonderful idea. I still have more of her ideas in the making. By the way....it isn't too late to join her Christmas stocking exchange. Go to her blog for information on this!
Also....my flower pots go in my kitchen window but I could see myself in the reflection in the window. You didn't want to see that!!!

19 comments:

Angie said...

This is such a great idea! I love things you can keep out all the time and change with the seasons. I'll have to add this project to my neverending list!

Tricia said...

Sue, I love the chalkboard pots. I bet Amy will be doing those for the class for Christmas or Mother's Day. I will do some too. Thanks for the vote of confidence of buying the old house.

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

What a neat idea! I'll have to visit her blog to see where you buy the paint:)
Rondell

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Sue,
Those turned out great! I'll visit Robin for directions.
Diane

Melissa Wertz said...

Oh boy!!! Something for me to try tomorrow! thanks!

Stephanie said...

Great idea, those are so cute :) I have also seen them painted yellow, white and orange and then stacked on top of eachother to look like candy corn !!
Your right, here in blogland you get great ideas, cause all great minds think alike !!

Have a great evening,
Stephanie

Layla said...

Okay, these are ADORABLE!
Thanks for the inspiration!

:-)
Layla
The Lettered Cottage

This Country Girl said...

Sue,

That is the best idea! I love that! So you just use chalkboard paint and buy the special chalkboard pen? I think that would be a fun project for me and my daughter! I love your Happy Fall Ya'll! Very cute!

Tammy

Linda said...

I love your take on Robin's idea. Very cute!

Cathy Cobblestone said...

Oh what a cute idea!!!! I love those pots - but I have always loved to paint flower pots - I'll definitely have to try this. Thank you always for your kind comments and for stopping by - I'm linking you up! Have a blessed day! Cathy

Cathy said...

Oh...those are so cute....can I copy! Those would look great all year....what a great idea!

Marie said...

Great idea! I love that you can change the sayings. I have yet to try chalkboard paint...I think I'm the last of my kind! lol

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

That is such a cute idea! Love that & changing out the words will be so much fun.

Hey, I'm having a yardsale party this Sat. Eagle Point is having a neighborhood sale if you'd like to join in. I put the word out on my blog, but don't know who all will participate.

Rhoda

Sand Flat Farm said...

Sue - I've really enjoyed reading your blog! I added you to my blog list - hope that's okay. I really like your flower pots - they turned out so cute! Stop by and visit sometime! Vickie

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

Oh my! That is the cutest idea! I am about ready for ROLL TIDE season too! :D

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Sue... You did an AMAZING job on those chalkboard claypots! I LOOOOVE them. Thanks for mentioning my blog that was very sweet of you.
I've been swamped with the Etsy store and the Christmas Stocking Swap...But I am going to TRY to post another Craft of the week today and a different one tomorrow...We will see! :)
Robin~♥

B J's Corner said...

Great job on the pots.
bj

B J's Corner said...

Back again,
Sorry I did'nt make the raindeer moss a bit clearer. Depending on how large your tree is, will depend on how much you need. One med. tree will take about 2 bags, if you fill the top of the pot. Moss comes in small bags and large ones. I used the small ones. I open the bags and pour all the moss in one large groc. bag. Makes it easier.
bj

Sand Flat Farm said...

Hi again Sue - Thanks for coming by - if you ever want to see pictures of our Re-Do of the tiny farmhouse, you'll have to go back to 2007. There's not very many posts there. I'm still working on decor right now. My husband asks me, "Aren't you finished yet?" Are we ever really finished??? Dumb question.... Vickie