DecoArt Classroom Pot

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by DecoArt Design Team

DecoArt Classroom Pot

Create this clever chalkboard-within-a-chalkboard pot for a favorite teacher as a gift for thanking them for a job well done this year!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1-1/2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Allow paint to dry between applications. Project time does not include this drying time. A Hair dryer on low heat setting can speed drying process of paint.
  • 2
    Cut a piece of cardstock down to 3 inch x 5 inch. Refer to photo for placement of chalkboard on pot and use pencil to trace around card for rectangle area. Use flat brush and Chalkboard Paint to paint rectangle.
  • 3
    Use flat brush and Muted Gold to paint pot below rim and around rectangle.
  • 4
    Use flat brush and Dark Scarlet to paint rim and inside of pot.
  • 5
    Use shader brush and Cocoa Bean to paint border of chalkboard, using pencil line for inner edge guideline.
  • 6
    Use round brush and Dark Scarlet to paint apples on Muted Gold area of pot.
  • 7
    Use tip of round brush and Turf Green to paint leaves on apples.
  • 8
    Use chalk or chalk marker to write chalkboard graffiti and teacher's name on chalkboard area.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1-1/2 hours

Project Supplies

  • DecoArt Americana Chalkboard Paint Black 2 oz. 104549492
  • DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Muted Gold 104770387 (2)
  • DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Dark Scarlet 104770371 (2)
  • DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Turf Green 104770393
  • DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Cocoa Bean 104770421
  • Main Line Pottery Standard Clay Pot 6 inch 104186527
  • Princeton Artist Brush Co. Brush Select Synthetic Flat Wash 3/4 104464133
  • Princeton Artist Brush Co. Brush Select Synthetic Flat Shader 8 104464129
  • Princeton Artist Brush Co. Brush Synthetic Bristle Round 6 104464189
  • Crayola Chalk White 104258500 or Marvy Uchida Bistro Chalk Marker White 104785764 (see step 8)
  • Nicole™ Crafts Cardstock 8-1/2 inch x 11 inch Snowcap 104061494
  • Foam Plate or Palette
  • Scissors
  • Pencil