Halloween Craft: Chalkboard Magnets and Ceramic Pots

Ghost Magnet

 

Halloween Craft Project – Chalkboard Magnets and Ceramic Pots.

Now, this craft is not limited to Halloween, but I felt the natural orange clay of flower pots plus black chalkboard paint would be a perfect combination for this spooky time of year.

Halloween Chalkboard Flower Pots

Halloween Chalkboard Flower Pots

The project is SUPER EASY, and requires only a very few things:

1.  Clay flower pot(s) and /or Wood cut-outs

2. Chalkboard paint

3.  Paint brush

4. Chalk

If doing the magnets:

5. Magnets

6. Hot glue and glue gun

Halloween Chalkboard Magnets

Halloween Chalkboard Magnets

I did 3-4 coats, and applied the paint as directed on the packaging.  I found Martha Stewart’s new crafts line at Michaels, and bought the paint with a coupon.

Chalkboard Paint

Chalkboard Paint

This stuff is great, and it says it works on a variety of surfaces.  I only needed a small amount for all the projects seen here.

Boo!

Boo!

Each coat took about an hour to dry, and when it was all done, I lightly rubbed a little chalk on the surface and wiped it off.  You can then do whatever you want!

Chalkboard Pot

Chalkboard Pot

I really wanted to paint one pot completely, but just the rim on the other.  Martha Stewart says that by painting just the rim you can easily label what you are growing.

Here is a vignette I pulled together with the pots, before I found my chalk, with a black and gold ribbon tied on the pot.

Table Vignette 2

Table Vignette 2

I think they could also look cute with the all black pot with some fancy, spooky ribbon glued around the top.

Making the magnets is a simple as hot gluing a magnet to the back. You should be able to find these kind of magnets at any number of craft stores or even someplace like Walmart.  I’ve had these for years.  I bought the cut-outs at Jo-Ann’s, but I know any craft store will have some.  Make sure you look at the overall shape of the cutout to make sure it reads how you want it to.

Magnets Hotglued to back

Magnets Hotglued to back of wood die-cuts

I love these little chalkboard flower pots!

Halloween Chalkboard Flower Pots

Halloween Chalkboard Flower Pots

And Halloween magnets!

Ghost Magnet

Ghost Magnet