DIY Chalkboard Herb Markers with hidden "thank you" messages make great gifts. I have been working on a special project with a few foodie friends and wanted to make them something to say grazie!
It took no time at all to give a handful of popsicle sticks a quick coat of chalkboard paint, scribble the names of the various herbs on one side, and a short thank you message on the other. Basil went Italian with "grazie" while Dill feels French with a message of "merci". This is a quick and easy DIY with a whole lot of heart and hopefully my friends will feel my gratitude. Whether you are giving these herbs as a gift or simply making a set of markers for your own window sill plants, here's how to do it...
Wooden popsicle sticks
Small 3" terra-cotta pots & bases
Black Rustoleum chalkboard paint
Using blue painters tape, attach popsicle sticks to a piece of cardboard or scrap paper. In a well ventilated area (outdoors) coat popsicle sticks in spray paint and allow to dry completely. This will only take a few minutes. Flip sticks over and repeat on opposite side.
Remove herbs from plastic containers, break apart into small clusters and plant in small terra-cotta pots.
Once popsicle sticks are completely dry on both sides, write herb name and thank you message on each side with chalk.
Stick Chalkboard Herb Markers into the soil of each pot and gift away!
Or...keep nestled on your window sill and enjoy!
Photos by Leah Bergman