Back-to-school teacher gift ideas: DIY chalkboard pot

Think beyond the ordinary with this cool back-to-school teacher gift idea that will brighten up the classroom all year long!


  • terra-cotta pot
  • paintbrushes
  • yellow paint
  • chalkboard paint
  • chalk
  • black permanent marker
  • indoor plant


  1. Paint the rim of the pot with the yellow paint.
  2. Once the yellow paint has dried, paint the rest of the pot with 2 to 3 coats of the chalkboard paint.
  3. While the chalkboard paint dries, use the permanent marker to draw ruler marks and numbers along the rim of the pot.
  4. Let the chalkboard paint dry overnight. Once it is completely dry, write the name of your child’s teacher on the pot with chalk for the perfect back-to-school gift!

Back-to-school teacher gift - DIY chalkboard pot

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