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DIY: Chalkboard Planters

Add a fun twist to your bamboo steamers with black acrylic flat paint

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Photography: Alyssa Roxas

Without a doubt, chalkboard paint has taken over our homes! From accent walls to quirky cabinets—name it, many of us have already tried it. What's not to love, anyway? It gives the home a fun touch and it's perfect for our decorating must-dos. Those who are in the process of improving their gardens may also want to consider using a few coats of paint, some chalk, and bamboo steamers to create herb planters. Let the project below guide you:

What you need:

  • Bamboo steamer/dimsum basket
  • 1” paint brush
  • 1/2 pint of black acrylic flat paint
  • Colorful chalk
  • Your choice of herbs (Oregano, Parsley, and Rosemary)
  • Gardening tools

How-to:

1. Paint the outside of the steamer using one coat of black acrylic paint.

2. Let the paint dry completely before transferring the herbs into the bamboo steamer.

RL Tip: You can use two bamboo steamers stacked one on top of the other to achieve height and variation for your green corner. Remember to secure the stack using hot glue.

3. Once you're done repotting your herbs, add labels using chalk. You can keep it simple with white chalk or make it extra playful with different colors.

Estimated Cost: P330 (using only one herb)

  • Bamboo steamer/dimsum basket—P99 each for a 6’’-sized steamer, available at Pioneer Centre
  • 1” paint brush—P20
  • 1/2 pint of black acrylic flat paint—P120
  • Chalk—P12 for a box  of 12, available at National Bookstore
  • Herbs—P80 each (Oregano and Parsley), P180 (Rosemary), available at Marleina’s Farm, White Plains, Quezon City

Crafts by Jen Inumerable Suarez.

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