I don't keep plants in my apartment. There isn't enough natural light and I'm pretty sure they would die. (I'm not the best caretaker.) But before I even would have a chance to kill the plants, I'm sure my asshole of a cat would attack them, knock them over, piss in them, really do anything to terrorize the innocent plants. SO, moral of the story: no plants in my apartment.
IF I had plants I would want them to be in awesome planters. And that's why I made these (for the future me - a me who has the ware-with-all to take care of a plant):
Chalkboard planters are a brilliant idea really (not to toot my own horn) for the unorganized and/or amateur botanist. You can LABEL your plants, write watering and sunlight instructions, and anything else that tickles your fancy RIGHT ON THE PLANTER ITSELF.
Did I just blow your mind? I bet I did. I BET I DID.
To make one yourself, you will need:
1. Planters from Michael's (in whatever size and quantity your crafty heart desires)
2. Benjamin Moore chalkboard paint from the Benjamin Moore Store
2. A medium paint brush from Michael's
3. Paper to protect your working surface (newspaper works great here!)
Put down a sheet of paper and put your planter items on top. Have your bucket of chalkboard paint handy.
Paint your planters with the chalkboard paint, inside and out.
Let dry for at least 4 hours.
Like I said, I do not have plants. But that doesn't mean I don't have FAKE plants! WHAT, WHAT!!!
I could also use these as storage for my many writing utensils:
OR these might be the new home for my sweet collection of fancy buttons:
Cat is victorious.
Imagine if there had been a nice orchid in that planter. Orchid would have been dead.
As always, e-me your planters! and if you loveeee mine but don't want to make it yourself, I would be thrilled to make some for you! Just say the word!