Chalkboard Label Tiered Stand and Pots


Chalkboard Label Tiered Stand and Pots

Create a lovely stand for displaying small potted plants with the Chalkboard Label Tiered Stand and Pots tutorial. Using chalkboard paint allows you to decorate the stand and plant pokes with your own designs and labels. A great idea for this project is to make this tiered stand for a garden party and label the plants with your guests' names in order to give them away as parting gifts. Whether you design this stand for personal use or for parties, you will have a customizable garden decoration that you will love forever.

Primary TechniquePainting




  • FolkArt ® Chalkboard Paint - Black, 8 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Handmade Charlotte™ Peel & Stick Painting Stencils - Labels
  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Pink, 2 oz.; Patina, 2 oz.; Medium Yellow, 2 oz.;
    Yellow Citron, 2 oz.; Calypso Sky, 2 oz.; Wicker White, 2 oz.; Licorice, 2 oz.
  • Ashland™ 3-1/2” clay pots – seven
  • Ashland™ 1-1/2” clay pots – four
  • Ashland™ clay saucers 8-1/2” and 10”
  • Flat brush 1/2”
  • Stencil brush 1/8”-1/4”
  • Foam dauber
  • Paper towels
  • Brush basin
  • Foam plates
  • Chalk
  • Twine
  • Glue or hot glue
  • Small wood plaques 1-1/2” x 1”
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Tape


  1. Tape off bottom of 3 ½” clay pots and paint in all colors except Wicker White and Licorice. An alternative technique would be to dip bottoms of pots into paint. Let dry. 

  2. Paint wood plaques in same colors and let dry. 

  3. Place label designs onto plaques and stencil as many coats of Licorice as desired. Apply several coats of chalkboard paint with dauber. Let dry. 

  4. Paint Licorice onto bottom of both saucers. Apply several coats of chalkboard paint over Licorice and let dry. 

  5. To condition chalkboard, rub flat side of chalk over surface and wipe with soft cloth or paper towel. 

  6. Paint bodies of four small pots Wicker White. Stack and glue as shown. 

  7. Wrap and glue twine around seven dipped pots and stacked pots as shown. 

  8. Glue stacked post to large and small saucer. Decorate with chalk.

  9. Glue wood plaques to Popsicle sticks and personalize to insert into pots.

Tip: Create a larger statement by adding one more smaller saucer and stacked pots for three tiers.

Why You'll Love This Gardening Craft

1. Personalized decoration: By using chalkboard paint, you can customize the stand and plant pots with your own designs and labels. Whether you want to label the plants with their names or decorate them with fun patterns, this craft project allows you to create a personalized garden decoration that reflects your style.

2. Perfect for parties: The Chalkboard Label Tiered Stand and Pots are a great idea for parties, especially garden parties. You can label the plants with your guests' names and give them away as parting gifts, adding a thoughtful and unique touch to your event. Your guests will love taking home a plant that's been specially personalized for them.

3. Versatile display option: Not only is this tiered stand perfect for displaying small potted plants, but it can also be used to hold other items like herbs, succulents, or flowers. The three-tiered design allows you to create a visually appealing display that showcases your favorite plants or decor items. Plus, the chalkboard labels make it easy to switch up the plants or design whenever you want a new look.

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