I picked up a few ceramic flower pots at Ikea with no real purpose in mind solely because they were 49 cents a piece. 49 cents!
I love the look of these spice jars from Anthropologie with the pop of color and the chalkboard label, but I'm not sure I need them (except to stare at how cute they are), so I just used them as inspiration for my new pots.
I had some leftover chalkboard paint in my garage so I painted different shaped labels on each pot. I did two coats of paint and waited 24 hours to write on them. I left them neutral so I can add the pop of color with what I put inside, but you could always paint the rim of the pot or add a ribbon for color.
I think they would be so cute holding napkins and utensils at a cookout or a picnic. Even more I would love to use these as place markers for a dinner party. You could put each person's napkin and utensils inside and write their name on the label. And for 49 cents a piece you could even send your guests home with these as a fun party favor!
For now I am using one of my labeled pots as a vase to hold flowers in our family room. Next week it could hold fresh herbs in the kitchen or pencils on our desk, so many options!