Paint your ugly crock pot with chalkboard paint and draw. Via Bright Green Door get her how to in link.
There are lots of chalkboard paint ideas out there. You see a new one every week it seems. This is my current favorite. Why? I'll tell you! I like this because I often buy small crock pots at the thrift store for future fondue parties. The pots that I find are often very dowdy looking. Think 90's country cottage. This is a neat way to not only make them more appealing to the eye but you can also write the name of the food cooking inside for your fondue party....(or plain old party party, baby shower, church holiday party, whatever!). Change the text for each party.