• DIY Project : Build Your Own Tipsy Pots Planter

    Posted on September 11, 2012 by in Amazing flower pairings, DIY home and garden craft projects, Things that inspire me in the garden

    Surely by now you have seen those nifty tipsy-pots planters in the gardening magazines and on the Internet. I think they are great and made one last spring, then added a few summer flowers to it as the season progressed. But now it was time for a Fall overhaul! Since I was redoing the plantings, I decided to take the whole thing apart and show the steps so you can make one, too.

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    Fall Tipsy-Pots Planter ~ so easy, inexpensive and fun to make!

    To get started, you’ll need:

    • four clay pots (mine were the same size, but experiment with what you have!) and a large clay pot for the bottom
    • 2 bricks
    • a finial (bought or homemade)
    • a 4 foot  (or longer) piece of rebar
    • Moisture Control potting mix (or any mix with water retention beads added – you don’t want to water every five minutes!)
    • a selection of plants (I used 4 small mums, 6 yellow pansies, 1 curry plant, and 1 plectranthus , plus I kept some of the creeping jenny that was already there)

    Now follow the picture directions below and have fun making your own variation!

    tipsy pots planter http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/diy-project-build-your-own-tipsy-pots-planter/

    Step #1 ~ Gather materials for planting the tipsy-pots:  four small and one large clay pot, 2 bricks, a finial , a 4 foot or longer piece of rebar, potting mix with water retention beads added  and a selection of fall plants (mums, pansies, curry plant, plectranthus)

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    Step # 2 ~ insert rebar into pot & down through drain hole into the ground for stability

    planter diy http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/diy-project-build-your-own-tipsy-pots-planter/

    Step # 3 ~ Upend the bricks and sink into the soil on either side of the rebar and place the edge of the first pot on one

    planter diy http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/diy-project-build-your-own-tipsy-pots-planter/

    Step # 4 ~ 2 pots stacked on the rebar (tilt each pot the opposite direction so it rests on the pot below it)

    planter diy http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/diy-project-build-your-own-tipsy-pots-planter/

    Step # 5 ~ Continue stacking the pots, now 3 pots on the rebar post

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    Step # 6 ~ Place the final pot on and top with a finial, 4 pots now on the rebar and you are ready to plant

    bird bowl http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/diy-project-build-your-own-tipsy-pots-planter/

    Step # 7 ~ We need something decorative ~ an added touch ~ a small bird bowl

    Finished Fall Tipsy-Pots Planter

2 Responses so far.

  1. Ira Morse says:

    The color of your pot does not fit to your flower plant; why not change it to violet instead of red.

    • Barb says:

      Well, Ira, what I had on hand was my clay pots which I think go with any color flowers. I am not so much a matchy-matchy type person either! Painted pots are pretty too, but I prefer mine to be natural. Thanks for writing!

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