Monday, June 7, 2010

Tiered terracotta planter

When I saw this project that Sunny  posted, I knew I wanted to try it.  I went to Michael's to get the pots, saucer and Patio Paint.  I planned a patriotic color palette since I usually decorate in red, white and blue all summer.

The Patio Paint goes on easily and dries quickly.

The top and bottom tiers will be Geranium Red.

The middle tier and saucer will be Summer Sky Blue.
The pots needed two coats of Patio Paint.


Have a steady-handed teen free hand your house number on the large pot (or use a stencil).


I cut some florist foam bricks as filler for the pots to keep them light.

I also added a crushed soda can.
This is how it will look all together.

I filled it with annuals using the thriller, spiller, and filler method.
Here it is peeking out on the porch.
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36 comments:

Sheila said...

I'm loving the flower pots. Very creative.

Joni said...

I love this idea. I am definitely going to try this. I even love the colors. Very patriotic! My mother would even love something like this, and it takes almost no time to complete. Thanks for the great idea.

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Michelle said...

Love stacking flower pots! You did a great job, beautiful! I am a new follower too!

Becolorful said...

Very fun. I wouldn't have thought to stack the pots like that. Another plus for reading blogs, I learn so much. : )
Pam

Sarah @ The Pumpkin Patch said...

These are so great! I've been looking for something to do on either side of our front door, and I just might give these a try.

Thanks for linking to Messy Monday (and for not being mad at me for skipping it last week.) Can't wait to see what you link up next week!

Petie said...

Very cute....could do something like this for every season. Thanks for sharing!

Ott, A. said...

Stopping by from metamorph monday. Your pots are really cute I have planted some like that before but never painted the pot to coordinate. Happy gardening!

Debbie said...

fun fun fun Heather!~ I love all your creativity these days...you are so busy. It's so much fun, right??Yes of course it is that is why we are here!~

Ashley Tremaine said...

what a beautiful idea!!

Donene said...

What a clever idea and so cute!
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Life in Rehab said...

Awesome job, Heather! I love the red white and blue theme you did. If we keep copying each other like this, we're going to have the best looking matching yards in blogdom!

Bonnie said...

What a great idea!! I might have to "steal" that one!! I really like how everyone is using the numbering.

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Sunny......we can only hope! What else ya got? :)

Cheryl said...

I really like this & want to make one now. Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday!

Katie said...

Love the pots and the crushed cans in them. :)

Lisa said...

How cute! What a cool idea! I love how you can plant in all 3 of them : )

A Write Life said...

What a cute pot. Loved it. And your instructions are wonderful. Need the steady handed teen though. Have a great day.

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my goodness Heather! I love your project! That paint color is too pretty for words. Wow. LOVE it! I want to come over to your porch!

Its A Blog Party said...

Very creative! Love the idea!
Thanks for linking up!
~Liz

Leslie said...

How cute! I saw these awhile back and made a set right away, but I could find the right size of bricks to make my pots be stable! Your styrofoam idea is perfect, now I can finish my terra cotta pot planter! Thanks for linking up to Hoo's got talent!

Ela@lifeinmypjs.com said...

What a fantastic idea! Bookmarking for when I have a better yard to do this in =)

Thanks for linking up to my Pajama Party!

~Ela

Stephanie Lynn said...

I love these pots Heather - Yours looks fabulous - great colors! Thanks so much for linking to The DIY Club’s Competition. We greatly apprecicate it! Hope you are enjoying your week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Holly said...

This is a wonderful project. I love the colors you chose and the overall look. I do love that patio paint. Thanks for linking to the DIY Club.

nannykim/spindlecottage said...

Cute idea; I haven't heard of patio paint!

craftyles said...

Love the pot project. I have so many pots laying around-now I know what to do with some of them. Really cute!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Love those colors together. Plants look great in it.

Mica said...

what a fun, festive and delightful garden project.. You did a great job! Mica/The Child's Paper

Mica said...

what a fun, festive and delightful garden project.. You did a great job! Mica/The Child's Paper

SueLovesCherries said...

Fabulous idea - yours looks fantastic! Gotta get me some patio paint . . .

Angela said...

What a fabulous idea. Thanks so much for sharing.

Life in Rehab said...

Woooohoooooo, you got FEATURED with this! Way to go Heather!!!!

CACHANILLA73 said...

Oh what a great and easy idea, love it. Perfect for the 4th of July.

Sally Annie Magundy said...

I love stacked pots and yours are so perfect for the season! Great job!

Happy Rednesday,
Sally

A 2 Z said...

Hi Heather,

That's real cute. I especially like it because its an original eye catcher and it does not take up a lot of room on the porch. I'm a new follower. Thanks for sharing.

Anne-Marie

AshTreeCottage said...

What a cute idea!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Jonie Marie said...

What a great idea! I love the colors and the way the flowers look in the pots. I think I may have to make one of these for my own porch. Thanks for linking up to the Point of View linky!

Jonie

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