When I was home this past weekend my mom had this project waiting to be assembled. I had no idea the thought of this project even existed until she said, “Let’s build my planter!” And even though I had no idea what she was talking about, without hesitation I agreed and we went to it.
She found the idea on pinterest from the blog homestories a to z.
Here’s what we used:
- 6 terra cotta pots of varying sizes
- spray paint
- 4 bricks
- 1 piece of rebar
- potting soil
(This step was already done by the time I joined in on the project.)
To figure out how long our rebar had to be we laid out the pots on the ground how we thought they would stack up and measured it. You need some length to pound into the ground so add 24″. We ended up needing a 76″ piece.
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We got my dad to cut the rebar for us. Thanks for braving the sparks, dad!
Use a hammer to pound the rebar into the ground.
Now its time for the fun part! We made a small base of four bricks stacked Jenga-style to raise it up a little higher. Then simply thread each pot through the rebar filling each one with dirt as you go.
I made a fun little animated gif to show you the process.
Once all the pots are stacked and filled with dirt, pretty it up with some flowers! We used pink and white impatiens, wishbone, vinca vine, and creeping jenny. I can’t wait to see how looks when it fills out! So pretty! And what a fabulous and simple weekend project to help beautify your yard!