Thursday, May 31, 2012

DIY Whimsical Planter


The parameter of my parent’s backyard is filled with flowers and grasses that bloom from spring until fall. My mum is always doing various creative things each year to change up the backyard. One thing remains the same each year, and that is the abstract planter. The planter gives the backyard a whimsical touch that I absolutely love, and it makes this topsy planter one of my favorite aspects of the yard. This quirky planter is so simple to make you’ll want to put one up in your yard this weekend.
You will need:
• one rebar rod
• 1  12″ tall terracotta pot for the base
• 4   8" tall terracotta pots
• flowers of your choice (I used impatients)
 {hammer your rebar rod straight into the ground.}
 {thread your pots onto the rebar and fill with soil.}
 {thread your next pot (this one will set in the soil) onto the rebar and tilt it to the side}
 {thread the next pot and tilt to the opposite side-remember to fill with soil}
 {keep layering each pot and filling with soil until you reach the end}
 {hammer the rebar into the ground further if needed}
{fill with flowers and enjoy}

20 comments:

  1. I'm going to show this to my husband, he's really good with flowers and stuff and I'm sure he'll love the idea!

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  2. I have always wanted to make one of these but I just haven't done it yet!

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  3. I made one of these last year however it didn't turn out as nice as the one at your parents! I ended up not going with it again this year!

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  4. Looks great!! My neighbor just did this very same thing, love it! :)

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  5. I have seen these come through Pinterest. Way too cute! And I'd love to have one in my garden....

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  6. You're just great at everything, huh! :-) I don't have a green thumb!

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  7. Wow! How easy is this?! I love it!

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  8. Wow, this is really pretty! What an awesome idea!

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  9. I love the way your creative brain works.

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  10. Love this for the backyard!! Another fabulous DIY :)

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  11. wow, that is SO cute! Wish I had a backyard to put it in!

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  12. Cute, cute planter. I always like seeing new idea for planting things like this one. Have a great weekend!

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  13. This is so cute! I think I could actually pull this DIY off!

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  14. This is so cute! I think I could actually pull this DIY off!

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  15. I love this! Now this is something I think I could actually do. Thanks for sharing and I really want to try this!
    Also, I am going to pin it =)

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  16. I have also seen this with a cup on top with water or birdseed....

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  17. Really cool idea and it looks lovely - will defo be giving this a go this year - thanks for the instructions on making it :)

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