Even though outdoor/plant/garden projects were so last month*, I had to share this adorable little DIY planter idea. Mostly because it's so simple and awesome, but also because it could make a sweet Mother's Day gift, too!
One of our favorite things to do in this lovely weather is to sit outside and watch all the hummingbirds visit our neighbor's bird feeders. I can only imagine the bird traffic we'd get if we had something as fun and funky as this bird bath/vertical planter amongst all the feeders!
Whether you're looking to add a bit of modern flare to a deck, patio, entryway, or windowsill, you've come to the right place. We've rounded up over 25 hip planters that are sure to add a mod vibe to your living space! If you're ready to get growin' in style, read on!
Doug's wife wanted a pot rack. It had to be modern, simple and she didn't want to spend more than 40 bucks on it. With those parameters, Doug set to work.
Okay, first let's define Hypertufa. According to The Artistic Garden, Hypertufa (hyper-toofa) is an artificial stone that was 'first created in the mid 19th century by mixing sand, peat, various volcanic aggregates and cement.' It's lighter than stone or concrete and if cured properly it's freeze-proof. Now to the fun part: Using hypertufa to make pots. Here's a video showing us how.
So cute and easy to make, this tower will add interest and verticality to any garden. Supplies are minimal and include:
A tall, sturdy rod about 66" tall.
1 - 12" round clay pot.
4 - 10" clay pots.
To assemble the Tipsy Tower, first drive the metal rod into the ground; then thread the pots onto the rod, starting with the 12" pot and filling with soil as you go. Add your favorite plants and you're done! For the entire tutorial, go to ga...
I spotted these in the latest Pottery Barn catalog. The 3.5" by 3.5" pots are six dollars each or six for $29, but they would be really easy to make and for a fraction of the cost. A container of chalkboard paint would cover dozens upon dozens of clay pots. I would probably spend a few extra bucks on some pot sealant or simple plastic inserts to protect the paint job.