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Build a Flower Tower out of Stacked Pots (For under $10)

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Stacked flower tower
Although it may be taking longer to come to the rest of the country, here in Northern California, spring had definitely arrived. Our winters are mild enough that plants actually bloom year round, but spring is still wonderful since the deciduous trees bloom and start leafing out, and the limited color of winter is finally gone.
Garden prep in my area is pretty easy.  In late March I have to replace the spent annuals from last year, start fertilizing the gardens and lawn, and clean up any damage from the winter.
And because I live in a townhouse, with a very limited outdoor space, I have to do a lot of container gardening.   Thankfully the wonderful people at Dollar General asked me to try out some of their line of outdoor and Lawn and Garden supplies.  I was super excited since everyone knows I LOVE Dollar General.
Because I don’t have a ton of space, I knew I wanted to do something vertical, and when I saw some small green plastic planters for only $1.50 each I knew I had found just the right thing!  I also bought a mini ‘flag hook’ ($2) and some garden soil ($4) and fertilizer ($5).
Stacked flowerpot supplies
The first thing I did was cut the ‘hook’ part off the flag hook with a hacksaw:

That left me with a metal stake that could be inserted into the ground to add stability.
Flower pot stake

Next I used my drill to put holes in the flower pots (just slightly larger than the diameter of my new stake.
Drilling flower pot

Here is what they looked like when I ran them onto the metal rod.  They did need to overlap on at least 2 sides in order to stay level.

Stacked flower pots
Next i added the potting soil and a few shakes of Fertilizer:
Lastly, the flowers.  I bought a couple of flats at the local garden center for only a few dollars:
Planting flowers
And here is what it looks like finished:
Tiered flower pots
I love it!  My favorite part is that there are layers of color all up and down it.  Plus it was super easy to do.
Since I had a few dollars leftover, I also purchased one of these great ‘faux’ half barrels, which were under $15.  I have seen them at the big home improvement stores for more than double that!
Wine barrel planter
II filled it with my leftover potting soil and some additional plants.  Then clustered the planters together with another one I had on hand to create a little container garden along my front walk:
Yellow and purple flowers 
The kids picked out the purple and yellow colors, and I first I wasn’t sure I would like it, but it turned out colorful and cheery.. perfect for spring.
Container garden
And if you are in the market for some adorable spring planters (at affordable prices), you should definitely check out the selection at Dollar General.  Here are a couple that I thought were super cute (and would be wonderful on a kitchen table with a houseplant):
Flower pots
And if it isn’t warm enough to plant anything outdoors, they also have a large selection of seed starting supplies, so you will be ready when the time finally comes:
Dollar general fertilizer
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  1. Cristina @ Remodelando la CasaMarch 31, 2014 at 12:50 PM

    Cute project, Kim! and at a great price ;) Pretty pics!

  2. So so cute, I love it Kim!

  3. This is so cute and so easy! Thanks for the great idea.

  4. Your Tip Me Tuesday link is incredible this week! In fact, my readers would love to bookmark it in their craft rooms. Did you know that if you upload this blog post into your Tip Junkie craft room using at least 2 images, 2 steps, and blog post URL then Tip Junkie readers can favorite it which instantly bookmarks it so they can find it later. {Whoohoo!} ~ Laurie {a.k.a. the Tip Junkie}


  5. Great idea for my pathway. Thanks

  6. Hubby was reading this over my shoulder and asked, "Did that kid really eat those?" Um, our 2 younger ones don't eat squat. Looks delicious!!

  7. Very nice. I've been looking all over for the board and batten post, but keep going in circles. Boo.

  8. Great project for a great price. Love the bright colors . It definitely screams spring. :)

  9. I love this Kim. Lots of planting in a very small space. I have a couple areas I could definitely use this and the price can't be beat...

  10. ha ha ha ha.. It only works if I call them 'barbie cabbages'

  11. I actually like this version better! Which is amazing because I'm in love with pottery barn :) Thanks for sharing this fab idea and for joining in our pin party! Hope to see you again next week! Off to pin your fab creation...


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