Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Sweet Tute Tuesday-The Tiered Planter

Last summer, (before I had a craft blog!) I found this cute little baby over at the awesome blog I am Momma Hear me Roar and thought I'd try my hand at it. For Sweet Tute Tuesday I'd thought I'd share with you my tutorial in case you're front porch needs a little pick-me-up too!

The Tiered Planter


I started with 3 terrecota pots (1 large, 1 medium, 1 small-which I got for 50% off at Hobby Lobby) and a saucer to fit the largest pot.


I sprayed everything with a clear water seal spray.


After that dried I sprayed my largest and smallest pot red (colonial red to be specific)


And gave my medium pot some summer squash Sweet Love. I think I ended up doing about 3 coats of spray per pot.


I let everything dry about 24 hours and then started stacking them. I first laid about 3 inch of potting soil in the bottom pot, stacked 2 rectangular bricks on top (.50 each at Home Depot), and cut up some water bottles to fill in the extra space. I did this so that we didn't have to use quite so much dirt and to make it lighter to move around.


Next I placed the yellow pot on top of the bricks and then poured soil in to fill in the rest of the bottom red pot. (sorry no pic)

Then you just repeat those steps for your next two pots to make your tier. Just to note- I only used the water bottles in the bottom pot and only used 1 square brick in the medium pot (instead of 2 like in the large one). Is this making sense? I was trying to finish planting before it got dark so I wasn't too concerned with taking pictures along the way.

Then we planted our flowers!! (I say we because at this point it was after 9:00 at night and I needed Mr. Sweet Love's help to finish before dark)


On the tutorial that I followed it said that you should have a thriller, a spiller and a filler. For my "thriller" I used lilies and snapdragons. For my "spiller" I used Ivy, and for the "filler" I couldn't stop with just one type because I wanted this to be super bright, fun and cheery so I have a mixture of several different flowers-of which most I can't remember the names or find those little tags that come in the pots so...sorry. I guess those of you that are flower gurus will know. Anyhow, I really love how it turned out!


The lilies on top are my favorite!


I love how much color it adds to the front of our house!


Mr. Sweet Love and I just finished up our tiered planter for this summer tonight! But I think I like last years better-ha ha oh well!


Maybe it's just because all the flowers haven't opened up yet (last year we did this towards the end of the summer so all the flowers were in full bloom when we purchased them) so it's not quite as colorful as I'd like it :). I do think these orange lilies and white snapdragons will be GORGEOUS when they all bloom!


Thank you so much for coming over and spending some time with me today! Stop in tomorrow to see whose FUN blog I'll be guest posting on!! Have a Sweetly Lovely day!

Linking up to these parties as well as:
UndertheTableandDreaming

28 comments:

Carmella said...

Oh, I love it! I like this year's just as much as the one you did last summer too! I am in love with all of that color....looks like a trip to Lowe's is in my future now :) Hope you have a great day!

Just Jaime said...

Love the way it turned out and the colors you chose for the pots. I like to see the different flowers in there too!

Cheryl Nelson said...

You know I LOOOOOOOOVE this!!!

My Little Family: said...

I love that! I was thinking today that I need something vertical for my entryway. Thanks!

Denise said...

I found you on Simply Designing. Creative people like you inspire me so I decided to follow your blog. This is really cute. I think I will give it a go myself. This kind of project is easy enough for me to do at least. I hope you will follow me back http://talesfrommyjournal.blogspot.com I can be found in facebook too http://www.facebook.com/DeniseMartin.LillaRose and twitter @DeniseLillaRose If you like/follow me there I will do the same for you. When you stop by my blog, please check out my kind of fashion (hair jewelry).

Doreen said...

This is lovely -- Everytime I see this project, I say OK, today I'm going to make it. Maybe today's the day!
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Doreen said...

And I'm your new follower!

Amanda said...

They both look wonderful, so bright and full of colour!

A Few Pennies said...

That is so beautiful! Great job and thanks for sharing such a pretty idea.

radn@HouseonAshwelllane said...

gorgeous!

Allison {A Glimpse Inside} said...

I love this! They look fantastic. And love all the flowers you used as well. Thanks for linking up to this week's Catch a Glimpse party. I'll be featuring this tomorrow.

Carmella said...

I added you and this fun project to my Friday Faves post today...I can't wait to try this one myself!

http://creativecarmella.blogspot.com/2011/06/few-of-my-faves-this-friday.html

katy said...

This looks awesome! I love it!

Alisa and Sky said...

I like this years flowers just as much as last year! I think its fun that you did different flowers! So I was suppose to make this last year and never got around to it...lets see if I do this year :)

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

Very pretty! Thanks for linking this to Wicked Awesome Wednesday.

Lauren said...

This turned out fantastic! You should link it to my Front Porch Party! Going on now until Friday. http://www.elephantstrunkllb.com/2011/06/summer-safari-front-porch-fun.html

GretchenP said...

wow i super duper love it! i've seen these before but the lillies on top really caught my eye.. great color combo on the orange one! (i'm here from a glimpse inside) :)

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

It looks gorgeous! Loved all those flowers also! You are very creative.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Sanghamitra.

Brit @ JandMs Eye Candy said...

Beautiful! Loving it :) Thanks so much for sharing and linking up with us. Hope to see more of your creative projects ;)
Britney
www.jandmseyecandy.blogspot.com

Donna said...

Oh Sweetness! I love the color and the design. I have several clay pots around and I do believe a shopping trip for flowers is in order! Thank you so much for sharing!

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shopannies said...

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Heidi@TheCraftMonkey said...

What a great idea to make your own tiered planter! i REALLY like the yellow!!! {visiting from Summer Safari}

Kristine @ JandMs Eye Candy said...

THANK YOU so much for linking up to Strut Your Stuff Sunday!! We appreciate it!! Hope to see your fabulous ideas again!! Have a great day!

Kristine
www.jandmseyecandy.blogspot.com

southernscraps said...

Love these and all the bright colors. My porch could use some color!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

LOVE this idea!! It's soo pretty!! I would love to make one, thanks for sharing! Would love if you'd stop by my blog sometime :) Have a good weekend!

Jami said...

What a great way to add height to your plants!! Love it! Thanks so much for linking to the Tuesday To Do Party!
Smiles!
Jami

Donna said...

I wanted to stop by and let you know, I was so inspired and loved your tier planter I created my own. I posted on my blog with props to you. Thanks again for the inspiration! Have a super weekend!