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DIY Topsy-Turvy Slanted Planter


Defy Gravity with This Slanted Planter

Do you just love flowers? Create a planter that can hold all of your favorite flowers in one place!


Project Supplies

  • (1) 10" Terracotta Pot
  • (1) 8" Terracotta Saucer
  • (4) 6" Terracotta Pots
  • Outdoor Industrial Glue
  • 3' Smooth Solid Rod
  • All-Purpose Soil
  • Wild Bird Seed
  • Wildflower Blue Spray Paint (Optional)

Tools Required

  • Paint Drop Cloth
  • Gloves
  • Hammer
  • Plants/Flowers

1. Paint the Flower Pots

Spray paint all pots and saucers with your desired color, we used Wildflower Blue by Rust-Oleum. Avoid runs when painting by applying think coats with short quick sprays. 


2. Pick a Spot

Select a spot for the planter in your yard or garden. Be sure to pick a permanent spot — once this project is built it cannot be transported. Insert the rod into the ground about 6” using the hammer. Make sure that it is securely inserted and will not fall over when the pots are stacked.


3. Place the Pots

Place the 10” pot onto the rod by putting the rod through the drainage hole on the bottom of the pot. Once in place, fill that pot with soil. Dry fit the remaining pots to ensure your rod is positioned correctly. Place your first 6” pot onto the rod and set it on the soil inside the large pot. Tilt the pot as far left or right as the drainage hole will allow. The rim should rest against the supporting rod.

Place the second 6” pot onto the rod so that the bottom of pot rests on the rim of the first 6” pot. Tilt this pot the opposite direction of your first 6” pot. Repeat this with the remaining pots. Place the last pot so it sits upright and place the saucer onto of the pot. 


4. Glue the Pots Together

Once you have ensured that your saucer will fit on top of your stacked pots and will not hit the rod do the following: 

  • Glue tilted pots to one another at touching points.
  • Glue pots to the metal rod. 
  • Glue entire rim of saucer to the last vertical pot.

5. Add the Finishing Touches

Fill the remaining empty pots with dirt and add plants of your choice. Then add bird seed to the saucer top.