Tipsy Flower Pots

Create interesting vertical planting space by making your own tipsy flower pots. This is a guide about tipsy flower pots.
Ad

March 1, 2012 Flag
11 found this helpful

To make a tipsy flower pot stand, get at least 76 inches of rebar and pound 1 foot of it into ground. Place a 12 inch pot over/down rebar through the pot drain hole and fill with dirt so that your second pot will rest on top of dirt. Lace remaining pots through rebar (size of you choice) and tip to your desired position. I used 4 (10 inch) pots and 1 (8 inch) pot on top.

Ad

Fill with plants and pound any remaining rebar down so it doesn't show outside the top pot. It would probably be a good idea to put a layer of mulch on top of the soil as clay pots dry out fast in the hot summer sun.

Source: http://www.gardenandcrafts.com

By Tracey V. from Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Comment On This PostWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
March 4, 20120 found this helpful

How cute! I'd like to do that!

Ad
ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
March 5, 20120 found this helpful

Love it! But, some of my pots have smaller drain holes. Anyway that you know of to enlarge the hole without cracking the pot?

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
March 5, 20120 found this helpful

There are different sizes of rebar that you can use but it may not be sturdy enough. I found this project is best for 12"10"8" pots. Bigger pots have bigger drain holes that fit the rebar. I did make a smaller version with smaller pots/drain holes using a thinner rebar, but it is only stacked a couple of feet high.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes

March 20, 2012 Flag

I had been wanting to make on of these planters for The Path Garden for a couple of years. Just hadn't gotten around to it. The 99 Cent store had the clay pots so I got 5 and asked DH to go get the rebar for it. He did and then couldn't wait for the gardener to help pound it into the ground. He went ahead and finished it and I got it mostly planted before the gardeners came. Now the gardener's wife wants one. LOL!

Thanks to the TF reader that showed us their picture just recently. It reminded me to get on the ball. We'll make a smaller one for farther down in the garden. Also we're planning a POT PERSON next.

Now if you count the pots , notice there are 6 on this planter ( 5 are the norm) plus the one on the ground that I planted "Forget-Me-Not" seeds in. The planter top is tied to the tree to make sure it doesn't get pushed over by accident. So easy and lots of fun. Give it a try!

By Great Granny Vi from Moorpark, CA

Comment On This PostWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
March 20, 20120 found this helpful

This is so nice! It is a lot of fun, too. People are going to wonder how you did it! It'll brighten a lot of days for you, and everyone who sees it. Thank you for another great pic!

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Anonymous Flag
March 20, 20120 found this helpful

You and dear hubby certainly have the coolest decorations and assorted items in both the path garden and your yard! Very wise to tie the gnome to the tree branch for extra security ;-) I am jealous because I only have a little patio to decorate and putter around in now.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
March 26, 20120 found this helpful

I'm going to use your idea to grow strawberries. Thanks!

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
May 31, 20160 found this helpful

I am waiting to see if I get one. The elderly lady next door passed away and family have been hauling stuff away and on the patio among her pots is a topsy turvy and I asked one of the family members if I could buy it unless of course it held sentimental value, she said she would ask her daughter so I am waiting to see.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes

February 18, 2009 Flag

I am looking for instructions how to make an upright plant stand out of terra cotta pots. I have seen them at flea markets and craft shows in TX. I think they have a steel rod that goes through the hole in the bottom and the pots are kind of zig zagged. I don't know how else to explain it. I never examined one close enough to really see how it was held together. They were like 5 feet tall. Thank you!

Amanda from NC

Answer This QuestionWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Flag
February 19, 20090 found this helpful

I think these are called Topsy Turvey pots. Just Google it and you'll get a ton of directions on how to make them.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Flag
February 19, 20090 found this helpful

They are called tipsy pots. I agree they are cute, I had quite a spectacular one last year and am excited about planting it again this year. You can google tipsy pots for the instructions.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
February 20, 20090 found this helpful

You can also go to Friendshipgarden.com to purchase a stand that is very sturdy. Also you can find alot of decorating ideas.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Flag
February 20, 20090 found this helpful

A PDF file is available at www.gardensandcrafts.com. They are called Tipsy Pots.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
July 3, 20090 found this helpful

There is a metal stand available to make a stack for your porch or deck. Also, I saw a hanging pole in 2 sizes. Very affordable, I paid $10.00 for mine and got instructions.

http://www.tinntreasures.com/tipsy_pots.html

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes

April 26, 2010 Flag

I am looking for instructions on how to make a flowerpot tree. A rod goes through the center hole of the pot. Then the next pot is slid on and tipped, all made 5 pots high. I thought I saw it here, but can't seem to find it now.

By Polly G from Turtle Creek, PA

Answer This QuestionWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
April 28, 20100 found this helpful

Thank you! That's exactly what I'm looking for.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
May 6, 20100 found this helpful

You need a larger pot for the base to support the tree part. Fill with soil then With length of rebar inserted in the larger pot, put the smaller pots on with the rebar thru the holes. As you put them on fill it soil. Lean each one a different direction. when last one is full of soil, fill each pot with different kinds of flowers and plants. Some of them trailing. Your choice.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Related
Categories
Home and Garden Gardening Creative PlantersMarch 20, 2012
Guides
Terra Cotta Pots
Cleaning Terra Cotta Pots
Plastic Flower Pots
Painting Plastic Flower Pots
terra cotta flower pot person
Crafts Using Terra Cotta Flower Pots
Dirty Pots and Pans
Cleaning Pots and Pans
More
🎉
New Years Ideas!
🎄
Christmas Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
You are viewing the desktop version of this page: View Mobile Site
© 1997-2016 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Published by . Page generated on December 4, 2016 at 11:26:02 AM on 10.0.1.136 in 5 seconds. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of ThriftyFun's Disclaimer and Privacy Policy. If you have any problems or suggestions feel free to Contact Us.
Loading Something Awesome!