Thursday, July 28, 2011

How To Make A Tipsy-Pot

I have been asked to show how I made the tipsy-pots
 that I used for my herbs.
My herb tower.
My flower tower.
It's so easy to assemble and looks magical.

You'll need:
 a large bottom pot-about 18"
4 smaller pots-about 8"
a 1/2"steel rod/pipe- about 46" long
potting soil
 Fill your large pot with soil and
 insert the rod into the center.
 Make sure your rod will fit through the
bottom hole of your smaller pots.
 Thread a pot on and lean it against the rod.
Thread another pot on and lean it in
the opposite direction
resting it on the rim of the pot beneath it.
Thread on the remaining  pots alternating the
 direction that they lean.
Fill these pots with soil and plant.
You can also use this method for
smaller table top pots as well.
Happy Gardening

Links: My Romantic Home, Funky Junk,
Under The Table and Dreaming,
Savvy Southern Style, A Beach Cottage


  1. This is just the cutest and most clever idea ever! I would really love to do this project. Thanks for the tutorial. :)

  2. wow....this looks so easy, my neighbor has this kind of tower, I will try it next summer. thank you for sharing

  3. What a great post! Thanks so much for sharing this lovely idea! It is my pleasure to visit your creative space.
    I would love to see you on my blog:)

  4. WE used to do these at the place where I worked. (I am a floral designer). Thanks for reminding me!!!! XO, Pinky

  5. Wow, I thought there was a lot more to it than that! Yours look terrific - so fun and whimsical!


  6. Thanks so much for sharing with me...I so need to make one of these.


  7. Your tipsy pot tower is the cutest thing! I've seen some similar ones placed on the ground, but yours it so great as a tower. Thanks for the great tutorial. The one on the porch is cute. I'd probably do one for a shady spot since it's so hot here and the pots would dry out. Maybe I could use succulents? Hmmmm.
    BTW, I'm your newest follower.

  8. This is fabulous. Had it not been for the small balcony space I have for gardening, I would have definitely made one of those. But I am not gonna let this idea go by so easily... I'll make one for indoors :) Pinning it. Thanks for sharing.


  9. This is so cute...I always wondered how they were made, amazingly easy ~ Wow! Thank you so much for sharing. Have a great day.(-:

  10. Ok, I have these pots just sitting in my garage. Now, how do I get a water source to all 4 or 5. Hmmm. Because here in Phoenix, if its not on a drip, its death. :)

  11. Just to share with you folks, i have a new post today on Amish Stories from the Terre Hill days even that was just held in Lancaster Pennsylvania. It was a very hot day but i was able to get i think a few good images from this event. The town is populated with a mix of Amish and old order Mennonites which only adds to its charm. They even have what has become famous in Terre Hill their "outhouse race". The town sits on a hill so it overlooks Lancaster farmland in almost all directions. This is one of my favorite towns to visit because its free from commercialism, so if you are looking for a really all American kind of town with the added bonus of seeing its Amish and Mennonite residents at work and play, then this town is for you. Thanks folks. Richard from Amish Stories.

  12. So cool and I am so going to make one for myself soon. Thanks for sharing :)

  13. That is so cute and creative! I'll definitely be trying this project. Thanks so much for sharing it. :)

    Pinning it on pinterest.

    Tracy Screaming Sardine

  14. Adorable ! I'm thinking of a way to make one for the fall...... pansies and pumpkins maybe ?

    Thanks for getting my brain jiggled !


  15. Love that idea. Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend.

  16. Rita, that's a great balancing act! Love your creativity!

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  17. It's a very cute idea. The pots look so pretty!

  18. Hi Rita... I just saved your instructions to make this very clever flower pot arrangement. I love it!
    Thanks for posting it!

  19. Well, it is fabulous idea and so cool as well as I am so going to make one for myself soon. It is best to keep in home entrance.

  20. Very very cute! I am going to give this a try next summer!

  21. This is just too fun- It is definitely going to be on my to-do list for a fall arrangement! :-)

  22. That is so cute! What a lovely idea for how to display your herbs or flowers. Thanks so much for adding your link and sharing at Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays.

  23. This is wonderful! I LOVE it!
    I'm your newest follower - thanks for all the inspiration!

  24. These are fabulous thanks for the how to. I think I could actually make one of these you make it look so easy! I have a few terricotta pots that would be perfect for some herbs :)

  25. what a fun idea! VERY pretty!

  26. Yay! A great idea! I love it. I am going out the garden tomorrow and making this; that's if it ever stops raining here in Melbourne, Australia...ggrrrrrrrr!!!

  27. I just found this site and I love it, I will certainly be a follower, some of the ideas are so good, I will be using alot of them as I love to have different things then the neighbors,lol, God Bless all.

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  29. Oh What an amazing idea!! It will also help to save a lot of space!

  30. I am sure gonna try this, thank you :)

  31. Love this! I am definitely going to try it! Thanks for posting it!