Tuesday, May 14, 2013

DIY: Two Tier Planter

Hi there fellow Crafty People. Welcome to my little blog.  I want to share something with you that my daughter Cole made. We're hoping we can bring out the gardener in you.

Now let's take a look a Cole's two tier planter then imagine your version of this cute little project.

Two Tiered Hens and Chicks Planter


  • Two different sizes of terra cotta planters
  • Acrylic paint - colour of your choice
  • Potting soil
  • Plants - of your choice. 
  • Small stones


  1. Paint the exterior of the terra cotta planters and a couple of inches down on the inside. Nicole chose purple because it is her favorite colour. It does look nice with all the green.
  2. Once the paint is dry, fill the larger planter 2/3rds with potting soil.
  3. Place the smaller planter into the larger planter.
  4. Top up larger planter with potting soil.
  5. Fill with smaller planter with potting soil.
  6. Put your plants in. Nicole chose Hens and Chicks. It looks good now but once the chicks sprout it will be really nice. I think a trailing plant is a fantastic choice.
  7. Place small stones in the open areas. You could switch that up with mulch. Either way you will have a finished look.
  8. And you're done!

This project is the perfect way to personalize your planters with a punch of colour. 

Are you going to give it a try?

two tier planter

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  1. This is so adorable! Cole is beginning her life long passion in gardening (hopefully) and what a lovely way to start!

    1. Hi Gail. I think it turned out great. I want one in my favorite colour. Cole is so talented.

      Cole's blog is http://youngmommymemoirs.blogspot.ca/

  2. What a great idea, and so nice to be passing along a couple good hobbies!

    Thank you for spreading JOY and sharing at the Oh What a HAPPY Day party.

    Holly at Not Done Growing

    1. Hi Holly, nice to see you again. Thanks for stopping by and hosting the party.

  3. Thanks for stopping by and linking up for Monday Funday at Melsdaisypatch.blogspot.com. I love you idea. The color is great too. What kind of plants did your daughter use? Please feel free to stop back by the blog and link up for the Bloglovin' blog hop. I am a new follower on your blog. Hope you have a great weekend.


    1. Hi Melissa, Nicole used "Hens and Chicks" from our garden. They are hardy, easy to grow succulents. I like them because the "Hens" have "Chicks" that sprout out on runners. The chicks are pretty small and cute.

      Thanks for the follow, I will see you around, Darlene

  4. I like this a lot. I also PINNED it. Take care, Linda

    1. Hi Linda, thanks for pinning it, I really appreciate it.

  5. Darlene! You won the $25. Target Gift Card. Please send me an email (linbouf(at)gmail.com I've been trying to get a hold of you! Oh, and I like the planter also. :) I'm pinning this, too. Linda

    1. Hi again Linda, WOW! I won!!?? That's fantastic. I am going to email you right away.

  6. Would Love for you to join my link party where we pin all who join at http://myfashionforwardblog.com/2013/05/16/all-things-pretty-8/

    1. Hi Leslie, thanks for the invitation to your link party - that's so nice of you.

  7. Nice job! thanks for sharing this at my What Are You Doing? Wednesday Blog Hop! http://contentemeant.blogspot.com/2013/05/what-are-you-doing-wednesday-blog-hop-3.html

  8. So cute & I love the color of the pots!! Thanks for sharing on my Blog & Shop Hop!

  9. What a cute idea Darlene - love it!
    Thanks so much for sharing this craft on Tutorial Thursdays Linky Party. I look forward to visiting your crafts again this week :)
    Marigolds' Loft