Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Pinterest Challenge #3

This is one of the most interesting pieces that I've done so far!  Everyone who visits our house says that they love the planter and want to know where I brought it and I give them a puzzled look and say what?!? I made that! 

It started when I saw this picture at a linky party and I pinned it on Pinterest to put it on my to do list....

I couldn't believe it! It was super cute and I needed to know how to make it asap!  And it didn't help that there were petunias in the pots which are one of my favorite summer flowers.  I read the post from Wait Til Your Father Gets Home and kept it in the back of my mind til I ran across some pots that I liked and that were cheap!

A few weeks later browsing through Target on my lunch break I ran across some pink pots that were on sale for 70% off.  The pots were originally $2.50 in the dollar section and were reduced to $0.75...I couldn't resist!  I even grabbed a teal birdhouse to add to the mix which I got for only $0.30--SCORE! 

I decided because these pots weren't as heavy as clay pots and I would use a 4' steel garden stake rather than a piece of rebar, which I purchased from Lowe's for $1.98.

First I had my husband drill a hole in the bottom of each pot with the 3/4" hole-cutting attachment that we used in this post.

I had my two year old daughter Kennedy help with stamping on white polka-dots and let them dry over night.

The next day I started with the large pot and started to string the posts through their holes like so....

The second pot set down inside the first one and the rest of the posts would sit on the rim of the pot below it....

I filled each pot with soil as I assembled the entire planter and added Wave petunias as well. 

I absolutely love my Topsy Turvy Madd Planter! 

Cost Breakdown:
  • Pots - $.75 ea. 
  • Soil - $ 1.98
  • 4' Steel Garden Stake - $1.98
  • Flowers - $7.96
  • Teal Birdhouse - $0.30
  • Spanish Moss - $2.98
Grand Total = $18.20

Not bad huh?!

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  1. That is so cute!!! I love the colors you chose! What a fun way to plant some flowers. Thanks so much for entering this into the Project Pinterest Challenge. Best of luck to you!

  2. Goodness, that is just adorable ! I can never find the good stuff on sale at Target or anywhere else - but you SCORED!

    Thanks for sharing!


    1. Thanks Gena! I am always looking for a matter where I'm at ;-)

  3. I love how you painted the pots! We would love if you would check out our blog and follow us if you like it!

    1. Thanks! I like your blog already! I've just pinned your post for the serving tray...I'm thinking of using it as a bridal gift.