Garden Pot Stack

By | April 10, 2012
Garden Pot Stack
I have been seeing different versions of this on Pintrest for a few weeks and well I just thought it was awesome and so had to give it a try.  We painted the pots because my daughter just LOVES to paint (I really think she would paint the whole house if I let her).
We picked out three colors to paint the pots, that way there were two pots of each color.  Then we just started painting away.  The pots all needed two coats but the yellow since it is a lighter color needed three.
After we were done painting my daughter wanted to play with mixing colors.  I think I will have to find a project soon where she can just mix all the paint colors. My hubs even got involved in this project, he hammered the stick in the ground (I think he just did not want me using his tools).
Check out our SPRING   and GARDEN boards on Pintrest for more fun ideas!


1 large terracotta pot
5 medium terracotta pots
1 planting stick (we tried a pipe but it was not strong enough,  a metal rod would work too)
Paint (we use blue, green, and yellow)
Spray on Sealer


Start by painting all your pots, depending on the color you may need two or three coats of paint.
Once paint is dry place your large pot where you want it and then hammer in your Planting stick.
Now fill your pots with dirt and then stack.  You will need to have the pots lean from one side to the other.  Just play with the pots till you have them in the position you like.
Plant your flowers in the pots and you are done.  Now you have a beautiful garden pot stack.

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10 thoughts on “Garden Pot Stack

  1. Ann @ Suburban Prairie Homemaker

    This is adorable! And your daughter sounds like my kind of girl – I love to paint anything and everything, too!
    Found you on Toastie Studios, now following – would love to have you over for a visit!

  2. Mel

    I love this, think I’m going to try it for my strawberries or cherry tomatoes

  3. Gen

    It is pretty adorable! Great for small gardens with the stackable-ness. Love the colors you chose!

  4. Melissa H.

    I love this! I will be making thi sthis wked. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Kara Colvin

    I love this idea ….. what type of paint did you use

    1. wemadethat Post author

      For the paint I used regular house paint I had left over from a room I painted. Since I used the sealer the paint has not chipped of and has held up through 2 summers and 2 winters.

  6. jennifer mathesz

    did you have to drill holes in the pots to get them on the stick, or were there premade holes?

    1. wemadethat Post author

      Jennifer, they have premade holes in them already. Which is great because I know I would have cracked every pot if I had to drill the holes myself.

      1. jennifer mathesz

        After I looked at a terra cotta pot I saw that! Makes it lots easier. I just finished mine yesterday. I decided to stick with the terra cotta color instead of painting. Looks AWESOME!!! Thanks for how to. I’ve been wanting to make something like this for a while.


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