We saw this DIY project on how to make a tiered planter from terracotta saucers and had to share it here. Because the instructions are a bit detailed, not complicated we will share a link below on the complete instruction sheet.
When you entertain in your home and are always looking for new and clever ideas, we think this one will fill your need. By taking a few clay saucers and some nuts and bolts you can create this multi tiered pot stand. Placed in the center of a dining room table, on a buffet table or a garden table it is stunning and commanding.
Place some plants potted in terracotta on the stand and create different looks to compliment the different seasons. Use this for Halloween and fill the pots with treats, use as a cupcake stand, and during Christmas fill the pots with candy canes and red & white plants. Stunning!
With water becoming such a crisis around the world, we saw this great tip for making your own Olla water pots for irrigation in your garden or landscape. Many are using irrigation systems but here you can create your own whether you need a lot or a few areas. We love the idea of planting these in the center of a garden pot for a manual watering system.
Take 2 terracotta clay flower pots. Use the size that best fits your needs. These can be as small at 3" or as large as 18". Cover the hole with silicone, or any material that will plug the hole. Apply waterproof glue around the rim of the pot.
Turn another pot the same size upside down, do NOT plug that drain hole but set on the top of the base pot where it is glued. Apply a large rubber band, piece of string or whatever to hold them together. Let them dry completely. Now you should have 2 pots top to top. With the bottom terracotta planter's hole plugged.
Place in the center of a garden pot and place your plant materials around it. Cover with soil so that only the hole in the top is showing. This is make the roots circle the pot where the water will leach out slowly. Fill the pot with water. Check every couple of days to see how much water is being used. You can temporarily plus the top hole with a rock or cork piece. Turning a clay saucer over and use as a top can work also. This will slow the evaporation down.
This will keep the water cool and stable, letting it seep thru the pots into the soil and onto the roots.
Now of course if you want to buy our watering pots, they come in many sizes and shapes to meet all your watering needs. Click here.