Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Terra Cotta times Three

One of my very favorite crafty garden projects is the tiered terra cotta planter. 

I first saw this idea on Amy's creative blog, Positively Splendid, back in May 2010; and I finally got around to creating my own tiered planter and checking this off my "wanna-make" list! [Applause]

You'll have to excuse the lack of "before" photos or tutorial.  I was too excited about finally making the tiered planter to slow down and take photos of the mundane terra cotta pots or the creative process.  However, you can link to Amy's post to get all the how-to's.  In the meantime, just relax and enjoy the photos:

How did Coconut sneak into the pic?
That's better

Ultimately, it found its rightful place on the front porch. 
Here it is with the flowers grown up a bit.


Extra flowers found their way into an oversized garden cup
This fountain was not handmade, but it was a double mark down
 clearance buy that we attached to the opposite brick wall.

By Southern California standards, we're having a really cold winter. 
Which is why I especially like the bright colors I used.
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It's a sure sign that spring is on its way.

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  1. OMG what a fab post - very awesome project!

  2. I always have empty pots laying around, what a great use for them! Thank you so much for linking this up to the "Cowgirl Up!" Linky party. I really appreciate your participation.


  3. Fun and cute idea!! Love it!!

    Maysem @

  4. Love the planter! I would love it if you would link up at my party going on now! (It's my first one!!!)

    Jill :)

  5. I love, love, love, love this! I'm totally going to have to give it a try. The pop of color with the green is fantastic, well done!
    I'd love for you to come link your craftiness up at my *Get Creative* party
    Hope to see you there!

  6. This is awesome! I'll need to remember this when I get my garden/flowers together this summer!

  7. I love this project! The colors are great! I can't wait until spring...I'd love to do this at my house! Thanks for sharing on the Rock 'N Share! I shared it on my FB page today!

  8. Thanks for linking up at the party at Jillify It! Hope to see you next Tuesday! :)

    I'm a new linky follower!

  9. Pretty flowerpot tier and flowers!

  10. Oh, I love this! I have some time yet in Michigan before I can begin planting, but this would be really lovely on my tiny condo patio! Thanks for the share! :)

  11. Thanks for stopping by, Doreen.
    I've just been through your blog - love your humor!
    Linky-following you :)

  12. I just love it Doreen! Thanx for the inspiration and coming to party!

  13. I like that planter a lot!! Going to "pin" it. Thanks for the ideas. I'm visiting from a blog hop, hoping you can come back and visit and follow. Linda

  14. This is so cute, did you use special paint?

  15. I love the way these planters look! Yours turned out fabulously! I may have to make some of these when it warms up a little in my neck of the woods.
    Thanks for linking up to this week's Catch a Glimpse party! I featured this today! :)

  16. Oh... this makes me wish it was spring already.... so sick of the snow!!

  17. Beautiful pictures, I'm ready for summer! I just became a follower and want to invite you to stop by my brand new blog and follow me, too:) Thanks!!

  18. Thanks so much for following, I was already following you!:)

  19. Oh Doreen, this turned out so great. I love everything!

  20. Oh my goodness, this is lovely and so filled with springtime promise too. xo

  21. What a springy idea. I want to make this!

  22. love that tiered planter! so fun and colorful.

  23. I love your tiered pots, Doreen. Featuring your post on my Facebook page today.


  24. Doreen~Looks like Spring has Sprung! Love all the pictures! That tiered pot is just awesome! Thanks for linking up over at SweetTalkin' Sunday!

  25. I love how your version turned out!! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  26. You know I love this project! I featured it today at my *Get Creative* party, come on by and grab your featured button and be sure to link up more of your awesomeness!

  27. Love your terra cotta, but also so jealous it's warm where you live. Pansys and violas are great for cooler weather. Really looks lovely no matter where they sit. Also love your color combo's. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best. PS - following you on Linkys, hope you follow back if you haven't already.

  28. Hello Doreen,
    Thank you for your comment on my flowervases. To answer your question, I painted the outside, first with a primer for all surfaces (glass, plastic etc.) and then with chalk paint. Very easy! I stuck the images with mod podge.
    kind regards, Pascale

  29. That is SO cute! I love the bright colors!! And, your birdhouse is adorable. What a great transformation you did! Love it.

  30. Featured you today! Hope you can check it out!

  31. SO pretty--and great colors too!

  32. I love this idea - it just always looks great. Thank you so much for linking up to the Inspiration Cafe xx Nat

  33. I really love this planter, I want to make one now.

    Thanks for stopping by to link and share one of your other posts on The Oh My Heartsie Girl Friday Feature!!

    I have Pinned and Tweeted your post!!

    Have a great weekend, Karren~Host

  34. I guess I really like this a lot, I saw it again on Fynes Designs today, just Pinned!!! Your welcome to stop by and share in this weeks Friday Features, cant get to much exposure.

    Have a great weekend.


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