Sweet Tute Tuesday-The Tiered Planter

Last summer, (before I had a craft blog!) I found this cute little baby over at the awesome blog I am Momma Hear me Roar and thought I'd try my hand at it. For Sweet Tute Tuesday I'd thought I'd share with you my tutorial in case you're front porch needs a little pick-me-up too!

The Tiered Planter

I started with 3 terrecota pots (1 large, 1 medium, 1 small-which I got for 50% off at Hobby Lobby) and a saucer to fit the largest pot.

I sprayed everything with a clear water seal spray.

After that dried I sprayed my largest and smallest pot red (colonial red to be specific)

And gave my medium pot some summer squash Sweet Love. I think I ended up doing about 3 coats of spray per pot.

I let everything dry about 24 hours and then started stacking them. I first laid about 3 inch of potting soil in the bottom pot, stacked 2 rectangular bricks on top (.50 each at Home Depot), and cut up some water bottles to fill in the extra space. I did this so that we didn't have to use quite so much dirt and to make it lighter to move around.

Next I placed the yellow pot on top of the bricks and then poured soil in to fill in the rest of the bottom red pot. (sorry no pic)

Then you just repeat those steps for your next two pots to make your tier. Just to note- I only used the water bottles in the bottom pot and only used 1 square brick in the medium pot (instead of 2 like in the large one). Is this making sense? I was trying to finish planting before it got dark so I wasn't too concerned with taking pictures along the way.

Then we planted our flowers!! (I say we because at this point it was after 9:00 at night and I needed Mr. Sweet Love's help to finish before dark)

On the tutorial that I followed it said that you should have a thriller, a spiller and a filler. For my "thriller" I used lilies and snapdragons. For my "spiller" I used Ivy, and for the "filler" I couldn't stop with just one type because I wanted this to be super bright, fun and cheery so I have a mixture of several different flowers-of which most I can't remember the names or find those little tags that come in the pots so...sorry. I guess those of you that are flower gurus will know. Anyhow, I really love how it turned out!

The lilies on top are my favorite!

I love how much color it adds to the front of our house!

Mr. Sweet Love and I just finished up our tiered planter for this summer tonight! But I think I like last years better-ha ha oh well!

Maybe it's just because all the flowers haven't opened up yet (last year we did this towards the end of the summer so all the flowers were in full bloom when we purchased them) so it's not quite as colorful as I'd like it :). I do think these orange lilies and white snapdragons will be GORGEOUS when they all bloom!

Thank you so much for coming over and spending some time with me today! Stop in tomorrow to see whose FUN blog I'll be guest posting on!! Have a Sweetly Lovely day!

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