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Her Pinspiration: Leaning Tower of Flowers

Written by Jen Sill

Written by Jennifer Sill

Each week I attempt a project I see on Pinterest.  My hope is to show whether projects are simple to complete at your own home.  This week, though I ventured to a neighbor’s home.

I LOVE this idea.

My neighbor Stephanie was “Pinspired” this week and I couldn’t pass this one up.  Check it out:

What you need:
One piece of rebar as tall as you want your tower plus an extra two feet.
Clay Pots with holes in the bottom (most have holes already)
Potting Soil
Your Plants (hanging plants work really well)

Here’s how she did it:
“Plant” the rebar in the ground where you want your tower.  Put it in 2 feet deep.
Carefully thread the bottom pot through the pot’s hole.  Make sure this pot is solid on the ground.
Thread the next pot and lean a little. 
Fill each pot about 1/2 or 2/3 full with soil and plant your plant as you move up.  (Be careful not to put too much soil in or it will run out as you water.)
Alternate leaning directions.

*Be sure to leave a little rebar at the top of your tower so the pot can lean on it.  Otherwise it will tip.  (Stephanie’s husband welds so he plans to add a decoration to the top of their pole.)
*Watering can be an issue.  Some online suggest putting ice in each pot and letting the ice melt to water the plants.

Stephanie says the pots were each about $4.50 at Menards.  The whole project was about $25 bucks.  NOT BAD.

Thanks, Stephanie for letting us peek at your artwork!

 

Stephanie’s daughter Bailey next to the Flower Tower

You can check out all the projects on my wish list by following Jennifer Sill on Pinterest.  You can also follow Her View From Home.

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About the author

Jen Sill

For nearly 15 years Jennifer spent her time clawing her way up the chain as a television producer and newsroom manager. She’s helped create and produce newscasts and talkshows. Just as she was realizing some of her professional goals, she decided to give it all up for a family. Although Jennifer has lived in Miami and L.A., she has always called Nebraska home. She always knew she wanted to raise her children in the Midwest.
Jennifer is now trying to find her way in a new world. She may be frenzied and frazzled sometimes, but she would not give up being a mom to her almost four year old and her almost two year old for anything.

2 Comments

  • I also “pinned” this but I haven’t made one yet. Yours is so cute – I love the different colored pots 🙂

    • Gail –
      I just love actually seeing the Pinspirations come to life!! It makes me feel better about spending time on Pinterest. 🙂 (Cause I spend a bunch of time there.)