you will need:
3 terra cotta pots (or, for extra decorative
planters, try using ceramic pots with designs or colored ceramic) Pots
should be in 3 sizes form large to small.
3 plants of your choice (or one plant that is
large enough to be divided into three parts) All of the material you need can be found at
any local home and garden store.
1) Start by placing some soil into the pot
that will be used as the base of the planter. Fill the pot about 2/3 full
of soil and press gently. For this planter a bowl shaped pot was chosen for
2) Place the second pot on top of the soil.
Make sure the this pot is about 1/3 inside the base pot. Section off
your plant, or using one of your three plants, place it into the soil of the base
pot and add additional soil until the roots and the bottom 1/3 of the second pot
are secured into the soil.
3) Repeat steps 1 and 2 with the third, and
smallest sized, pot. Place the second plant (or part of plant) into the
second pot and ensure that the roots, and the last pot are secured firmly.
4) Last, plant the remaining plant into the
top pot and press gently. You should now have a distinctive 3 tier
planter to proudly display! You can add several different twists to this
project. I have made 2 tier planters and 4 tier planters, but I find
that the 3 tier works the best and that any more than 4 tiers is a little
Tips for plant care:
When watering your plants in the 3 tier planter
start with the base pot. You will not need to water this pot as much due
to the fact that the top two pots will drain into the bottom as you water them.