How to Make a Planterfall

Make an eye-catching planterfall for your small patio or garden.

Photo By: Image courtesy of Daniel Grady Faires

Photo By: Image courtesy of Daniel Grady Faires

Photo By: Image courtesy of Daniel Grady Faires

Photo By: Image courtesy of Daniel Grady Faires

Photo By: Image courtesy of Daniel Grady Faires

Photo By: Image courtesy of Daniel Grady Faires

Photo By: Image courtesy of Daniel Grady Faires

Make a Planterfall

This chic planter can be yours in just a few steps. Here's what you'll need:

  • 7 terra cotta pots (one 6-inch, three 8-inch, one 10-inch, one 12-inch, one 14-inch)
  • 12 1/4-inch terra cotta saucer
  • 1 medium bag potting soil
  • 1 medium bag pea gravel or stone
  • 1/2-inch 4-foot dowel
  • 1 can black spray paint
  • saw

Spray-Paint Pots

Dan uses black, but you can use whatever color matches your style. A flat finish gives the terra-cotta pots a muted finish that enhances the original texture of the pot.

Stack the Pots

Start with the largest pot, inserting an 8-inch pot upside down. Add gravel or stone around the smaller pot and then insert the 1/2 inch wooden dowel into the drainage hole.

Stack Another Pot

Slide the 12-inch pot onto the dowel sitting right side up, then slide in another upside down 8-inch pot. Add more gravel.

Add the Last Pot

Repeat the steps using the smaller pots, making sure to add gravel in between. Place the last 8-inch pot right side up so it rests on your 6-inch pot. Remove and cut the dowel down if necessary, then re-insert: the dowel will keep your planterfall sturdy.

Gently Add Soil

Add soil to each tier of your planterfall.

Ready to Plant

Your planterfall is now ready for plants of your choosing! Succulents and herbs are great for this chic tower.

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