DIY Topsy Turvey Flower Planter With Step by Step Tutorial!

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DIY Topsy Turvy Flower Planter with Step by Step Tutorial - Must Have Mom

This DIY Topsy Turvy Flower Planter is a great addition to any home landscaping and it is really easy to do too! I was so excited with my finished product. I love the colors and the whimsical look that I created. My daughter thought it was straight out of Dr. Seuss and marveled at how I accomplished this fete of pot stacking. It’s not difficult and can be done in no time and enjoyed all Summer long!

DIY Topsy Turvy Flower Planter - Supplies

To do this project you will need the above supplies and a 62″ piece of rebar about the diameter of a dime (small enough to fit through the holes in the bottom of your pots). I got one 8″ pot and five 6″ pots. One of my 6″ pots was slightly taller than the rest. I chose two different colors for my pots and bought the appropriate spray paint for them. To create the fun painted design you will need FrogTape® Shape Tape™ in the scallop design. You’ll need potting soil and flowers too.

DIY Topsy Turvey Flower Planter Step 1 - Must Have Mom

Step 1: Spray paint your pots one solid color. Three should be one color and three should be your second color. Allow to dry 24 hours.

DIY Topsy Turvy Flower Planter Step 2 - Must Have Mom

Step 2: Put your FrogTape® Shape Tape™ on the pot, lining up the top of the tape with the bottom edge of the lip of the pot.

The directions said to take one half of the tape of first and then the other half. I found it easier to remove the backing all at once since it is a round surface which made it difficult to remove the backing after half was already stuck down. Line up your edges so they look pretty. It doesn’t matter if the bottom half of the tape isn’t perfect since you will only be using the top edge for this project. Press it down and ensure it is well adhered.

The neat thing about FrogTape® Shape Tape™ is that it has paint block technology which means your paint won’t bleed through the tape at all and you will get a nice clean line. It is the only painter’s tape that I’ve used that never bleeds through the edge of the tape. It’s amazing stuff.

DIY Topsy Turvey Flower Planter Step 3 - Must Have Mom

Step 3: Spray paint the top half of your pots, above the tape line, with the opposite color spray paint. Remove tape and allow to dry overnight.

See the nice clean lines the FrogTape® Shape Tape™ left? I LOVE this stuff!

DIY Topsy Turvey Flower Planter Step 4 - Must Have Mom

Step 4: Pound your rebar into the ground about 2 feet or so. You can always pound it down more if needed once you are done.

DIY Topsy Turvey Flower Planter Step 5 - Must Have Mom

Step 5: Place the 8″ flower pot onto the rebar putting the hole in the pot through the rebar. Fill with dirt.

DIY Topsy Turvey Flower Planter Step 6 - Must Have Mom

Step 6: Place the 6″ flower pot on the rebar next. I used the taller of the five pots I had. Tilt it to the side so that the edge of the pot is touching the rebar as shown above. Fill with dirt.

DIY Topsy Turvey Flower Planter Step 7 - Must Have Mom

Step 7: Stack the next 6″ pot on to the rebar and tilt it to the opposite side so it is balancing on the pot below it.

DIY Topsy Turvey Flower Planter Step 8 - Must Have Mom

Step 8: continue stacking your pots until they are all on. If you have any rebar sticking out of the top simply pound it down further.

DIY Topsy Turvey Flower Planter Step 9 - Must Have Mom

Step 9: Add flowers and water!

See how easy it is?! You can create so many DIY projects using FrogTape®. Get more FrogTape how-to ideas on their site! Follow @FrogTape on Twitter for tons of creative inspiration!


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  1. SO cute! I love this style of planter, but I think I love that tape and what you did with it even more. I had no clue you could get scalloped tape!

    1. Thanks Tamara! It turned out so cute and I just love it! The tape is the BEST. They have lots of different shapes and it works so much better than other tape I have tried. Nothing bleeds through.

  2. This is SO cool! I wondered how you achieved the topsy look and it does indeed look easy to do. I’m going to pick up the supplies and give it a try! I’ve never head of Frog Tape before. I love that you can buy scalloped shape tape!

    1. There are all sorts of different shapes you can buy in the Frog Tape shape tape too! It’s so easy and fun.

  3. This is too cute!! It is definitely easier than I thought it would be. And I love how easy it is to achieve the scalloped trim! Thanks for sharing =)

    1. Yes, I loved how easy it was! The scalloped trim was a breeze with the Frog Tape. Glad you liked it! Thanks for stopping by.

  4. I made this over the weekend! It was just as easy as you said and it turned out so cute! Thank you!!

  5. Your daughter is right about your topsey turvey flower planter being right out of Seuss. It looks great and it would be a wonderful DIY project for me. Hubby is a contractor so I’ve got the rebar and almost all the other components. I just need to pick up the Frog Tape Shape Tape. My grandkids are going to love this. Thanks for sharing.

    1. The pots have holes in the center already so I did not have to drill any holes. Most flower pots should have this drainage hole in the middle.

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