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Tipsy Pots

Updated on February 6, 2017

Tipsy Pots - Vertical Gardening

How could you not work with a big smile on your face when container gardening with these charming planters? :)

The design is surprisingly very sturdy and yet the construction is so simple. A tipsy pots container herb garden can be assembled very quickly and in addition it saves valuable space for more conventional planting nearby. Make sure to plant a variety of herbs.

(Photo credit Pam Irie)

Tipsy Pots - How to Tip - It's all in the stacking......

Tipsy Pots
Tipsy Pots

Becky at Nine is Fine has a great tutorial with step by step photos and directions to make tipsy pots just like these.

(Photo credit Becky @ Nine is Fine blog)

Silverware Plant Markers
Silverware Plant Markers

DIY Plant Markers for Tipsy Pots

Easy, frugal and fun!

Here's how I made these DIY plant markers, but all you really need is: old forks and a sharpie pen.

(Photo credit Pam Irie)

Portable Tipsy Pots
Portable Tipsy Pots

Portable Tipsy Pots

Instead of using heavy clay pots, Sharon at Keen Inspirations transformed plastic pots with white spray paint from the Dollar store. This tipsy pots tower was a gift for her mother in law and Sharon added a spray painted saucer under the bottom pot to aid in keeping this gift mover friendly. See how she did it here.

(Photo credit Sharon @ Keen Inspirations)

"In search of my mother's garden, I found my own."

Alice Walker

Tipsy Pot Planters
Tipsy Pot Planters

Tipsy Pots Planter Tower

Make it your way!

Instead of using clay pots in ascending sizes, these clever gardeners selected a 12" clay pot for the base and used 10" sizes for the remaining pots in the tower. More info here.

(Photo credit Dottie @ Gardens and Crafts)

Tipsy Pots Poll

What will you grow in your tipsy pots?

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Tipsy Cans
Tipsy Cans

Tipsy "Pots" with a Twist

Tipsy Tub, Tipsy Buckets and a Tipsy Watering Can

This tipsy tower is made of all galvanized materials. It begins with a vintage galvanized tub and ends with a tipsy watering can featured at the top. See more funky garden art here at Cindee's Garden blog.

(Photo credit Cindee's Garden)

Have you made any Tipsy Pots Garden Planters?

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      Fay Favored 

      5 years ago from USA

      Not yet, but would like to. I need the space.

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      Lorelei Cohen 

      5 years ago from Canada

      I had not seen the tipsy pots before but they are adorable.

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      5 years ago

      I have made any Tipsy Pots Garden Planter, but I like them. Thanks for sharing this great lens.

    • GardenIdeasHub LM profile image

      GardenIdeasHub LM 

      6 years ago

      Very cool. Thanks for the idea about Tipsy Pots nd will be back to read more.

    • Nilakantha profile image


      6 years ago

      Never seen this before! Looks just awesome.

    • Zodiacimmortal profile image


      6 years ago from Yonkers, NY

      A family friend had a tipsy tower I thought it was pretty cool. First I was wondering WHY they weren't falling off of each other lol. But If my cat didn't eat plants all the time I think this is a really cool Idea for a herb garden indoors & one or 2 outdoor for a rainbow garden or (themed seasonal) colored garden

    • suzy-t profile image


      6 years ago

      I love the Tipsy Pots Garden!!! Always wondered how they were made. I would much rather make something myself instead of buying a kit. Thanks for the instructions. I'll be making my planter tomorrow!!

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      6 years ago

      No, but they look very nice. I wanted to drop in and say thank you for visiting my lenses. I am just getting started. There is more content on my webpage I like Squidoo because I can write randomly, unlike the webpage which is more dedicated to homesteading and organic/ alternative gardening and farming. This is a fun format!

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      6 years ago

      No, but they look very nice. I wanted to drop in and say thank you for visiting my lenses. I am just getting started. There is more content on my webpage I like Squidoo because I can write randomly, unlike the webpage which is more dedicated to homesteading and organic/ alternative gardening and farming. This is a fun format!

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      esvoytko lm 

      6 years ago

      I'd never seen these before. What a great idea for space-challenged gardeners.

    • kael2012 profile image


      6 years ago

      awesome! I will add to my to do list!

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      Melissa Miotke 

      6 years ago from Arizona

      Very cool!

    • spids1 profile image


      6 years ago

      Very creative idea thanks

    • weheartjunk profile image


      6 years ago

      These pots are cool.

    • profile image


      6 years ago

      These look like a fun project.

    • profile image


      6 years ago

      These are so cool! I can't say I've ever seen them before! Blessed by a SquidAngel!

    • denise777alexan profile image


      6 years ago

      So so so so cute!

    • RadaFrancis LM profile image

      RadaFrancis LM 

      6 years ago

      Not yet, but they look so cute! :)

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      6 years ago

      I will definitely be making myself a set of these tipsy pots!

    • CCTVwebmaster profile image


      6 years ago

      I had never seen these before, but really want to have one for our garden!

    • CCTVwebmaster profile image


      6 years ago

      I had never seen these before, but really want to have one for our garden!

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      poldepc lm 

      6 years ago

      nice the way: thx for squidliking my "ferrari lens"...x

    • Bestbuyguide profile image


      6 years ago

      How much fun do these look for a feature in a garden?

    • BluKatDesign profile image


      6 years ago

      Love these! Thanks for the tutorial!

    • lynnasafriend profile image


      6 years ago

      I have not made any of these yet, I'm only now getting into gardening.

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      6 years ago

      I haven't made these, but they look like a great idea.

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      Alethia LM 

      6 years ago

      Wow! So cool!!

    • Gypzeerose profile image

      Rose Jones 

      6 years ago

      OH - and Angel Blessed - really good lens. I think I will try this. Vertical gardening is so creative!

    • Gypzeerose profile image

      Rose Jones 

      6 years ago

      These seem to be much easier than I imagined from the directions.

    • biminibahamas profile image


      6 years ago

      how cool are these?

    • themeaparty profile image


      6 years ago

      As the makers of the Leaning Tower of Pisa would say, "What? It's a-straight up and a-down!"

    • magictricksdotcom profile image


      6 years ago

      Never heard of these before, but looks like a great idea to try.

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      6 years ago

      No, but I would like to.

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      Joanie Ruppel 

      6 years ago from Keller, Texas

      I love the Tipsy Pots and the DIY markers - great lens!

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      Teri Villars 

      6 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      No, but if you have been drinking, do they look normal? ha! Blessed.

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      lilblackdress lm 

      6 years ago

      I have never heard of these. Thanks for the share.

    • BFBDfans profile image


      6 years ago

      the are great, i have some extra planters around! thanks for the idea :)

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      Renaissance Woman 

      6 years ago from Colorado

      I don't have one yet, but I'm sure there is a tipsy pot tower in my near future.

    • McBub-Squidoo profile image


      6 years ago

      How to make these pots be stable?

    • fitnessjunkie8 profile image


      6 years ago

      I just adore this! My daughter and I will enjoy this as one of our many summer "projects". Thank you and keep the great lens coming!

    • KittySmith profile image


      6 years ago

      I have these on my Pinterest Board. I am using these for my salad garden and another one for herbs.

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      Maria Burgess 

      6 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      Great idea for herbs or small flowering plants!

    • markadamdouglass profile image


      6 years ago

      This is a cute little concept. I've never seen it before. I think we need to make more use of the vertical in many areas of our life.

    • UKGhostwriter profile image


      6 years ago

      these are brilliant!!

    • profile image


      6 years ago

      Never heard of them before. Great idea.

    • profile image


      6 years ago

      very cute :)

    • nicks44 profile image


      6 years ago

      No, not yet, but most certainly I will now!

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      randomthings lm 

      6 years ago

      Hi this is so CUTE!!! Thanks for showing us this fun idea.

    • AmandaTWaH profile image


      6 years ago

      I'm totally making some of these for my herb garden! That is so cool. I'm always looking for unique additions to my yard and garden.

    • DaveGSE profile image


      6 years ago

      :O I've never seen these before! Hows on earth does this work? Amazing...

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      6 years ago

      These are fabulous! I will defintiely be making some of these! Thanks for a great lens!

    • profile image


      6 years ago

      Really cool idea and would make a great feature in my herb garden.

    • WriterJanis2 profile image


      6 years ago

      How fun and unique. Congrats on making the front page!

    • hntrssthmpsn profile image


      6 years ago

      Tipsy Pots... those are adorable! My little front porch needs a few tipsy planters!

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      Dana Marie 

      6 years ago from St. Peters, MO

      Very cute!! I'm going to have to make me a couple of these!

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      6 years ago

      I am definitely going to have to make some of these. I think they would be great around the pool area where space is a premium.

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      6 years ago

      Not yet, but this is adorable I'll definitely give it a try!

    • chairmann3 profile image


      6 years ago

      Really original, artistic and space saving. Thanks

    • katiecolette profile image


      6 years ago

      How cool! I will have to try this out :)

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      6 years ago

      I haven't, but I'm about to make a garden, so this is right up my alley!

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      Peggy Hazelwood 

      6 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      These are so cool! You're a talented gal, Pam!

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      Mary Norton 

      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Like to try this one. Looks attractive.

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      Jules Corriere 

      6 years ago from Jonesborough TN

      I really love this idea- I especially love the teacups. Blessed!

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      6 years ago

      Memo to self: I-Must-try-this-out!!!!

      what a fun idea, never seen it before

    • PaulWinter profile image


      6 years ago

      A great idea. They look really good.

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      6 years ago

      What a great idea. This will look so great on my deck.

    • microfarmproject profile image


      6 years ago

      Gotta' try this!

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      jeffrichley lm 

      6 years ago

      We are trying it out this year. The only trouble I've had is keeping the plants in the top pot watered well.

    • Lenskeeper profile image


      6 years ago

      Hey..that will work for my herb garden. Thanks!

    • BuckHawkcenter profile image


      6 years ago

      Oh, wow! What a great idea for any garden or porch or patio or deck or outdoor living area. How fun these would be to make!

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      6 years ago

      These are a wonderful collection for any garden especially one with little space. I bet my kids will be thrilled by those colorful watering cans!

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      April Wier 

      6 years ago

      What a wonderful gift idea.

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      6 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

      No, I've never seen them before. What a great idea!

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      Auntie-M LM 

      6 years ago

      No, I haven't. But these are clever.

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      6 years ago

      I love those, very cool! :)

    • vegetablegardenh profile image


      6 years ago

      I love those, very cool! :)

    • allenwebstarme profile image


      6 years ago

      Smartly balanced pots, fantastic lens.

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      Linda Jo Martin 

      6 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

      I love your ideas!

    • siobhanryan profile image


      6 years ago

      Very good idea

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      Michey LM 

      6 years ago

      interesting idea for limited spaces... Thanks

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      Winter52 LM 

      6 years ago

      Love them... I never heard of them before!

    • hippiechicjewelz profile image


      6 years ago

      I love these tipsy pots! What a gorgeous idea to spruce up a patio or porch!

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      6 years ago

      Tipsy pots are fun and a great way to make use of limited space by just going up!

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 

      6 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Cute, eye-catching idea for a planter. Submitting this for the gardening quest, because I like them so much. Thanks for sharing.

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      6 years ago

      I've seen these before but never knew they had an official name..very cool! Angel blessed today.

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      Mim Art 

      6 years ago

      Very clever!!!

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      Mark Falco 

      6 years ago from Reno, Nevada

      That's a great way to save some space in the garden and they look great too.

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      GOT LM 

      6 years ago

      Nice pots!

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      6 years ago

      Oh wow, these are so cute. I will have to make these this spring for my herb garden!

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      6 years ago

      Very fun idea. I might have to give it a try.

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      6 years ago

      I'd like to try these. Looks like a great idea for herbs.

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      Joan Haines 

      6 years ago

      I like these. Very Seuss-like. I'm adding to my "Gardens for No Yard" board on Pinterest. "Squid Angel blessed."

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      Virginia Allain 

      6 years ago from Central Florida

      How fun and inventive. I can see why they are popular.

      I tried one of those upside down tomato planters, but it didn't work out for me. People like the novelty of these.

    • MelonyVaughan profile image


      6 years ago

      These are very unique and interesting. Great idea!

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      Angela F 

      6 years ago from Seattle, WA

      I haven't yet but originally saw these on Pinterest and thought they were so cute!

    • priscillab profile image


      6 years ago

      Not yet but I am going to. Thanks for this really unique idea! I love it.

    • Frischy profile image


      6 years ago from Kentucky, USA

      I haven't made one, but I can think of a number of good uses for them. Cute idea!


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