Or maybe I should say POT Up Feeders and Planters. Need a focal point in the garden? This idea is fast and simple. Whether you use this for a quick feeder to bring the seed above the snow, an instant birdbath, a raised planter, or an easily made pedestal for a sculpture or other display, you probably already have the materials for this project.
Gather a group of pots and saucers, new or used, along with a few dowels or other sticks. Some florist’s clay such as Cling Florist Adhesive can also be helpful for holding a saucer onto the top of your stack.
Put one of the widest pots upside down on the ground to form a sturdy base. Find another pot that fits on top of that one, be it bottom-to-bottom or both upside down as you see here. Stick the dowel or other rod through the holes and into the ground to stabilize the stack.
Now add pots on top in an order that pleases you. In this stack I used an empty strawberry pot along with a clay saucer on the top.
This stack began with an upside-down pot and a right side up pot on top of that, followed by an inverted bowl.
On top of that inverted bowl I placed a low pot and I’ll use some florist clay adhesive tape to hold the saucer on the top.
The top saucer, now filled with shelled sunflower seed, is placed on top and held there by the florist clay.
For this stack I turned the saucer upside down to allow stacking more pots. The bowl on top can now be planted with annuals in the spring. The upside down saucer could also become a pedestal for the display of a birdhouse or other garden ornament.
The beauty of these pop up/pot up stacks is that they can be very quickly dismantled, rearranged or repurposed. These pots can always be reused as flower pots once they are no longer needed to feed birds, hold up a container, or provide a focal point in the garden.