DIY Garden Decor Idea


This year, I had a ton of leftover garden pots from last summer’s herb garden and wasn’t quite sure what to do with them. After some brainstorming (and some Internet searching), I decided to make my own plant stakes. Here’s how you can make your own:

What you’ll need:

  • A garden
  • Flower pots. (Make sure the flower pot has drainage holes.)
  • Plastic gardening stakes. These are the kind that come with most seed packets, but you can also buy them online or at a local hardware store.
  • Silicone glue, like this one from Amazon. You’ll want to make sure it’s nontoxic for plants!
  • Gloves for handling the silicone glue and gardening stakes

Section 1: Clay pots

You can use clay pots to make garden stakes. They’re durable and last for years, which makes them a great option for plants that need a lot of water or don’t need much at all. You can also use these pots as decorative items in your garden, so you have the option to plant them up with flowers or other plants and then hang them from trees or on window ledges.

Section 1: Plastic gardening stakes

Decorative garden stakes are available at your local hardware store. They come in a variety of sizes and colors, made from different materials (wood, metal), are shaped differently, have different patterns painted on them, and have designs or words printed on them that reflect your style.

Section 1: Silicone glue (affiliate link)

Silicone glue is a great tool to use for this project. It dries quickly, so you can let it sit on the outside of the flower pot while working on other things in the garden.

First, apply silicone glue (affiliate link) directly to the base of your stake or stake-like object. If using an item like a pencil as a stake, place a small amount at each end of your object and press down firmly until it sticks into place. You want to make sure there are no gaps between where you’re applying glue and where it’s going over wood—if there’s any space at all, then water will get in and cause splintering/erosion over time.

Next up: Cleanup! Be sure not to leave any excess silicone around because it could get stuck in places where it won’t be helpful later on (and we don’t want that).


  • Gather your materials. You will need:
  • A flower pot or two, large enough to fit over the stake you have chosen to use (if you are using a wooden stake, you may need to drill some holes in it first)
  • Water-proofing paint (optional)
  • Paint the flower pots with your water-proofing paint if they aren’t already painted this color already! If not, don’t worry about this step; no one will know unless they get close enough to see that the bottom of your stake is actually a pot instead of wood!
  • Once dry and completely covered in waterproofing paint, place one pot over each end of your wooden stake or metal rod by threading them through their openings and securing them with twine (or wire if using metal).
  • Add soil inside each pot until full and plant seeds or cuttings from plants placed inside earlier on top so they can grow upwards through holes cut into lids made out of additional plastic pots glued together into cylinders large enough not just cover but extend past sides making even more room for things like tomatoes which can damage roots easily if exposed too much sunlight early on before growing tall enough shade leaves sufficiently protect developing fruit during summer months when temperatures rise into triple digits Fahrenheit every day except Thursday when rain showers arrive daily until Friday evening when thunderstorms develop overnight leaving moisture behind as clouds move away towards mountains where snowfall begins Sunday morning continuing throughout day Monday night clearing skies midweek allowing temperatures fall back down low again Wednesday morning bringing sunshine back again Thursday night turning rain back over weekend starting Saturday morning decreasing chances crops planted within garden stakes survive long term

Section 2: Step 1. Glue plastic gardening stake to the bottom of a clay pot. I put a good amount of silicone glue all around the stake, so that it would be secure. Let dry for 24 hours.

  • Glue plastic gardening stake to the bottom of a clay pot. I put a good amount of silicone glue all around the stake, so that it would be secure. Let dry for 24 hours before moving on to step 2.
  • Put your clay pots where you want them, and make sure they are level!
  • Don’t put them in direct sunlight or they will crack, and don’t put them in places where they’ll get wet (like under eaves.) They should be fine outside during most weather conditions as long as you watch out for cracks forming over time from exposure to sun or hot temperatures in general (which can happen quickly in summertime). Also watch out for any signs of mold growing inside—if this happens rinse well with water immediately before placing elsewhere.(Do not submerge completely as this could cause damage) You may want something like this instead:

Section 2: Step 2. Once the glue has dried, fill pot with dirt and your favorite seeds.

To make sure your garden stake looks great, you’ll want to fill it with soil and seeds. There are a few things to keep in mind when you do this:

  • Fill the pot with dirt. You can use any type of soil that works well for your plants, but make sure you don’t use something too heavy or too light. It should be moist enough so that it doesn’t feel dry or sandy, but not wet enough where water pools at the top of the pot when watering.
  • Make sure that your new flower pot is stable! If you’re using a sturdier plant stake like wood (like we did), then just make sure there are no gaps in between pieces so that nothing falls out during planting time. Also, if possible, try placing a small piece of gravel at bottom center so that gravity helps keep everything evened out as well as keeping moisture away from roots when watered regularly throughout summer months (this will help prevent over-watering).

This step can seem daunting—but don’t worry if planting isn’t already part of your gardening routine! There’s no need to start growing all kinds of exotic plants right off ’nuff said.”

Section 2: Step 3. Place in your garden and enjoy!

You can plant your flowers, herbs or vegetables in the pots.

Sprinkle some water on the soil and wait for it to get moist. Keep an eye on your plants to see if they are growing. It may take up to 10 days for them to sprout.

Once you have a healthy plant, start watering it regularly so that the roots grow well in their new home! Enjoy the fruits of your labor!

A simple way to spice up your garden pots with some flower pot gardening stakes.

Flower pot gardening stakes are an easy and affordable way to decorate your pots. Make them by painting wooden dowels and glueing on flowers, or purchase a premade stake and simply add the flowers. You can also adapt this project for any other type of garden stake, like a trellis or fence post.

You’ll need:

  • 2 pieces of wood (we used 1x2s)
  • Drill with bit that will fit through hole in the bottom of your flower pot (we used ¼” bit)
  • Paint – we used acrylic paint in a variety of colors (optional)


If you’re looking for a fun way to add some color or interest to your garden, consider making these flower pot gardening stakes! DIY projects are always so much more personal and fun than buying something premade – and this one is easy enough that anyone can do it. It’s also great for kids who want their own little space outside without having an actual garden bed. Just grab some clay pots, plastic gardening stakes, silicone glue and voila – instant artistry in your yard 🙂

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