First, start with the largest clay pot and spray paint pot with color of choice. Set aside to dry and continue spraying remaining clay pots. I used 3 different colored spray paints and alternated colors. Once dry, your pots and metal stake can be carried to the area in the garden where you will be placing them. Stick the stake into the ground and hammer it in. Start with the large clay pot at the bottom, and stack the remaining pots, big to small. You've just created a topsy-turvy stack of pots in 20 minutes!