stars + stripes patriotic flower pot

If I could be a flower pot, I would be this stars + stripes patriotic flower pot!  Even though I wouldn’t fit in year round (;  I love the chippiness of it, the old aged look of it, and the fact that it is all about the U S of A!  We’ve always been a little star obsessed since our teen years, even decorated our teenage cars in stars, and have been known to draw them on our feet!  We’ve partnered up with 109 other bloggers to give you the mother of all patriotic ideas blog hop! Read on to make your own 4th of July flower pot then visit the other fun ideas too!

Stars and stripes flower pot, perfect for year round or any patriotic holiday! via @lollyjaneblog

Supplies: This is a quick project that took me about an hour to make.  (My blow dryer is key to speed up the process ;)  Start with your patriotic chalky paint colors.  I used DecoArt‘s white Everlasting, red Romance and blue Legacy.  You’ll also need foam brushes, a 10″ flower pot, 3M painters tape (want diff sizes tape sizes? Check out their full variety) + a sanding sponge and 1/4″ vinyl lettering stars (stickers from the dollar store would work too!).  I’ve included a free star clip art if you’d like to make your own stars like I did.

FREE star clip art!

Stars and stripes flower pot, perfect for year round or any patriotic holiday! via @lollyjaneblog

Directions:  Paint the whole pot white.  When dry to the touch, add painters tape, starting at the top of the pot and work your way down.  This project isn’t for a perfectionist (let’s be honest, none of ours are!), just slap the tape on and push it down on the bottom.  Yes, it will leak and that’s okay!!-added character. (You’ll sand over it later ;) Paint the two lines ride so the white is on top, middle and bottom.  Add the stars around the rim of the top then paint it blue.  When dry, pick off the stars to reveal a new pattern. You can snag the supplies to make this below:


 

Cute, huh??

 

Stars and stripes flower pot, perfect for year round or any patriotic holiday! via @lollyjaneblog

 

We sealed it with this fast drying sealer (although DecoArt sells their own version, we wanted it to dry fast) and you’re ready to plant some patriotic flowers!

 

Stars and stripes flower pot, perfect for year round or any patriotic holiday! via @lollyjaneblog

 

Do you like the God Bless America sign??  We made it last year and still love it!

 

Stars and stripes flower pot, perfect for year round or any patriotic holiday! via @lollyjaneblog

 

Wouldn’t this be a pretty gift for a neighbor?  They can store it for a year and pull it out annually with some festive flowers.  Be sure to visit the other 100+ bloggers partying with red white and blue!  LOADS of inspiration!!

 

110 RED WHITE and BLUE patriotic hop!! SO many ideas!! #4thof July #patrioticideas

 

 

Need even MORE ideas!? Visit our full line of 4th of July decor + treats like our easy DIY 4th of July bunting,

Easy 4th of July bunting, super easy and darn cute! #4thofJuly #bunting

our contributor’s yummy red white + blue pudding pops

 

Red White and Blue Pudding Pops via @lmldfood. Perfect 4th of July or summer treat!

plus our free patriotic fonts!

10 FREE patriotic (4th of July) fonts

Lolly Jane
Meet Kelli & Kristi, twin sisters and authors of Lolly Jane. We are two busy wives + mommas who are makers of all things pretty. From signs to home decor and holiday crafts or redoing furniture in between soccer practices, we do it all all while armed with an ice cold Diet Coke. Join us in our DIY adventures! XOXO

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