DIY Stars & Stripes Flower Planter

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As I said the other day, I absolutely love celebrating Independence Day with my family. I also happen to adore patriotic decorations too. Military service runs very deep in my family and I love the ability to make things and create things that help celebrate that and I LOVE taking regular old household items and making them fit into that decor that I’m looking for. Like this Stars and Stripes Flower Planter…using a regular terra cotta flower pot, you can very easily create an awesome piece of home decor that fits multiple holidays and will stay well within your budget!

Ready to dress up that old terra cotta flower pot? This Stars & Stripes Flower Planter craft is perfect! Simple to do, budget friendly and a GREAT way to celebrate the 4th of July! Perfect for Memorial Day or Veterans Day too!


This easy craft is perfect for anyone that wants to show their patriotism and really could be used any time of the year. It’s especially great during the 4th of July season, Memorial Day and Veterans Day too. Even better, if you wanted to make it really kid friendly, you could use mini terra cotta pots and give each child their own. See? Incredibly versatile!



You Will Need:

  • Terra Cotta Pot
  • Red Acrylic Paint (I used Anita’s all purpose acrylic in tomato red)
  • White Acrylic Paint (I used Apple Barrel Snowflake)
  • Blue Acrylic Paint (I used Apple Barrel Cobalt Blue)
  • Foam brush
  • Small Paint Brush
  • Star Stickers


To start, I made sure to that my pot was clean and dry then added the stickers in a random pattern around the rim. I used a thick, foamy sticker because I wanted them to pop instead of just being painted on.


Then, I painted the lower half of the pot with the white paint and let her dry. Once it’s dry, go ahead and give it a second coat if you want. If you want a sort of distressed look, keep it to one coat so a bit of the pot shows through.  Luckily the paint will dry pretty quickly, so no down time!


Next, I used foam brush to create a red stripe right under the rim. You can use masking tape if you want, but it’s not necessary.  The foam brush has a steady line that will help.  Your lines don’t have to be perfect.  That is part of the charm of this project!


Then, I created a second red stripe around the base of the pot.


Once I had my top and bottom lines painted it was easier to create the middle lines. Go ahead and paint them on keeping in mind that if you want them perfectly straight to use masking tape. I wasn’t too concerned with it.


Once the red stripes were dry, I painted the entire rim blue right over top of the stickers. I also painted around the rim of the inside of my pot.


Finally, I painted the stars white and let dry!

Ready for a super easy, but awesome patriotic craft? This DIY Stars & Stripes planner is perfect! Kid friendly and great for more than just the 4th of July!

After its all said and done, plant your favorite flowers and enjoy!

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