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Wednesday, May 10, 2006

4th of July Craft Ideas

4th of July Craft Ideas - Flower Pot

The 4th of July is a festive time to be with family and friends. How about showing your patriotism by making a Flower Pot that is painted similar to the American Flag? You could use these as flower pots or if you are having friends and family over then you could place wrapped candy or other goodies inside the pot and place on your tables.

Materials Needed:

small clay pot and saucer
1 - one inch wooden ball (this is used if you want your pot to have a lid)
red, white and blue acrylic paint
paint brushes
masking tape
sand paper
glue gun
glossy spray varnish


Paint entire saucer blue. Paint the outside of the pot's rim blue. Paint the rest of the pot white. Allow to dry. You will need to apply a second coat of blue and white paint to pot and saucer to ensure all is covered. Apply strips of masking tape evenly spaced vertically from rim to base of pot. Paint stripes with two coats of red paint. Allow to dry then carefully remove tape.

Create a star on thin cardboard to use as a pattern. Trace star outlines evenly spaced around rim of pot. Paint stars white.

If you want you pot to have a lid then follow these instructions:

Sand the wooden ball in one spot to make a flat area. Paint ball white. Glue flat area to center bottom of saucer with glue gun. This creates the lid. Spray pot and lid with varnish to protect it.

These would look great as centerpieces on your tables!

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4th of July Craft Ideas