Easy DIY 4th of July Planter

Disclosure AffiliateDIY 4th of July Flower Pot Craft Project

This summer we are all about easy-to-do DIY projects!  It’s fun to decorate and getting into the spirit of our patriotic holidays without having to spend hours on a project. This DIY 4th of July planter doesn’t get much easier! It is done in a bit of a rustic style so that means if you are a little sloppy and have a few “goofs” here and there it will just add to the character of your finished design. This fun piece is sure to get compliments from everyone at your holiday barbecue. This DIY 4th of July planter also makes an excellent hostess gift if you’re visiting someone else’s house to celebrate the 4th!

DIY 4th of July flower pot supplies

Easy DIY 4th of July Planter

You will need:

Terra Cotta Pot

Red Acrylic Paint (We used Anita’s all purpose acrylic in tomato red)

White Acrylic Paint (We used Apple Barrel Snowflake)

Blue Acrylic Paint (We used Apple Barrel Cobalt Blue)

Foam Brush

Small Paint Brush

Star Stickers


flower pot in process 2


  1. Start by adding your star stickers to the rim of the flower pot.  We used a thick, foamy sticker so that they would pop out.
  2. Paint the rim of the pot blue.  You can paint right over the top of the stickers!  We also painted around the rim of the inside of the pot.
  3. Paint the lower half of the pot white.  Luckily the paint will dry on the terra cotta pretty quickly, so no down time!

4th of July DIY Flower Pot Step by Step

  1. Then, using your foam brush you are going 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!
  2. Then, create a red stripe around the base of the pot.
  3. Now that you have your top and bottom lines painted it will be easier for you to eyeball your middle two strips.  Paint them on.

DIY 4th of July Flower Pot Painting

  1. Paint over the star stickers with white paint and let dry.
  2. If you would like, use sandpaper to lightly sand some of the paint away.  This will give it a distressed and aged look.
  3. Plant your favorite flowers and enjoy!

DIY 4th of July Flower Pot Craft

About Chrysa

Chrysa is the founder and owner of ThriftyJinxy.com, a site dedicated to living a fabulous life on a frugal budget. Her approach is that by spending less on the boring everyday stuff, you can have more money to splurge on the things you REALLY want, whether it’s travel, fashion, electronics – you name it! Chrysa is married, has a 9-year old nephew she dotes on, as well as three lovable cats and a big sweetie of a German Shepherd.


  1. I love it! Very cute! Great job!! 🙂


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