Easy DIY Patriotic Centerpiece

The 4th of July is right around the corner and I made an easy DIY Patriotic Centerpiece that is too cute and so, so easy!

I don’t consider myself a crafty person, so if I can make this, anyone can! The stripes don’t even have to be perfectly straight. Wavy stripes are A-OK and acceptable on this clay pot makeover.

If you love to garden, you probably have an extra clay pot or two in your shed. If not, they are very inexpensive and you can grab one at Walmart, Home Depot, etc.

Make sure you grab a pretty red flower and some potting soil.

Easy DIY Patriotic Centerpiece - a clay pot painted with red, white and blue stripes with a red flower on a white table

I’ll also be serving Blackberry Glazed Ribs. It’s an easy recipe and I use fresh blackberries to make the glaze. You can find the Blackberry Glazed Ribs recipe here.

Slab of Grilled Ribs on a white table with an easy DIY centerpiece clay pot painted red, white and blue stripes with a red flower

What You’ll Need To Make a DIY Patriotic Centerpiece

Clay Terracotta Pot

White Spray Paint

Red Acrylic Craft Paint

Blue Acrylic Craft Paint

Painter’s Tape (Or duct tape)

Paint Brush (I use a sponge paintbrush for this project)

Stars (I used stick-on stars then removed them in order to have white stars on the rim of the clay pot)

Clear Acrylic Sealer

How To Make An Easy DIY Patriotic Centerpiece

Spray paint the pot white and let dry. Tape off the stripes or freehand it. We’re not going for perfection here. Rustic, wavy lines are just fine.

Blackberry Glazed Grilled Ribs

Using acrylic craft paint, paint the two middle lines red so that you’ll have a white line on the bottom and under the rim. Remove the tape when the paint is almost dry.

Blackberry Glazed Grilled Ribs

Add stick-on stars to the rim of the pot. Paint the top rim blue. Remove the stars before the paint is almost dry.

Once the patriotic planter is completely dry, spray with an acrylic sealer. The sealer will dry quickly, but I always wait until the next day to add potting soil and planting pretty flowers.

Isn’t it pretty?

Patriotic Centerpiece & Blackberry Glazed Grilled Ribs


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Alli loves her southern, country lifestyle. Whether she's decorating her new modern farmhouse or cooking up a storm for her family, Alli is all about living her best life now and spoiling her grandkids! She enjoys traveling, reading, Duke basketball, photography, and all things coastal. Alli wants to be a beach bum when she grows up.

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