DIY Flag Planter & $200 {Giveaway!}

Exciting news! I have teamed up with Coupons.com and 14 other creative DIY and craft bloggers to bring you a $200 e-card giveaway good to either Jo-Ann or Home Depot. You choose!
Coupons.com offers a wide selection of digital coupons for both companies and brands. They are the largest provider of digital coupons on the web! Including coupons for Home Depot as well as Jo-Ann coupon codes.
As part of the giveaway, we were each given a $50 e-card to either Jo-Ann or Home Depot and asked to use it to create a DIY 4th of July project.
Here is what I came up with!
My project is a DIY flag planter!
I chose to spend my $50 at Home Depot and purchased wood, paint, plants, and pots.

I designed this planter, but did ask the hubs to cut the wood and put it together for me.
He’s such a champ! I did go pick out and purchase the wood myself if that counts!
After the planter was put together, I painted the front to look like a flag. I applied 2 coats of each color.
I painted the rest of the crate with a neat glaze I found from Martha Stewart called Black Coffee. It has just a hint of metallic to it, and almost makes the wood look stained! I only applied one coat since I’m going for a slight rustic look and wanted some of the wood to show through.
I did not have a good template on hand to use for my stars so I improvised!
I rummaged through my acrylic stamp collection and found some doily button stamps that I thought would really help add to the vintage heirloom feel I was going for.
To use the stamp with regular paint I applied the paint directly to the stamps with a small paintbrush, blotted the stamp once, then stamped lightly on to the planter.
Because the red and white looked super bright and not “antique” enough I used a rag to lightly apply some of the Martha Stewart glaze on top of the flag. It gave it that slight rustic look I was going for!
I love how the planter turned out!
And I can turn it around and use the back side if I want to and not show the flag.
Be sure to visit all of the other awesome projects my friends came up with for this giveaway!
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Comments

  1. says

    I love what you did with this planter!
    Thanks for sharing it with us at Create With Joy – we’re featuring you at this week’s Inspire Me Monday Party – Week 176!

  2. says

    At the Jo-Ann site, I’d use the 40% coupon to buy beads. I was always into beady, crafty things. How about red, white and blue beads? At Depot, I would use the overstock link and search for flooring. A new floor would be aces with me as a 4th of July project (or anytime).

  3. says

    I would use the free shipping on orders of $45 or more!! I didn’t know that coupons.com offered these kinds of coupon codes its so awesome I have to start checking before buying things online now!

  4. says

    “Save up to 30% on all overstock items” is awesome. Paint, stencils, and some of their indoor/outdoor doormat sized rugs… I do not have a seasonal door mat and would like to create my own.

  5. says

    I would use the Home Depot free shipping coupon to get some cool building supplies to my house to create some patriotic stepping stones.

  6. says

    I would use the 40% off Scrapbooking Products. I saw a wonderful flag created out of paper butterflies that would be really awesome to create!

  7. says

    Well they normally let you stack coupons so I would use the 40% off of one item coupon and the 10% off of your whole order coupon as well.

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

  8. says

    Definitely use Joann’s 40% off…need the crate and need the Martha Stewart Black Coffee:) But, also need the tub….aarrrgghhhhh too many choices! I want it all!

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