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DIY Flag Planter

I teamed up with Coupons.com to create a DIY outdoor 4th of July project.


This flag planter is one of my favorite projects to date! I love showing off patriotic flair in my outdoor spaces and this planter is a great addition. It mixes my love of the red, white, and blue and my green thumb.


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!

I have included dimension if you want to try to create one yourself. It is very basic.


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 Black Coffee 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.

 

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Liberty

Friday 12th of July 2019

I like it! A reversible planter. I'll be featuring this at The Best of the Weekend today. Thank you for sharing!

Mother of 3

Saturday 6th of July 2019

That is super cute! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Encouraging Hearts and Home. Pinned.

Jennifer

Friday 5th of July 2019

This is such a cute and creative idea! Thanks for sharing at the Weekend Blog Hop at My Flagstaff Home! Hope to see you again next week. --Jennifer

Marie

Thursday 4th of July 2019

Thank you Michele for sharing your lovely DIY flag planter with us at the Talk Of The Town Party! Happy 4th of July! Pinned :)

Jennifer Wise

Monday 1st of July 2019

This is so darling! What a fun idea! #inspirememondaylinkup

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