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