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DIY Flag Planter

I teamed up with 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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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.


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


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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