The Fourth of July will shortly be upon us, and you might find yourself wanting to do some last minute DIY projects. I put together this really simple Uncle-Sam inspired pot in just a few minutes. Coupled with a nice potted plant, you’ve got the perfect hostess gift for the Fourth!
red, white & blue acrylic craft paint
an old terra cotta pot
Paint the body of the terra cotta pot white, except for the top lip. Paint the top lip blue and let the whole thing dry. Paint additional layers of white and blue as needed until none of the terra cotta shows through. Let dry completely.
Tape over the areas of the pot that you wish to remain white. Paint the body of the pot red, let dry, and then paint additional layers until you get good coverage with the red.
After the red layer has completely dried, carefully remove the tape. Touch up any spots where the red paint might have bled under the tape.
When your pot has dried completely, you’re ready to transplant or grow some plants!