I thought I would share a few quick and easy patriotic planters that I put together for the upcoming July 4th holiday.
A little paint added to an old weathered wooden orchid planter gave this plant a quick patriotic touch.
The horizontal wood slats made this an easy project. I just painted every other slat red, the opposite slats cream and a navy square in the corner. I cut two small stars out of a thin piece of wood and painted them with the same cream color and just glued them directly onto the planter. I'm still debating scuffing it up a little to give it a worn look and then sealing it. Actually, I think I will do that tonight!
I wanted to add a little holiday decor outside as well, so I stuck small American flags into the three hanging red geraniums on the front porch.
Much to my surprise, while I was watering the plants today, I found a bird nest in one of them that has eggs in it. I hope I didn't disturb it too much.
I have had the joy of watching three different nests of babies grow up and fly away so far this spring and look forward to watching this new nest also!
Lastly, I happened upon this fabulous vintage wheelbarrow at a flea market a couple of months ago and knew I just had to have it. To add another patriotic touch outside, I planted red, white and blue annuals in it.
I hope you enjoy my patriotic planters as much as I do:)
'til next time,