Monday, June 25, 2012

Patriotic July 4th Planters

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,


  1. Love all your patriotic touches...especially the wheelbarrow!

  2. Thank you Diane. The wheelbarrow is my favorite too!

  3. Pretty as a picture I love your cabin!

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