I love the 4th of July. My father, brother and both grandfathers served in the military, instilling in me a huge passion for this wonderful country I live in. I bought these super cute mini terracotta pots the last time I was at the Dollar Store and I was excited to make something patriotic out of them. What’s fun about this craft is it can serve so many different purposes with just a few simple changes; by varying the paint scheme, they will work for almost any occasion!
- Mini terracotta pots, 3 for $1
- Styrofoam balls, on hand or $1
- Craft paint, on hand
- Glue, on hand
- Glitter, on hand or $1
Total: $1 and up
Using the knife cut two of the Styrofoam balls in half. You’ll have on extra half. After you cut them use the knife to clean up the edges and make them smooth.
To make gluing and covering in glitter easier I inserted the knife tip into the bottom of the ball half. It will keep you from getting glitter and glue all over your fingers and make it easier to get everything covered evenly. Once all halves are covered allow to dry. (Quick side note: I found these awesome food trays at Goodwill and they have made the best base for crafting. It helps keep all the materials in one place. Perfect for crafting with kids. If you find some snatch them up – you won’t regret it!)
This is where you can get very creative if you would like. I did simple red, white and blue stripes, but you can decorate however you want. Once the paint has dried. Place the glitter half, balls on the top. You may secure with a glue gun if you would like of simply push into pots to secure. Place a flag or other item on the top.
Here’s another example of what you can make with these. I cut small slits in the top and placed cards in them to label items at your 4th of July barbeque. They would also work well as placecard holders!