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Patriotic Decor Terracotta Pots

Updated on March 14, 2013
Martha Stewart Paper Borders
Martha Stewart Paper Borders

Fourth of July Fun!

This has to be one of the simplest projects I've ever done. It took maybe an hour to complete from start to finish. The specific terracotta pots I used have mosquito repellant candles in them. They serve a great purpose repelling mosquitoes, but I wanted to dress them up a bit for the July 4th holiday.

Looking through my scrapbook paper supply I found just what I needed for this project. Martha Stewart paper borders with fireworks, and red, white and blue stripes.

Mod Podge
Mod Podge

Supplies Needed

  • Martha Stewart craft paper borders
  • Scissors
  • Mod Podge
  • Half inch paint brush
  • Container for Mod Podge

Layering border papers onto pots with Mod Podge.
Layering border papers onto pots with Mod Podge.

How to Decorate the Pots

  • Before gluing anything make sure the surface of the pots are clean and dry.
  • Then cut the borders to size leaving extra paper to go under the pot.
  • Press down and smooth border paper against the pot.
  • Decorate the pots as much or as little as you want and let dry.
  • Display and enjoy your festive creation!

Displayed on red charger plate.
Displayed on red charger plate.


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    • Green Art profile image

      Green Art 5 years ago

      I'm trying to make things with items I already own and as simple as possible. Glad you like how this project turned out.

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      Rose Clearfield 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Nicely done! Thanks for sharing this great, simple project.