There is just something about all things red, white, and blue that let you know it's summer. And I am always down for a fun diy to incorporate all the red, white, and blue into my life. This is such a simple and totally adorable way to do so.
Supplies for the patriotic planter:
- white planter
- red ribbon
- blue ribbon
- cute plant
- small pebbles (optional)
Supplies for the plant tags:
- letter beads
I realized that I had some fun red pom pom and blue glitter ribbon left over from a previous project and I decided it was too cute not to use it all up. I measured my planter to see how large I wanted to make the flag for the front. I then cut the blue glitter ribbon and created a rectangle that I thought was large enough for my flag. Using the red pom pom ribbon, I made four strips to make the rest of the flag. I made mine too big at first, and had to readjusts the length of my red ribbon to make it fit how I wanted on the planter.
Using glue, I attached the ribbon to my planter.
Then I put in my dirt and succulent. After planting my succulents, I love adding little pebbles. I feel like it makes the plant look so much nicer, but it is totally optional. I already had black pebbles so I used those, but it would be fun to use red or white or blue!
It already looked cute, but I decided that it needed a little more patriotism :). So I cut a couple pieces of ribbon to look like flags. (You will want to base the size of your plant flags on the size of planter you choose.) I took my letter beads and spelled out "USA❤️" and "FREE," and glued them onto the flags. Next I glued them on to small pieces of wire and they were good to go.
I love how cute this project turned out, even though it is so simple! I hope you loved this diy and I hope that you check out the rest of this months series over on Sugar Bee Crafts blog.