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Independence Day Centerpiece

Celebrate the USA with an Independence Day centerpiece composed of painted pots, stars and firecrackers. This is a great piece for outdoor dining on the Fourth of July. For more choices in patriotic painted pots, see this project.

Independence Day Centerpiece


DecoArt Products Required
Patio Paint

  • DCP10 - Summer Sky Blue
  • DCP14 - Cloud White
  • DCP19 - Antique Mum
  • DCP20 - Sunflower Yellow
  • DCP21 - Wrought Iron Black


  • Brushes by Loew-Cornell Brush Co. - Loew-Cornell Golden Taklon: Series 7300 shader 12; Series 7550 Wash 1"; Series 7050 Script Liner 1
  • Supplies - compressed sponge, star picks, Raffia, Hot glue gun and glue
  • Terra Cotta Pot
  • 1/2" thick wood dowel stick cut approx. 4", 7", 8", and 11" in ht.
  • Star and Letters cut from 1-1/2" thick wood
  • Wooden Hearts
  • Wood Blocks (4) cut approx. 3" x 3" x 3"
  • 1/2" Wood Platform for firecrackers cut approx. 4" square
  • 1-1/4" round wood dowel for firecrackers cut approx. 5", 7", and 9" tall
  • Pattern


USA Terra Cotta Pot

1. Paint the base of pot Antique Mum. Paint the rim Patio Brick. Allow to dry.

2. Stars: Transfer star pattern to compressed sponge and cut out. Dab sponge in Sunflower Yellow and randomly place stars on the rim of the pot.

3. Transfer USA pattern. Paint letters Summer Sky Blue. Outline w/Black. Add dots with White.

USA Letters, Hearts and Blocks

1. Paint all letters Daisy Cream. Paint hearts and blocks Patio Brick and some Summer Sky Blue. Allow to dry. Dab stars on blocks using same instructions as step 2 above.

2. U: Cut a square from compressed sponge and dab on using Patio Brick. S: Brush-on stripes using Patio Brick, Summer Sky Blue and Sunflower Yellow. A: Brush on Summer Sky Blue stripes. Outline all letters w/Black.

3. Star and dowels: Paint Sunflower Yellow. Dot star w/White and outline w/Black.

4. Drill a hole in the top of each block and the bottom of each letter and star for the dowel to fit in. After they are attached, glue on hearts, raffia and star picks.


1. Paint the base Patio Brick. Paint firecrackers Daisy Cream. Allow to dry.

2. 9" Firecracker: Brush on Summer Sky Blue stripes approx. 7" from the bottom. 7" Firecracker: Approx. 3 1/2" from the bottom dab on Patio Brick squares cut from compressed sponge. 5" Firecracker: Brush on stripes approx. 4" from the bottom using Patio Brick, Summer Sky Blue and Sunflower Yellow. All Firecrackers: Paint a 1/2" wide Sunflower Yellow band. Paint the tops Summer Sky Blue.

3. Drill a small hole in the top of ea. firecracker to stick star picks in. Glue or nail firecrackers to the base. Tie raffia around the center.

Finishing Instructions

Spray all pieces with Matte Sealer.


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Just in time for the Fourth of July, any of these centerpiece's components would be a lovely addition to your holiday BBQ table. Pick and choose which one or several,or all,you would like to do and make a day of it, perhaps even have a crafting gathering to make these and then take some home as favors! Would make a nice fundraiser to sell these for a worthy community charity as well Thanks for sharing such a creative and prolific batch of ideas!


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