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DIY Patriotic Craft Idea

You are going to love how this patriotic home decor looks in your home.
30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Author Angie Holden

What You Will Need

  • Patriotic fabric
  • Buttons
  • Mod Podge
  • Clay pot
  • Phoomph you can also use stiff interfacing
  • Ribbon
  • Embroidery thread
  • Foam ball
  • Tissue paper
  • Dowels
  • Hot glue and a glue gun
  • Washi tape
  • Scissors
  • Serrated knife


  • Wrap a small clay pot in tissue paper and adhere with Mod Podge. I used two sheets of tissue paper on my pot. I am using a polka dot tissue paper but plain colors would work as well.
    tissue paper decoupaged on clay pot
  • Insert foam ball into clay pot. Press down to get an indention on your ball.
    cutting a styrofoam ball
  • Use a serrated knife to cut the ball along that line.
    trimming a foam ball
  • Your ball will now fit into your pot. Press it down well and use hot glue if it needs to be secured.
    putting a styrofoam ball in a terracotta pot
  • Then wrap some short dowel rods with washi tape.
    washi tape on dowel rods
  • Insert washi covered dowels into ball in three different locations.
    how to make a patriotic centerpiece
  • Add some ribbon randomly onto your ball with hot glue. We are going to cover this entire area with buttons in a few minutes. The ribbon is only for those areas that may be visible in between the buttons. I also wrapped the upper portion of my pot with some blue embroidery thread.
    adding ribbon to the top of a clay pot
  • To make the fabric flowers, apply fabric to both sides of the Phoomph sheet then cut into a rough circle. You can also apply stiff interfacing to two pieces of fabric then glue them together back to back. You just want to make sure the flowers stand up and the fabric doesn't fray when cut.
    phoomph flowers
  • Cut that circle into a spiral as shown.
    making patriotic fabric flowers
  • Starting in the middle use hot glue to form your spiral into a flower. Add buttons to the center of each flower.
    adding button centers to fabric flowers
  • Add lots of buttons around your pot with hot glue.
    patriotic button craft
  • Use additional hot glue to add your flowers to the tops of your dowels. Then add this project to your home decor for summer. You will love how it looks!
    patriotic centerpiece