DIY Galvanized 4th of July Planter – add some patriotic décor to your porch this 4th of July with a custom made flower planter.This is written in collaboration with the Cricut blogger program and includes affiliate links.
I’ve turned into a little bit of a crazy plant lady. About a year and a half ago I bought a fiddle leaf fig tree and told myself I needed to try my hardest to keep it alive. Prior to this I had sadly failed every houseplant I owned, including succulents! Since then I’ve grown a collection of 15 houseplants and extended my love of plants to outdoors. I’m happy to report they are all thriving! This spring I put extra care into our yard, planting various types of flowering plants and bushes. It’s come together quite nicely and I’m excited to see it in full bloom next spring. In addition, I’ve added a few planters to our front and back porch. My latest is this galvanized patriotic planter made with vinyl and the Cricut Explore Air 2.Supplies:
Cricut Explore Air 2
Red, white and blue vinyl
Cricut Transfer Tape – my absolute favorite!
Galvanized bucket – found at Walmart
Step one: To make the vinyl decal I found an SVG file on Etsy and uploaded it to the Cricut Design Space. First I sized the shape to fit my planter. My decal measures about 5×7 inches. In retrospect I could have sized it a little bigger but I anticipate the flowers overflowing as they continue to grow. I then grouped the lettering & stars together and cut them separately using the vinyl setting on the Cricut Explore Air 2. I also added a few extra stars to decorate around the U.S. decal. Step two: After your shapes are cut, remove the excess vinyl and use transfer tape to apply onto the bucket. I’ve said this a million times but I absolutely LOVE the Cricut transfer tape! It’s clear with grid lines so you can line your project up perfectly, plus it has the perfect hold so it’s easy to transfer vinyl.This project took less than 15 minutes to make and it’s perfect for the summer!
More patriotic ideas:
Patriotic White Chocolate PopcornS’mores KitsPopsicle Stick Flag
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