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Painted Can Patriotic Centerpiece

Make this painted can patriotic centerpiece using recycled cans and craft paint. Fill these red white and blue centerpiece cans with fresh or silk flowers for a gorgeous 4th of July table.

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We love using recycled items to make festive decorations like these patriotic centerpiece arrangements.  Even the flowers are from an arrangement from last year.    I was going through by patriotic decor looking for ideas for a red white and blue centerpiece and just couldn’t find what I wanted this year.    So I decided to use an old patriotic arrangement and create some fun painted can vases. 

 

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You could use just about any size can for this Patriotic centerpiece, depending how big you choose.    And these would be great outside if you placed pebbles or marbles inside as weights.  We have some pretty strong winds around here at the Ranch and I know this centerpiece made with a metal painted can would survive.  

 

What you will need for a painted can centerpiece:

  • 2 empty tin cans, labels removed
  • White paint
  • Red paint
  • Blue paint
  • Masking tape
  • Star stickers
  • Jute twine
  • Flowers

 

How to make the Patriotic Centerpiece:

 

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Make sure the labels are removed from your cans then wash and dry them.  Place on a paper plate or old newpaper to protect you working surface.   Paint your cans white and allow to completely dry.

 

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Use the blue masking tape  to create stripes on one can leaving stripes of white showing through.

 

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Place star stickers on the other can  spacing them out in resemblance to the USA flag.

 

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Paint the exposed area of the striped can red.   Paint over the entire can with the star stickers with the blue paint.

 

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When the red paint on the painted can has dried completely, carefully remove the tape.   Then when the blue paint can has dried completely, remove the star stickers very carefully. 

 

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Tie a bow around the top of each painted can with twine or jute.

 

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Fill each painted can with flowers and use to decorate your table for a pretty patriotic centerpiece. 

 

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Painted Can Patriotic Centerpiece

Make this painted can patriotic centerpiece using recycled cans and craft paint. Fill these red white and blue centerpiece cans with fresh or silk flowers for a gorgeous 4th of July table.
Prep Time35 mins
Drying Time12 hrs
Total Time12 hrs 35 mins
Keyword: painted can, patriotic centerpiece, red white and blue centerpiece
Servings: 2
Author: Evelyn
Cost: $10

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Instructions

  • Make sure the labels are removed from your cans then wash and dry them. Place on a paper plate or old newpaper to protect you working surface. Paint your cans white and allow to completely dry.
  • Use the blue masking tape to create stripes on one can leaving stripes of white showing through.
  • Place star stickers on the other can spacing them out in resemblance to the USA flag.
  • Paint the exposed area of the striped can red. Paint over the entire can with the star stickers with the blue paint
  • When the red paint on the painted can has dried completely, carefully remove the tape. Then when the blue paint can has dried completely, remove the star stickers very carefully.
  • Tie a bow around the top of each painted can with twine or jute
  • Fill each painted can with flowers and use to decorate your table for a pretty patriotic centerpiece.

 

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