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Patriotic Planter- My Dollar Store DIY

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It’s a new season for My Dollar Store DIY – Summertime Ideas! This month we created a patriotic planter.

If you love Summer DIY’s and crafts then you’ll definitely want to scroll to the bottom of this post. You will find a whole bunch of them for you to try from our designer friends. Each project is made with Dollar Tree or Dollar Store items! Our patriotic planter was quick and easy to make with just 4 Dollar Tree items. Let’s get started!

These cute plastic terrariums caught my eye at my local Dollar Tree.

At the time, I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with them. Technically the terrariums are for succulents.


Patriotic Planter- My Dollar Store DIY

Patriotic Planter- My Dollar Store DIY

Quick and easy makeover using items from the Dollar Tree


  • Water
  • Paintbrush


  1. Separate your 3-ply napkin to just the one, decorative layer.
  2. Use a paintbrush to apply a thick layer of Mod Podge to the plastic terrarium.
  3. Carefully apply the single layer of paper napkin to the Mod Podge terrarium.
  4. Add more Mod Podge where needed.
  5. Allow to dry completely.
  6. Carefully add white rocks to the inside of the terrarium. Approximately 1/4 cup.
  7. Add approximately 1/4 water.
  8. Add vining plants or plants that easily grow roots.
Can you stand one more decoupage project from me? LOL I feel like I should create a support group of sorts – Decoupager’s Anonymous. Hi – my name is Vicki and I want to decoupage everything in my sightline. The truth is – decoupage is fun, easy and completely transforms whatever you like. All you practically need is paper and Mod Podge. Some of our other decoupage projects include Plastic Bucket Transformation with Decoupage Peonies – Zero Dollar Challenge2017/How to Decoupage with Paper Napkins and Make a Tray Look Fabulous and  Chinoiserie Pumpkins DIY – Blue and White Pumpkins with Decoupage Napkins.

Preparing my front porch for Summer and 4th of July, I spotted these patriotic red, white and blue napkins from Dollar Tree. I knew that they would be perfect to create patriotic planters for the front porch. The white stones are perfect to hold down the roots after water is added.

Did you know that a lot of perennial plants can grow roots in water? After I created two patriotic planters, I clipped some cuttings from perennials on my porch.

Roots have already started to grow.

Important Note: If you want your decoupaged terrariums to be weatherproof, you need to add a coating of sealant or varnish.

Hopefully you like these patriotic terrariums. Don’t forget to visit the other designers below for more inspiration!

Don’t forget to Pin this to your favorite Pinterest board!

Let’s see what our friends created:


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  1. I am all for Mod Podge on everything! Love what you did with this terrarium.

  2. You guys are so creative! I swear there is no one on the planet that decoupages like you two. Love this fabulous idea because it would be so easy to make as a family craft and fun to give away as a gift too. Hugs, CoCo

  3. This so cute!! Love that little terrarium and the patriotic touch is perfect! Need to give this a try. Thanks so much for joining this month!!

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