Patriotic Porch Decor


How to upcycle an old watering can into Patriotic porch decor for 4th of July (or just because!).

Turning an old watering can into Patriotic porch decor!
How to upcycle an old watering can into Patriotic porch decor for the 4th of July, Memorial Day, or Veteran's Day (or just because!).

I've been working on decorating my front porch for the 4th of July. I'm not really much of a decorator, but I'm getting excited about it this year, even though I'm a bit late to the game as usual.

I hope you saw my prior post, Red White and Blue: American Door Decor? Absolutely... awesome.

Anyhow. This watering can is pink and has been sitting on my front porch. Everything else is a deep red and here's this bright pink watering can. I could've tossed it as it isn't in great shape, but I did something better- I made it BETTER.

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I had all the supplies so this project cost me nothing (my favorite kind of project!). 


  1. Spray paint the inside of the can black. Harder than it sounds, but pink doesn't look good with red, white, and blue. Ever.
  2. Tape the can: I covered the handles and the spout. I taped off the section for the white paint. To get the right measurements, I divided the height of the can by 3 and marked off where each stripe would need to be.
  3. Paint the top stripe red. Paint the bottom stripe blue. I also painted the top of the can blue. It took me two coats of paint.
  4. Once dried, remove the tape for the middle stripe.
  5. Tape the red and blue sections so you won't get white paint on them. Paint the white middle stripe.
  6. Using a small paint brush, paint 50 stars on the top of your watering can. Wait for it to dry, then remove the tape. You're done!
Below are pictures from the process, showing how we taped everything.

I hope you enjoyed! I'm looking forward to having a festive front porch this year... finally! Now if I can only get it together the rest of the year.

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DIY Danielle: Patriotic Porch Decor
Patriotic Porch Decor
How to upcycle an old watering can into Patriotic porch decor for 4th of July (or just because!).
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