DIY 4th of July Decorations (Uncle Sam Hat Candle Holders)

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Uncle Sam Hat
I love creating DIY 4th of July Decorations! It is so much fun barbecuing with family. I thought it would be fun to use create some of my themed decorations to add a patriotic flair to our 4th of July celebration. I made these cute Uncle Sam hat candle holders out of mini-terracotta pots. I use battery operated tea lights to make a safe and festive display that will stay illuminated into the night.

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Materials Used for the Uncle Sam Hat Candle Holders


  • Small Terracotta Pots
  • Red, White and Blue Acrylic Paint
  • Craft Foam
  • Star Garland
  • Battery Operated Tea Lights
  • Craft Glue

How to Make DIY 4th of July Decorations (Uncle Sam Hats Candle Holders)

Step 1:
Draw evenly spaced stripes on the terracotta pot.

Step 2: Paint the white stripes on the terracotta pot and let dry then paint the red stripes and let dry.

Step 3:
Paint the bottom rim of the terracotta pot blue and let dry.

Step 4:
Cut white and silver stars off of the star garland and glue them on the blue rim of the terracotta pot.

Step 5:
Cut a large circle out of craft foam. Use a warm, dry iron and heat up the craft foam. Bend it into the curved shape of the hat rim.

Step 6:
Paint the craft foam red and let dry.

Step 7:
Glue the craft foam to the bottom of the terracotta pot add lights to complete your cute Uncle Sam Candle holders.

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2 Responses

  1. Regena says:

    Love these!!! adorable!!!

  2. admin says:

    Thank you so much! They are a lot of fun to make.