Creations, Uncle Sam’s Hat Vase


Welcome to the monthly Creative Craft Blog Hop

hosted by Celebrate & Decorate and Design Morsels

If you’re visiting from B4s and Afters

didn’t she have a great idea to recreate a tired decoration?!





Let’s get crafting!





We’ve all had to craft with what we have on hand these days,

due to restricted shopping

As I was “shopping” my house I came across this white container






I think it came with a plant in it last year

I’d been saving it for a future use…

Hmmmm….paired with a blue plate





It just might make a cute patriotic decoration!





Working around the raised pattern on the pot,

I painted blue checks around the base

with glossy enamel craft paint and a large flat square brush





I set it aside to dry while I practiced some stars





If you break down the star shape into a series of lines,

it makes it easier to recreate





It’s a little trickier with a brush,

I quickly learned I needed a smaller brush as my strokes were too fat

use a small liner brush for best results





Don’t worry if they aren’t perfect!





Now for the stripes





I painted the upper wide sections with red

using a small brush to continue the stripe down the ridge between the stars

and a larger brush to apply paint to the wider areas





Then I sat it in the center of a blue plate





I put a big white hydrangea bloom in the center

and added red carnations around it





And a mini Uncle Sam hat just for fun!





You can see this Uncle Sam Hat Vase starring in a patriotic tablescape here





You could glue the container to the plate,

but I chose to just set the vase on top

so I could use the blue plate for other things too {like dining!!}




Thank you for joining our crafty fun today!!

Next up is

 Birdz of a Feather 

See how she transformed a lampshade!


Please visit all my crafty friends at the links below for more ideas and inspiration!


Celebrate And Decorate | Design Morsels  My Thrift Store Addiction 


Home Is Where The Boat Is | Purple Hues And Me | Sustain My Craft Habit 


Chas’ Crazy Creations | Bluesky At Home Raggedy Bits |


Decorate & More with Tip | B4s and Afters The Painted Apron 


 Birdz of a Feather Debbees Buzz 


My Hubbard Home Zucchini Sisters  White Arrows Home


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I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Meal Plan Monday  Happiness is Homemade  Love Your Creativity

Over the Moon  Between Naps on the Porch,

Make it Pretty Monday  Turn About Tuesday  Celebrate Your Story,

All About Home/ Common Ground Follow the Yellow Brick Home

Tasty Tuesday   Oh My Heartsie Girl

Full Plate Thursday  Centerpiece Wednesday

Thursday Favorite Things  Creatively Crafty   Creative Cumpulsions


45 Responses to “Creations, Uncle Sam’s Hat Vase”
  1. Mary says:

    An adorable idea to celebrate the red, white and blue Jenna, Uncle Sam would be proud! I love how you shopped your house and repurposed your flower vase painting the stars and stripes. Your blue plate makes the perfect hat brim and it makes a festive centerpiece for your patriotic table. Happy Thursday ♥

  2. Rita C. says:

    And now we know the rest of the story of Uncle Sam’s top hat. Thank you, I was certainly wondering. You are quite witty in your imagination and execution, Jenna!

  3. Sara says:

    Brilliant idea for the upcoming festivities! The shape of the vase is so suited to becoming a hat. Isn’t it amazing how inspiring it can be to shop your house?!

  4. Jenna, Uncle Sam’s hat is a perfect patriotic centerpiece. You amaze me with your creativity. Happy Thursday!

  5. Cecilia says:

    Jenna, this is such a creative idea! The way you painted a vase you already had was so clever! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  6. Gail Griffin says:

    What a lovely creation and look, Jenna! You have amazing painting skills and techniques! I think you may have just created a new design Mackenzie-Childs would seriously envy! Great project!

  7. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, your patriotic hat turned out to make such a beautiful centerpiece! Your creativity amazes me! As I have said before, you are so talented. Happy Thursday!

  8. Such a cute project and shopping your house has paid off. Love the painted vase and your added blue plates. So patriotic and creativie.

  9. Terrie says:

    I was so waiting for this tutorial. Love your hat decorations. Simple tutorial to follow. Great craft to share with us. Love it!!!

  10. Rosie M. says:

    Love, love, love your Uncle Sam hat centerpiece! It is so much fun to watch your creative process and see the wonderful final results. You are an inspiration, Jenna. I’m going to “shop the house” today to see if I can come up with something new for July 4th since I’m still pretty much “hunkering down” as CA’s numbers are ramping up! Yuk! A project will be nice to focus on. Take care.

  11. Chas says:

    What a fun project and so fun – love how it turned out. Thanks for sharing and lovely crafting with you!

  12. Carol says:

    This project is too stinkin’ cute. I love your artwork, as you well know. Perfect for a centerpiece or any place for the 4th of July. Well done.

  13. Julie says:

    You painted such a pretty patriotic vase. I love the way it looks with the flowers and the top hat!

  14. Debbee says:

    Jenna so very clever, cute and patriotic! No one can hold a candle to you when armed with a paintbrush lol! It looks so festive on the table and makes a great centerpiece.

  15. Liberty says:

    Very patriotic, which I like of course! I like things out of the ordinary, and Uncle Sam’s hat is not what I usually think of for patriotic decor (although of course it is– I just don’t think of it). Very creative of you!


  16. Andrea says:

    I am so glad you shared this centerpiece. It’s so creative. Did you just see that vase and think of that? I wish my brain worked like that. Thanks for taking part in the hop.

  17. You are way, way, WAY too clever! I really love this. And what I appreciate the most is your ingenuity in turning that vase into something so unique! The flowers just set it off. Well done. I bow down, impressed!

  18. Nancy says:

    This is amazing! You nice again I can say you are my creative friend!

  19. Totally cool!

    Thank you for sharing with Creative Compulsions!

  20. So adorable and so clever! Please come and link up to Centerpiece Wednesday Linky Party and share your post with us.

  21. Chloe Crabtree says:

    I am so glad you shared the details on how you did this! You are just so creative! This was such a brilliant idea and it certainly stole the show at your 4th of July table! Have a great holiday!

  22. Allyson says:

    Uncle Sam’s hat looks spectacular and you made it even more perfect by adding the pretty flowers!

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