DIY American Flag Vases

Make these adorable American flag vases out of tin cans and paint. They make the perfect centerpiece for 4th of July, Memorial Day, Labor Day, or Flag Day!

Some of our favorite patriotic recipes to make are American Flag Toast, No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake, and Patriotic Edible Cookie Dough. If you’re still looking to get crafty after making these fun vases, try our tutorial for Red, White, and Blue Play Dough.

Two diy vases, one blue with white stars and one with red and white stripes, filled with flowers.

I love making fun centerpieces that I can use again and again. Some other projects I have shared are Mason Jar Christmas Centerpieces and Mason Jar Tissue Holder.

This is the first tin can centerpiece I have shared and I am totally hooked. I love that I was able to repurpose something I would normally get rid of and turn it into something beautiful.

Close up of white flowers inside american flag painted vases.

You can use these vases with fresh or artificial flowers. I LOVE fresh flowers, but the artificial ones are nice, too, because you don’t have to worry about them dying. Hypothetically, you could have these American flag vases out on your table all summer long.

What do I need to make American flag centerpieces?

Two diy vases painted to look like the American flag and filled with white and red flowers.

How long does it take to make American flag vases?

This project takes about 3 hours, total. That’s because you have to wait for the paint to dry in-between coats. Hand’s on time is an hour or less, depending how detailed you want to be. 

Two vases made of tin cans and painted to look like the American Flag.

DIY American Flag Vases

Yield: 2 Vases
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 1 hour
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
Difficulty: easy
Estimated Cost: $10

Make these adorable American flag vases out of tin cans and paint. They make the perfect centerpiece for 4th of july, Memorial Day, Labor Day, or Flag Day!

Materials

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

Tools

  • Paint brush
  • Painters tape

Instructions

    1. Paint both cans white and allow to dry completely. Three tin cans painted white.
    2. Use the painters tape to create stripes on one can. One of the cans with blue painters tape attached to make stripes.
    3. Paint the area of exposed can red. The can with the blue painters tape, and painted red.
    4. When the red paint has dried completely, carefully remove the tape.
    5. Place star stickers on the other can and paint over the entire can with blue paint.
    6. When the blue paint has dried completely, carefully remove the star stickers. Two tin cans painted to look like the american flag with twine wrapped around the top of them.
    7. Tie a bow around the top of each can with twine.
    8. Fill the cans with flowers and decorate your table for a festive centerpiece.American flag vases on a table and filled with red and white flowers.

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American flag vases filled with white and red flowers with the words "american flag vases made with tin cans" in blue and red lettering.

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