1. Use the serrated knife to cut a 5-1/2-in. wide star out of the Styrofoam. (Jen used her Cricut machine and a piece of card stock to make a star template. Then traced it onto the Styrofoam for a guide.)
  2. Use hot glue to adhere the cupcake liner bottoms to one side of the Styrofoam star shape. Apply a dot of glue to the bottom of the each liner. Cover the entire surface of the star.
  3. Use a foam brush to apply dabs of both red and navy blue paint to the edges of the cupcake liners. Let dry.
  4. Use distress ink on the surface of the dowel rod. Secure at base of star with hot glue. Tie a few pieces of ribbon around dowel rod for decoration.
  5. Use foam brush and white paint to basecoat clay pot. Let dry. If desired use sandpaper to lightly distress paint.
  6. Fill clay pot with Styrofoam or other stabilizer. Insert dowel rod centered in clay pot. Top clay pot off with confetti or paper strips.

Patriotic Star Topiary Craft c/o Country Woman’s featured blogger Jen of CraftOManiac.

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