Patriotic Clay Pot Love Bugs with Dollar Tree Supplies

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Can I tell y’all how much I love to create cutesy crafts? These super sweet and kinda sassy Patriotic Clay Pot Love Bugs went together in just about 30 minutes with simple supplies from Dollar Tree (and my craft stash)! Get the kiddos involved and then have some family fun time, being creative.

Fourth of July Patriotic Clay Pot Love Bugs Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #dollartreecrafts #patrioticcrafts #claypotcrafts #fourthofjuly

Clay Pot Love Bugs with a Patriotic theme

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Here’s what you need to make Red, White and Blue Love Bugs:

Dollar Tree Materials needed to create clay pot love bugs Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #dollartreecrafts #patrioticcrafts #claypotcrafts #fourthofjuly

Here’s how to create Clay Pot Love Bugs for the Fourth of July:


To begin to make Patriotic Clay Pot Love Bugs, gather all supplies.  Remove the paper tag from the clay pots.  Basecoat one clay pot in each color, Country Red, Titanium White, and Bright Blue.  Let dry and apply a second coat, if necessary.

Basecoat clay pots with red, white and blur craft paint Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #dollartreecrafts #patrioticcrafts #claypotcrafts #fourthofjuly


Cut the chenille stems into four-inch sections, bend in half and then attach a large pom pom to each end with a glue gun and glue sticks.  Insert antennae in the hole at the top of the clay pot.

Cut tinsel chenille stems and glue pom poms to each end Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #dollartreecrafts #patrioticcrafts #claypotcrafts #fourthofjuly


Add a face to the clay pot bug with wiggle eyes, a small pom pom nose, and then draw on a smile with a black marker.  Accent mouth with cheeks created by dipping a new pencil eraser in the Bubblegum Pink acrylic paint.

Add wiggle eyes, pom pom nose and draw on mouth with black marker Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #dollartreecrafts #patrioticcrafts #claypotcrafts #fourthofjuly


Create wings by cutting a triangle from each round doily with scissors.  Gather the opposite end and attach to back of the clay pot bug with the glue gun.

Create love bug wings from colored doilies Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #dollartreecrafts #patrioticcrafts #claypotcrafts #fourthofjuly


To finish, attach a star shaped button to each patriotic bug with the glue gun.  Accent the base of each bug with contrasting polka dots created by dipping a new pencil eraser in the paint and dabbing carefully.

Add polka dots with a new pencil eraser and craft paint Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #dollartreecrafts #patrioticcrafts #claypotcrafts #fourthofjuly

July Fourth Patriotic Bugs

These Patriotic Clay Pot Love Bugs is a great craft to use up what you have.  Paint white round doilies with blue and red craft paint.  Heart-shaped doilies would work as well.  Use star-shaped rhinestones, sequins, or create your own accents using glitter glue!

This is a fun activity to keep the kiddos busy with counting and motor skills.  Create these cute patriotic clay pot bugs in just about 30 minutes!

Patriotic Clay Pot Love Bugs created with Dollar Tree supplies by Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #dollartreecrafts #patrioticcrafts #claypotcrafts #fourthofjuly

For more red, white, and blue crafty inspiration, click through and check out my quick and easy Clay Pot Uncle Sam or my super cute Patriotic Garland Wreath upcycled Dollar Tree fun for the Fourth!

Thanks for stopping by!

8 thoughts on “Patriotic Clay Pot Love Bugs with Dollar Tree Supplies

  • July 3, 2020 at 12:04 pm

    These are just lovely, and using items we all should have is even better. Thanks for sharing.

  • July 5, 2020 at 11:37 pm

    Very cute! Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ’s.

    • July 6, 2020 at 1:49 pm

      Thanks for hosting, Ann!!

  • July 6, 2020 at 7:15 pm

    I just love making craft projects from the Dollar Tree. These are absolutely adorable and you can change them up for any season of the year. Thanks so much for sharing this week at #HomeMattersParty

    • July 7, 2020 at 4:19 pm

      Thanks, Donna! 🙂

  • July 7, 2020 at 3:14 pm

    These are so cute! What a clever idea.

    I’m going to feature this at our Party in Your PJs link party tonight on my Grandma Ideas site. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome idea!

    • July 7, 2020 at 4:19 pm

      Thanks a bunch, Nina!

  • May 30, 2021 at 2:04 pm

    Beth, these are cute AND creative! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!


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