The Cutest Upcycled Clay Pot Uncle Sam

Do you ever buy specific groceries at the store so you can recycle the container into the next greatest craft project? I’m totally guilty of doing this, so don’t judge! In fact, I bought three different size cans of soup until I found the right one for this Upcycled Clay Pot Uncle Sam. Get crafty with the kiddos and celebrate the Fourth of July.

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Upcycle a Soup Can and create the cutest clay pot Uncle Sam

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Here’s what you need to make the cutest Uncle Sam for July Fourth

Materials needed to create a clay pot Uncle Sam Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #unclesam #upcycled #recycled #craft #patriotic
The lightweight, low-profile BrightPad makes crafting easier while reducing eye strain.

Here’s how to upcycle a clay pot Uncle Sam:

STEP ONE

Basecoat the recycled can with Country Red and the clay saucer with Bright Blue.  Paint rim of clay pot Titanium White and base of clay pot Flesh Tone.  Let dry and apply a second coat, if necessary. I love Americana acrylics by DecoArt because they are highly pigmented and rarely need a second coat on almost any surface. Using quality products saves time and money in the long run.

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STEP TWO

Once dry, paint two-thirds of the base of the clay pot with Titanium White.  Let dry and apply a second coat of white, if necessary. 

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STEP THREE

Once dry, paint Titanium White stripes around the recycled red can.  Let dry and apply a second coat of white paint, if necessary. 

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STEP FOUR

Download, print and cut out Clay Pot Uncle Sam Patterns BELOW.  Trace mustache onto white craft foam and cut out with scissors.

Cut out a mustache from white craft foam Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #unclesam #upcycled #recycled #craft #patriotic

STEP FIVE

Attach mustache to bottom center of Uncle Sam’s face with the glue gun, and then attach clay saucer to top of clay pot.

Glue mushtache to front of clay pot and saucer to top of clay pot Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #unclesam #upcycled #recycled #craft #patriotic

STEP SIX

Paint nose and mouth with Coral Shell and eyes with Lamp Black.  Paint squiggly eyebrows and once the black paint is dry, add highlights to the eyes by dipping the end of the paintbrush handle in the Titanium White paint to create small dots. 

TIP:  When you just need a small amount of paint, unscrew the cap and use that as your palette.

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STEP SEVEN

Trace five stars across a piece of yellow craft foam, overlapping the tips slightly to create one long garland of stars.  Cut out carefully with scissors.  Trace a single star and cut out with scissors.

Trace and cut out a star garland from yellow craft foam Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #unclesam #upcycled #recycled #craft #patriotic

STEP EIGHT

Attach star garland to base of red and white striped can with the glue gun and glue sticks.  Then glue can to the top of clay saucer.  Add the single star to the top of the can.

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STEP NINE

To finish, attach USA letter stickers to the front three stars. 

Embellish with blue rhinestones or pearls, using the tip of the craft knife for precision placement.

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Soup Can Uncle Sam, the cutest upcycle

A terra cotta pot and saucer plus a recycled soup can transform into a fun Uncle Sam craft to decorate your home this Fourth of July. And if you were wondering that Italian Wedding Soup was delicious!

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This Clay Pot Uncle Sam Craft is quick and easy, going together in just about an hour.  A fun way to spend some time with family and show your patriotic spirit!

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For even more Uncle Sam crafts, check out my Coffee Filter Uncle Sam and the DIY Uncle Sam Gnome projects which are perfect for the Fourth of July!

Thanks for stopping by!

4 thoughts on “The Cutest Upcycled Clay Pot Uncle Sam

  • Uncle Sam is looking super cute! Great idea using a can for the hat. Pinned.

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    • THANKS, Allyson!

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  • Well this is the cutest Uncle Sam ever! XO

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    • THANKS Laura! XO

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