Patriotic Clay Pot Coasters
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Patriotic Clay Pot Coasters

Paint this clever clay pot saucer to use as a coaster and add a patriotic clair to 4th of July or any celebration!

Designed by Jean Kievlan for DecoArt® Americana®.

Craft Time: 30-60 minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Americana Acrylic Paint


Material List

  • DecoArt┬« Americana┬« Acrylic Paint:
  • Warm White
  • Calico Red
  • Ultra Blue Deep
  • DecoArt┬« Dura-Clear Satin Varnish
  • Paintbrushes:
  • 3/4" Flat
  • #8 Flat
  • Clay Pot Saucers, 4"
  • Pencil
  • Pattern downloaded from
  • Transfer Paper
  • Stylus
  • Water Container
  • Paper Towels

Project Instructions

Basecoat the saucer Warm White using the 3/4" flat brush.

Trace the star pattern inside the saucer using a stylus and pattern transfer paper. Using the #8 flat brush, paint the outside bottom part of the saucer and the area around the traced star inside the saucer with Ultra Blue Deep. Let dry between coats of paint; you will several coats of paint to cover.

Using the #8 flat brush, paint stripe on topmost rim and stripes around the edge of the saucer rim with Calico Red.

Float Calico Red shading on the inside edge of the saucer rim and along the White stripes.

Shade the Warm White star with Ultra Blue Deep.

Add Calido Red dots to the star with the brush handle.

Add Ultra Blue Deep dots to the White stripes with the brush handle.

When dry, seal with Dura-Gloss Satin Varnish.


Use a wood star as a pattern.