Patriotic Clay Pot Love Bugs With Dollar Tree Supplies

5 Materials
30 Minutes

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.

Clay Pot Love Bugs with a Patriotic theme

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

  • Americana acrylics by DecoArt – Bubblegum Pink, Country Red, Brilliant Blue, Titanium White
  • Clay Pots, 2.5” – Dollar Tree
  • Chenille Stems, Tinsel – Dollar Tree
  • Pom Poms, Tinsel, Large and Small – Dollar Tree
  • Wiggle Eyes – Dollar Tree
  • Paper Doilies – Dollar Tree
  • Star Shaped Embellishments – Buttons or Rhinestones
  • Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors – I love my Fiskars!
  • Pencil with new Eraser
  • MONOTWIN Permanent Marker from Tombow

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

July Fourth Patriotic Bugs

These Patriotic Clay Pot Love Bugs are 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!

For more red, white, and blue crafty inspiration, check out more quick and easy projects on my website.

Thanks for stopping by!

Creatively, Beth

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