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Patriotic Wind Chime and Watering Can

Paint a triangle wind chime or watering can with red, white and blue for a bit of Americana decor, perfect for the Forth of July. The wind chime will look lovely hanging from your porch. You can use the watering can or turn into a pretty planter for a patio table.

Patriotic Wind Chime      Patriotic Watering Can


  • DecoArt No-Prep Metal Paint DMP01 - Bright White
  • DecoArt No-Prep Metal Paint DMP05 - Bright Yellow
  • DecoArt No-Prep Metal Paint DMP11 - Real Red
  • DecoArt No-Prep Metal Paint DMP20 - Bright Blue
  • DecoArt No-Prep Metal Paint DMP24 - True Green
  • DecoArt No-Prep Metal Paint DMP32 - Coal Black
  • Brushes - by Leow-Cornwell or Royal - 4, 6, 10 Flat Shaders; 1 Round Detail Liner
  • Brush basin, paper towels, plastic plate or palette, compressed sponge, white vinegar, tracing and transfer paper, stylus, scissors, pencil, masking tape, ruler (optional)
  • Triangle Wind Chime and/or 10" Galvanized Watering Can
  • Pattern


  1. Clean surfaces with 1:1 mix of vinegar & water. Allow to dry.
  2. Use 10 flat brush to basecoat bottom half of can and windchime with Bright Blue, upper half with Bright White.
  3. Use 4 flat brush to paint Real Red vertical stripes 3/4" apart on the white halves.
  4. Cut compressed sponge into a 3/4" square, lightly moisten, then place white checks onto the blue section.
  5. Lightly sponge True Green where the blue and white sections meet.
  6. Transfer floral design pattern onto the sponged green area.
  7. Double load 6 flat brush with True Green and Bright Yellow, then stroke the leaves in place. The fine tendril type lines are painted with the 1 liner brush.
  8. Use 4 flat brush to paint daisy petals Bright White, centers Bright Yellow, shade petal area next to center with Bright Blue, and yellow centers with Real Red, the dip in center with True Green.
  9. Use a stylus dipped in Coal Black to place dots on the white sections and seeds on and around daisy petals.


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How pretty these are! I think you could extend this painting technique and pattern to other things, such as a flower pot, shelving, a picture or mirror frame or even part of a railing! I love the Americana look of this and you could keep,it out all summer long! This would make a lovely hostess gift for the summer gathering you are invite to, or as a family project for a fun craft night! Super!


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