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Make A Patriotic Art Vase

Written by: | Published: June 23, 2013 | Updated: August 13, 2023

Not all patriotic decor needs to be created in red, white and blue. Instead, you can focus on the symbolism or the words. So today, as part of a blog hop event featuring Craft Attitude printable film products, I am sharing a project focusing on the lyrics from some of our favorite patriotic songs. I’ve decorated a flower vase with inspiring words from our US national anthem, The Star Spangled Banner and additional lyrics from America the Beautiful. I wanted to keep the colors neutral so I could use this vase for a variety of occasions in addition to July 4th. Choose the words you use carefully and select a perfect font… sometimes word art is all you need to create a pretty piece of home decor.

Patriotic Word Art Vase by Jen Goode
Patriotic Word Art Vase by Jen Goode

Craft Attitude is printable film you can use in your crafting, art and DIY projects. I’ve created a printable word art piece you can use to make this project yourself. Or you can create your own word art however you like. Make a collage or a hand drawn sketch, scan it and print it on the film however you’d like. I love this Craft Attitude printable film because you can use it on a variety of surfaces and choose your own adhesive. You can print out the same art and use on a ton of different items to create your own coordinating set, or use multiple pieces of printed art to create a one-of-a-kind piece… whatever you like!


  • Glass vase – clean and dry
  • Craft Attitude Ink Jet printable film for Arts & Crafts
  • Patriotic word art printable by Jen Goode
  • Computer and ink jet printer
  • Xyron permanent adhesive and 9″ Creative Station
  • Krylon Diamond Dust Glitter Blast spray paint
  • Krylon Crystal Clear – clear acrylic spray
  • Scissors
Craft Attitude printable film and a glass vase
Craft Attitude printable film and a glass vase


Download the printable: this is a 2 page patriotic word art printable I designed for this project. You are welcome to print it to use in your own personal projects. I used two a cool old style font called Jefferson to create this word art.

Patriotic word art printable
Patriotic word art printable

Note about adhesive: The package instructions suggest using either spray adhesive or a glue stick… but because I’m a huge Xyron fan I thought I’d give this adhesive technique a try and it worked GREAT! If you don’t have a Xyron machine or adhesive, go for the spray glue. 

How to make this patriotic vase:

  1. Allow product/s to dry as appropriate between applications.
  2. Download the Patriotic word art printable.
  3. Print on a sheet of Craft Attitude printable film as per the package instructions.
  4. Apply Xyron adhesive.
  5. Cut out individual word art pieces and single stars.
  6. Apply word art to vase as desired.
  7. Apply a coat of clear spray coat.
  8. Apply a coat of Glitter Blast.
  9. Apply a final coat of clear spray.


Print text in reverse
Print text in reverse


run printed film through Xyron to apply adhesive
run printed film through Xyron to apply adhesive


Cut word art into strips however you'd like
Cut word art into strips however you’d like


Remove all paper backing from printed film
Remove all paper backing from printed film


Apply film to glass
Apply film to glass




Rose in a pretty little DIY patriotic vase
Rose in a pretty little DIY patriotic vase

 (the red rose is from my own garden – they are finally blooming!)

Close up of Glitter Blast and Craft Attitude printable film
Close up of Glitter Blast and Craft Attitude printable film


Patriotic song lyrics on a vase
Patriotic song lyrics on a vase


As I mentioned, this is project is part of a fun blog hop event featuring the Craft Attitude printable film. So all this month designers around the web are sharing their creative project ideas. Check out all the fun DIY crafts and patriotic goodness: June 10: Jonathan Fong & Candie Cooper, June 13: Terri Sproul, June 17: Eileen Hull, June 20: Cindi Bisson, June 24: Jen Goode, June 27: Aunt Peaches, July 1: Lorine Mason


Craft Attitude July 4th Blog Hop
Craft Attitude July 4th Blog Hop


Project Resources: Craft Attitude productsPatriotic Song Lyrics at, List of Patriotic songs in the public domain, Patriotic songs, sounds and other patriotic extras, The Star Spangled Banner information and public domain sheet musicFree vintage fonts

I don’t usually do a lot of patriotic decorating. I do have quite a few military family members, but we don’t go all out with the red, white and blue around the house. So I try to find, create and use items that I can keep out all year long. Maybe this year I’ll a little more patriotic color to the house!

What kind of decor pieces do you like to make or use for patriotic occasions? I’d love to hear what you create!

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3 thoughts on “Make A Patriotic Art Vase”

  1. Jen- Great item & something different! Thank you for the printable & sharing this nice project with us. I absolutely love the Xyron adhesives. You have teamed up with an awesome company!


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