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Flowerpot Flag Centerpieces

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Transform flower arrangements or potted plants into festive centerpieces by adding these colorful flags. Make them in no time using our free downloadable flags.

Flower arrangements with bird flags

Project Overview

Skill Level


Estimated Time

A few hours

Estimated Cost


Tools & Materials


  • Handsaw
  • Hot glue gun and sticks
  • Photo-quality printer paper


  • 1/4-in x 48-in round dowel, #19377
  • 3/8-in dowel plugs, #81614
  • 4 - 6-in Bordeaux ceramic planters, #351211
  • 1/2-in x 60-in PVC pipe, #23967

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Project Resources


Step 1

Cut the dowel into four 12-inch pieces with clean, straight ends. Use hot glue to attach a dowel plug centered on one end.

Step 2

Download the flags and print them on photo paper. Cut out the flags and glue the halves together from the notched end to about 1/4 inch from the opposite end. Then glue the flags to the ends of the dowels about 1/2 inch from the dowel plugs.

Step 3

Add optional decorations to the flowerpots, such as the rickrack braid shown.

Good to Know

To keep the dowels from absorbing water in the pot, give the flags a dry place to rest. From 1/2-inch or larger PCV pipe, cut pieces 5 inches long for each pot. Use a generous amount of hot glue to anchor the end of the pipe centered on the bottom of the pot and lay a bead of glue around the outside to seal out water. Then drop a flag in the tube.

Step 4

Add water to the bottom of the pots, arrange cut flowers of your choice, and place them on your dining table.

Good to Know

For only a few dollars, buy additional dowels to make flags as party favors or toys to hand out.