Red, White and Blue Recycled Flower Pocket

A flower pocket is a quick and easy way to display faux flowers of all kinds. 

I've made several over the years and they look great and sell well. 

Today I'm trying a new crackle technique along with using one of my favorite stencils for making easy stars! 

Take a look...

recycled jean pocket with flowers on pegs

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How to do a fun crackle technique:

I started with 2 boards to test out a crackle technique using hairs pray. Yep, regular hair spray that most of us have at home. You can buy it at the dollar store if you don't. 

dark grey painted board

I painted my boards a dark grey, almost black with a Fusion Mineral Paint I mixed myself.

Supplies needed to create a recycled flower pocket:

spraying hair spray on board

When the paint dried I sprayed on a generous amount of hair spray. The places where I used the most hair spray crackled the best. 

I let the hair spray dry then painted over it with Waverly Chalk Paint in Plaster.

2 boards painted white

When the white paint dried you could see the crackle. I sanded the edges and I wasn't sure what to do with the test boards at this point but early this morning I had an idea.


board and jeans for pocket

I used the bottom rolled 6" hem of a pair of jeans I was giving away to create a pocket around the board. 

crackle board with cuffed jeans on bottom

I slipped the cuff over the board and stapled it on the back with a staple gun. 

back of board with stapled jeans

The best stencil for making stars:

This part was an afterthought or I would have done it before I added the denim. I used my favorite stars and stripes stencil to stencil red stars onto the crackle background. 

star stencil and jean pocket


stenciling stars with red paint

When the stars were dry I turned over the piece and added a small length of rope for a hanger.

rope hanger on a board with red stars

I will sand off the top row of partial stars before I continue. 

stars stenciled on a board in a blue jean pocket

All that was left to do was to drop in some faux flowers!  

red and white stars with blue jean pocket for flowers


This was a quick and easy project (sans the crackle experiment) but can be done with any board and a quick coat of paint. 

summer jean flower pocket on peg

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blue jean flower pocket on pegs with overlay

It can be done with blue stars and red fabric or striped fabric, or even old flag fabric. Use your imagination and give it a go! 

blue jean flower pocket with stars and flowers

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peg shelf with recycled jean and star flower pocket


I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .