Thursday, June 7, 2012
4th of July decorations
Centerpiece Wednesday I hope you will love all the fun ideas for the
4th of July party!
I started my centerpiece with this fun junk piece from Ki Nassuer's Junk Revolution. It is an old pie tin with wire and an old knob. I love this thing!
JEAN TRIMMED CAKE PLATEI placed the pie tin on top of my red Christmas Cake plate..yessiree! It covered up the Christmas tree that is printed on the cake plate perfectly. I wanted to add some comfy blue Jeans to the mix so I cut up some old jeans!
Don't you just love how it looks with all the belt loops and button closure showing!Depending on the size of cake plate the waist band might have to be temporarily glued on or it might just button right up. Once these two item were together I needed some red. So I got out my red and white striped bowlies and filled them with strawberries. I also added some of my Red, White and Blue napkin rings to the centerpiece for more color! Sorry they are no longer available :(I loved how this part of the centerpiece turned out! Rustic and yet new! Colorful and All American!ROOT BEER BOTTLES
To add to the centerpiece I had kept some of these root beer bottles around because I love how they look and decided to add a Napkin Ring around each neck of the bottle and stuck an American Flag in each one! I then circled them around the pie/cake plate centerpiece for display. I love how the glass sparkles in the sunlight.I AM GOING GREEN WITH MY CENTERPIECE :)POPCORN PAPER CUPSNext I stole this idea from Pottery Barn...popcorn in paper cups. I made the cute little paper cups from a regular piece of red paper and newspaper! I just folded them around and added a dot of hot glue to hold together and Voila instant popcorn cups. You can use them for French fries or candies or whatever you want. I found this cute wooden six hole box at Hobby Lobby and knew instantly it would hold my popcorn cups perfectly!I added some red white and blue ribbon to the handle and tucked in a couple of flags. Cuteness Factor going on here don't you think! What a great idea for a kids party or a movie night with friends..you can use cute scrapbook paper too! I love how the newspaper cups turned out. So simple and CHEAP!!Then I decided to put my cute root beer bottles in the wooden box too! Just too adorable. I am going to get a lot of use out of this $12.00 box!NAPKIN RING IDEASOf course my tablescape is not complete without my napkin rings!! I put three on each napkin for a very full look. They look even better in person! The great thing is you can use them exactly like this for the 4th of July! or any other patriotic event. What about a wedding in red white and blue, or a boys birthday party, a graduation party, Father's Day! I love how beautiful the berries are!Isn't this fun the red napkin on the taupe colored plate with the cute denim silverware holders (they are available for purchase here on my blog) next to the plate.
I love the American flag everywhere on this table!
Here we are peeking through my blue flowers at my table all ready and waiting for my guests.
Here is another Pottery Barn Copy cat idea. In there current catalog they show this white pitcher with red stripes. Well I have a white pitcher and wanted it to look like theirs so I added ribbon stripes! Yes!! A little ribbon and some hot glue and HELLO GORGEOUS! Just think how many times I can change the ribbon to match the occasion!! CHEAP!!
Isn't that pitcher just so amazing back there all stripey and cute!! MINI MUFFINS IN VOTIVE CANDLE HOLDERS
Here are my little nugglets! I took these metal votive candle holders (which actually were little watering cans I ripped the spout off of them for now) and popped in some mini muffins.
Actually I popped them into these tiny little tera cotta pots and then placed them in the votive candle holders. You can actually bake them in these mini terra cotta pots. You have to grease them up and bit and bake them at a low temperature to temper them.
RUFFLED JEAN PLATE HOLDER
Are they so dang cute or what!! OH LOOK I placed them on this cute plate that I had but notice underneath the plate a little bit of jean fabric? That is the rim to a baby hat!! Yeah I cut that up too and it fit perfectly under the plate for a cute little ruffly edge.
JEAN POCKET SILVERWARE HOLDER
Ok now we are on to the silverware pouches that I made! I love this idea because at a buffet silverware is so hard to hold on to especially for little hands. SILVERWARE POCKETS!! Set of four $15.00..purchase here on my blog!
I stuffed them with the cute silverware that I bought at Pottery Barn on Sale for $9.00. These are particularly fat silverware so my pouches are a little tight for them but still quite cute.I love jean fabric mixed with the red napkins and the beautiful napkin rings!
I hope your 4th of July is filled with family and fun as we remember all those who died on our behalf for freedom here in the greatest country ever... the USA!!
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