Can you believe that Independence Day is next Thursday?! Where is the summer going? Fourth of July means barbeque! I won’t be having a cookout this year, but just in case you are – here are some ideas to wow your guests with easy but festive hand-made decor!
Centerpieces: With just empty jars or cans, tape or glue, and paper, you can make a unique vase for flowers. You could use solid red, white, and blue paper, but a patterned piece of scrapbook paper would work even better for this project. Simply cut the paper to size and wrap it around the can, then secure it with glue or tape. Place your choice of flowers in it and voila, you have a centerpiece. Tip: These can also be used to hold utensils, straws, etc.
Food: Buy red fast food baskets with the square cut outs on the side. Weave ribbon between each opening to create a fun snack bowl.
Drink: Red and blue plastic cups can be spiced up with chalkboard labels. You can use chalkboard spray paint to make labels yourself or you can also buy pre-made chalkboard labels. Guests can write in their name so they won’t forget where they put their drink.
Odds & Ends: Don’t underestimate what a simple ribbon can do. Tie a thick ribbon around napkins in lieu of napkin rings. You could also create a red, white, and blue wreath using a foam craft wreath and ribbon. Simply cut the ribbon into pieces about 15 inches long. Then tie them around the wreath in double knots letting the ends hang loose. Hang your wreath where you guests will see it.
Have fun! These are all easy and inexpensive ways to bring character to your 4th of July party that your guests will love.
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