Monday, June 29, 2015

Five Minute Fourth of July Decor

I had an all time productive naptime this weekend and have a few quick things to show from it. Truth be told, since we have bought this house I have been sucked into the "big" projects so it was fun to finally do something fun and quick without feeling the guilt of not accomplishing something bigger.

Once upon a time I loved to decorate for holidays {like every single one!!} but now I have found I don't have the time to do as much for each one so some smaller holidays get paired down. In my mind, the Fourth of July should not be one of those! Actually, some summers we are so busy at the time and end skipping right over it because we are celebrating elsewhere, and I hate the fact that I didn't dress up my whole house in red, white and blue. This year I finally did a little American spruce up in the kitchen and I am loving it.

I remembered seeing an ad from Michaels earlier on in the week and the sparkler ideas stuck with me. Michaels sells a tinsel/star garland {all on sale now} that I cut into about 5 inch pieces and simply hot glued in a loop on to the end of a dowel. {I had leftover dowels from an old sunburst mirror}

Seriously, how cute are they!?!


Now normally, I am not a tinsel type of person, but it seems appropriate and fun for the Fourth. Very American. I added the sparklers to a trophy vase {clearance at Hobby Lobby!} and added red, white and blue straws to a floral blue and white vase. The little American flags are so cute but they will be perfect for an appetizer later on in the week. Recognize the Lilly for Target tray? I love it. 

They were so easy I ended up making enough to go in white jars over our sink too...

This ledge is the perfect place to let tomatoes sit and ripen and you can find a stack here almost every day of the summer! 

This year I am remembering even more how important our American flag is...thank God for the red, white and blue. It's the flag that all of our soldiers fight for, fight under, and look is what we all unite under. We went out and finally bought an American flag that is proudly waving outside our house, and also got a little mini American flag that is garden size. Love it so much! 

If you missed my post of ideas for dressing for the Fourth, see here {lots of good stuff over there!!} What are you doing to celebrate and get ready for this American holiday? 


Cory (playdates and prescriptions) said...

This is SUCH a cute idea!! My kids would love helping me make these. Thanks for sharing!

Ashley Carole (Sweet Carolina Belle) said...

I did these last year and loved how simple they were.

Amanda Klein said...

So crafty!! Loving your red, white, and blue!

Stephanie Chalk said...

I love these, what a great idea! Hope you're having a great week! Xo, Stephanie