Prepping for the Fourth...

I thought I'd spend the rest of the week on one of my favorite holidays.

Happy 4th of July everyone!

Today, I thought I would share some fun entertaining ideas for the Fourth.  All very simple and easy to put together.  I like holiday decor that is inexpensive to make, or use things that we should already have around the house. 

I found all of these fun ideas on the Good Housekeeping website... they have some great (and simple) ideas! 

Check this out.  The wreath... mini toothpick flags (like the ones you put in cupcakes) stuck in a foam wreath.  So simple!  This would be a great project for kids too.  There's no right or wrong way to put the flags on the wreath as long as it's covered!  I would imagine this would take a few bags of flags to make it look really full.

How cheap is crepe paper?  Cheap.  This is such a cute, simple and cheap idea.  Simply weave crepe paper on top of a white table cloth and you're done!  I also love the simple jars with candles.  I sometimes think that the less you can put on a table, the better, as it facilitates better conversation if you're not blocked by a huge centerpiece.  (this said by the girl who used gigantic lanterns at her wedding).  I know.  But sometimes outdoor occasions call for simple and relaxed.

Again, something so simple.  I bet you could find this vase at the Dollar Tree, ribbon at Hobby Lobby, Hydrangeas at your local market (or backyard if you're so lucky...).  Love it.

I pulled this picture for my mom.  I think she (I know she) could do this with some of her fresh cut hydrangeas.  The little sacks would be cute out of any red and white fabric, or even burlap sacks (I know we have some of those available... maybe from someones wedding stash of decor).  This is the perfect time to drag out the ol' red wagon too.  Would be cute to serve out of too... or use to house an arrangemet in a galvanized tub.

Patriotic cupcakes! Again, an easy way to bring the kids into the kitchen to have them help ice the cupcakes and top with berries.  I don't normally like the silver cupcake liners, but in this case, they are perfect and very cute.  I also love the herringbone strip of fabric used on the table in place of a runner.  Darling!

I hope you're excited for the Fourth now!  Tomorrow I'll find some fun ideas for food... that way we can all get our grocery lists together for the weekend.  If you are making something fun that you'd like to share, let me know and I'll post it! 



Anonymous said...

Where do you think I would find the flag toothpicks for the wreath? I live in Tulsa.

Sarah Baker said...

I have purchased mini flag toothpicks at the Dollar Tree, Hobby Lobby, Michaels, and even Walmart. I'm sure there are many other places you could find them, but I would look in the cupcake section, or ask a sales associate to help you locate them. They're so small that they could get overlooked! They come in a small clear bag.

Emily S Davis said...

The 4th is my favorite holiday, too!! Thanks for all the fab ideas!

Three Pink Dots said...

I planned on doing this toothpick flag wreath... it never happened. It twas a wonderful idea though... there's always next year! Watch out 4th of July toothpick sale.