I love celebrating the 4th of July, how about you? If you’ve followed me for any amount of time, you’ll know that I really love to do tablescapes and share ideas with y’all. Some of our fondest memories are of our times celebrating the 4th at the lake. I love doing a festive table and decor knowing our family and friends look forward to the traditions we celebrate every year. So, I wanted to share a few fun & simple ideas that you can incorporate into your celebrations….
I usually decorate with neutrals however, the 4th calls for red, white & blue…duh?….
For the center of the table, I used a neutral table runner in a creamy white, then placed two faux planted pots inside another pot lined with bandanas. I love the look of a bandana print for summertime and the pops of white and black in it. Next, a strand of battery operated star lights purchased from the Target dollar spot lined down the middle. To add texture and whimsey, I used several different shapes and prints of paper shapes, all purchased from Michaels Stores.
For the place setting, I wanted it to have the look of a festive medallion or pennant .
I started with a round natural fiber placemat, then layered a bandana under a scalloped shape charger( for the medallion look)
Next, I cut patriotic paper into circles and placed on the charger. I just used a bowl to get the perfect circle shape.
Then I printed a patriotic saying and cut it to fit on top of the printed paper. You could use God Bless America or parts of the national anthem
Then I placed a clear glass (or you could use plastic) plate on top so you can see the paper decor underneath.
I love for my guests to each have a special item at their plate. For this table, I found these cute candle tins with star punch outs purchased from Target Dollar spot and placed a battery operated tea light inside. To give it some height, I placed it on a small cupcake stand.
Another fun item added to the table are these fun utensil holders. They look great at each place setting, or all together in a festive tray or basket on a buffet table.
Here are the instructions to make the utensil holders
Small paper sacks- I used a natural brown but you could use white as well
Decorative scissors- I used a scallop shape
A festive napkin
Patriotic stamp and red or blue ink
Utensils- I used natural wood but you could also use colored plastic
A fun item such as a decorated toothpick, sparkler or candy
Cut across the top of the sack about half way down, then stamp in the center with your design.
Next fold the napkin like a pocket square so it looks like this.
Place the napkin in the sack after you’ve folded it
Then place your utensils and trinket inside.
I also found these cute paper straws of various prints to place in ball jar glasses to give the festive vintage feel.
So there it is, a super simple table with supplies you can find at any craft store and dollar store. I think my favorite thing about it is the mix of patterns and shapes all in the 4th of July color pallet.
I hope you gained some patriotic inspiration and enjoy your celebrations of the wonderful country we are so privileged to live in. I would love to hear from you and feel free to pin away your favorite photos! Thanks as always for following along.