Celebrate The 4th In Style


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

You’ll need;

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.

Happy Decorating!




June 25, 2019

  1. Jessica

    July 6th, 2018 at 11:47 am

    Love your table setting Deborah! The DIY utensil holder is so cool! 🙂 Hope you had a great celebration! Cheers! 🙂

  2. txbittons@verizon.net

    July 9th, 2018 at 12:56 am

    Hi Jessica,
    thank you so much, I’m glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for following along and I hope your 4th of July celebrations were awesome!

  3. Karen Ching

    July 19th, 2018 at 3:30 am

    Your table setting looks beautiful 🙂 Plus I love how you put together the utensils and the trinkets together with the handkerchief. Also looks perfect for a birthday party, ugh I’m having so many ideas now. Thanks for sharing, Deborah! Cheers!

  4. txbittons@verizon.net

    July 19th, 2018 at 7:10 pm

    Hi Karen,
    Yay I’m so glad you enjoyed the post & got some ideas from it. Thank you so much for following along and come back soon!

  5. Pat

    July 3rd, 2019 at 2:39 am

    Love the festive flair to your Fourth of July Tablescape!
    LOVE those paper bag utensil holders!
    Happy Fourth of July!

  6. txbittons@verizon.net

    August 5th, 2019 at 10:28 pm

    Hi Pat,

    I’m so glad you enjoyed the post and I so appreciate the feedback and you following along.

    ~Deborah xoxo

  7. Janet

    August 15th, 2019 at 3:30 am

    I want to subscribe not sure where

  8. txbittons@verizon.net

    August 21st, 2019 at 8:17 pm

    Hi Janet,

    If you go to the home page of the blog and scroll down, at the bottom of the page it mentions about the free printable and there’s a big box that says “subscribe”All you do is enter your email in the box to get the post updates and a PDF file of the printable.

    Thanks so much and let me know if you have any further problems
    ~Deborah xoxo

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