Celebrate The 4th In Style

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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.

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For the place setting, I wanted it to have the look of a festive medallion or pennant .

 

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I started with a round natural fiber placemat, then layered a bandana under a scalloped shape charger( for the medallion look)

 

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Next, I cut patriotic paper into circles and placed on the charger. I just used a bowl to get the perfect circle shape.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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

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Cut across the top of the sack about half way down, then stamp in the center with your design.

 

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Next fold the napkin like a pocket square so it looks like this.

 

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Place the napkin in the sack after you’ve folded it

 

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Then place your utensils and trinket inside.

 

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I also found these cute paper straws of various prints to place in ball jar glasses to give the festive vintage feel.

 

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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 says:

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

    • txbittons@verizon.net says:

      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!
      ~Deborah

  2. Karen Ching says:

    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!

    • txbittons@verizon.net says:

      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!
      ~Deborah

  3. Pat says:

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

    • txbittons@verizon.net says:

      Hi Pat,

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

      ~Deborah xoxo

  4. Janet says:

    I want to subscribe not sure where

    • txbittons@verizon.net says:

      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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