It’s almost time to celebrate our beautiful country and show our pride! If you are planning a fun celebration I have some simple table decor ideas and several items you can make yourself. My vision for this table was to create a mix of red, white and blue patterns. The more patterns the better to create an easy and festive fourth of July table (and add some whimsy and fun too)
When planning this tablescape I knew that I wanted it to be inexpensive and easy. I also wanted to add some fun chargers but I couldn’t find what I was looking for and what I did find was way too expensive! So I decided to just make my own and wow were they easy (and cheap!)
Here’s what you need to make them:
- plain plastic chargers-Craft stores and dollar stores sell them
- fabric of your choice- about 1 1/2 yards to do 6 chargers
- trim- I used jute trim
- Mod Podge
- Hot glue gun
- sponge paint brush
First, lay the charger on top of your fabric and tray around it to get your circle shape. Then using sharp scissors, cut out your circles. I doubled the fabric so I could cut 2 at a time. Don’t worry if it is wrinkled because the ModPodge will smooth them out.
Next, cover your charger completely with a good thin layer of the Mod Podge.
Then, place the fabric on top of the covered charger and smooth it out making sure it’s fully adhered. Once it’s covered, brush on another layer of the ModPodge all over the fabric making sure its a good thin layer ad seal the edges well.
If you have a little overhang, you can go back with sharp scissors and trim off the edges. Then hot glue your trim around the edges.
Another easy and fun item I made are the cute napkin rings. I found these fabric covered stars at Hobby Lobby in a package and knew they would be perfect for the table decor. All you need are some pipe cleaners and a star shape of any kind. You can use wood shapes and paint them flags or any other decor pieces you like.
Then, just double the pipe cleaner making a circle tucking the edges underneath. Then hot glue the star on the top.
The other 2 items I made are good boxes and s’more packages. I love using these cartons for making party favors. I’ve used them for so many party ideas and they are always so cute on a table. They can be decorated so many ways too.
I just stamped a patriotic motif on the front and hot glued the extra stars on the top. Then I tucked the little flags on the top to used as place cards. You can write each guests name on them for the table settings.
I thought it would be fun for everyone to have their own s’more package. So I used the extra fabric and cut small squares then tucked it in the berry carton.
Then just add your s’more goodies inside. You can do a variety of chocolate bars to make it unique too. I created these cute tags to place on them with a little cloths pin. You can print the labels here smore tag
To set up the place settings I just started with a jute placemat, added the charger then placed a clear plastic plate(or you can use glass) so the patterns will show through.
Then I used contrasting fabric patterns with the napkin rings to mix and match the patterns at each setting. The goodie boxes will be filled with a fun popcorn treat that I will share in the next blog post. In fact I’ll have several treat ideas you will love.
To create the centerpiece I used 2 different sizes of cake stands and placed glass cylinders on the plates wrapping some jute around to give a little of the warmth to them. I then placed some simple greenery and flags inside the the cylinders. Easy peasy and festive too!
The point is to have fun with it and create some whimsey mixing all your favorite red, white and blue prints together. Make it simple and enjoy celebrate this amazing country of ours!
I hope you enjoyed this post and will be able to create a fun celebration for your family and friends. It doesn’t have to be big either. Just a little touch here and there will make your space feel festive. If you want some more ideas for the fourth you can visit this post Celebrate The 4th In Style or Fun Memorial Day & Summer Table Ideas
I’d love to hear what you’re doing for the 4th. With this crazy pandemic it won’t be the same as usual celebrations but hopefully you can enjoy anyway. As always feel free to comment and ask any questions you may have. Be sure to subscribe so you won’t miss a post and you will also get access to more of my free printables.
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