Most of us around the country are now knee deep in all things red/white/blue and on the hunt for easy and different ideas for July 4th.
Implementing easy ideas for Independence Day is a surefire way to keep you stress free and able to enjoy the holiday. There is no shortage of round-ups on the web and I’m sure you may have seen a few. Round ups are a fantastic way to find items to duplicate. Even better, they ignite your creativity and before you know it, your craft, DIY or recipe is someone else’s inspiration. Here are a few July 4th gems I’ve uncovered.
This isn’t so much an idea but I love the state of mind and well-being this picture evokes. Breathe in the beauty and serenity of the view. Definitely a place to get away from it all and just be still.
Gotta love Pottery Barn.
Watermelons are at their peak this time of year and pretty much a good bang for your buck. That being said this sweet and juicy fruit can be a tad messy too eat. I found this neat (literally and figuratively) idea at It’s Overflowing. Cut the melon into triangles, place a cupcake liner under the rind portion and then insert a popsicle stick. Mess be gone!
Take a seat and a slice of pie! You know how much I love setting a pretty table and when you combine it with a sweet treat it goes over the top! Here a length of blue fabric with white stars is used as a runner and napkins. Paired with red and white striped placemats you have Old Glory displayed on your table. Pails of sweet cherries and cherry pies serve as the centerpiece. Thank you Decor Ivy for sharing this.
You can’t beat the value and variety of scrapbook paper. Visit My Blessed Life and find out how easily this comes together. Before you know it you’ll have wreaths for all occasions!
During the early years of our marriage, Frank’s dad would bring us bushel baskets filled with corn and Crowder peas from his garden. At that time to me a bushel basket was no big deal. Oh how I wish I had saved them! A plain basket is your canvas to decorate as you wish. I fell in love with this idea the moment I found it at A Night Owl Blog.
The entire vintage display over at Hostess With The Mostess is beautiful and might not fit into the easy category. However, if hot dogs are on your menu simply wrap them in decorative parchment or scrapbook paper and tie the with twine. Now about that twine. Decorative twine is trendy but not always the best buy for your buck. Buying a ball of regular twine is a great savings and goes with most any theme. You’re welcome.
This little lovely was for sale on Etsy but is now sold out. Pretty isn’t it?
For a lot less money check out this tutorial from my friend Chloe at Celebrate and Decorate. She used an Ikea UNG DRILL Frame to make a one of a kind patriotic wreath that I’m sure is the envy of the neighborhood. http://blog.hwtm.com/2013/06/backyard-vintage-fourth-of-july-party/
The really cool thing about red white and blue décor is that there are three calendar holidays you can use them for. A tweak here and there and you’re good to go. Soooooo, what are your July 4th plans? Are you staying home and keeping it low key or are you traveling to your favorite warm weather spot? And, do you have an awesome potato salad recipe that you’re willing to share. Making potato salad, baking bread and cooking long grain rice are three things that I just can’t get a handle on. Help!!!
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