I know the 4th of July has come and gone, but I did some fun last minute decorating that I wanted to show you.
I originally was planning on a small group of 12 friends and family, but in the end we had about 20 people. I had to change my plan of using real dishes and pull out the paper goods. I couldn’t just throw the plates and silverware on the table..not my style.
I wrapped the silverware in the napkins and tied a ribbon around them and put them in pretty white cups. I put the plates in a nice wire basket I got on sale at Pottery Barn.
I tied ribbon around these mason jars for the raspberry lemonade and put them in this red box I had lying around.
I had so much fum making this banner that I hung in front of the food table! I made it out of place mats that I just cut in half. I hot glued them to a long ribbon and tied on the stars. I liked the way it turned out. Plus I can use it again next year.
I got fresh flowers from the local farmers market and arranged them on my tables
I bought these flag pennants at World Market for decorating my umbrella but didn’t have enough for the second umbrella.
I just couldn’t have one umbrella decorated and the other plain, so I made my own last minute flag pennant. It was my first attempt at making one, and it was so easy! I laid a triangle pattern on the fabric and cut it out using decorative scissors. Then used my hot glue gun on the back fold that the twine goes thru. I will be doing this type of decoration again for sure. Super easy, and makes a great inexpensive filler for parties.
I love decorating for the 4th! It is so fun to make vignettes of red white and blue
One thing I didn’t make this year were 4th of July wreaths. I bought them instead. My first time ever doing that! I always make my own holiday wreaths, but I loved this particular style and knew I would’t have time to make it, let alone two of them. So I bit the bullet and bought them off of Etsy from a shop called WreathsbyKari, She did a great job, and it was money well spent.
I have been pinning on Pinterest more 4th of July ideas for next year! I think I might be a little obsessed with this holiday.