July is here and we all know what that means… Fourth of July! Get ready for BBQs and kicking it back near the pool. One problem: decorations. It’s no secret that decorations can get pretty pricey for any holiday, especially if that holiday is America’s birthday.
When it comes to the Fourth of July, it’s either go big or go home. Save money on decorations by making your own! When in doubt, craft it out.
Here’s a few fun DIY projects for your Fourth of July bash:
Woven Tablecloth Design
One thing everyone pays attention to at parties are the tables. It’s where people eat, drink, chat, and laugh. So, instead of having a plain red, white and blue tablecloth, try to add a little flare with a woven design using streamers:
- What You’ll Need:
- White, red, and blue streamers
- Double sided tape
Take the streamers and weave them in and out of each other to create a woven rectangle. Make sure to snip all of the strips to the length of the tablecloth. To secure them, use double-sided tape.
Trimmed Utensil Holders
Start by picking up 3-6 mason jars, depending on the size of the party. Grab some patriotic ribbon from the store and tie them around the top of the jar. It’s a quick and affordable way to add a little red,white and blue to the dinner table.
Lanterns can make all the difference at a party. They’re cheap and look pretty – perfect for stress-free decorating. By using some patriotic ribbon again, run it around the perimeter of the orb and secure the ribbon with double-sided tape. And there you have it, a festive lantern for the Fourth.
Recycled Bottle Centerpieces
Don’t recycle those glass bottles just yet! Put them to use as centerpieces for your Fourth of July party. It’s the most frugal and fun way to create your very own centerpieces. All they need is a little paint, some ribbon and whatever else you feel is necessary. There’s an endless amount of ways to design these bottles, so grab your paintbrush and get creative.
- What you’ll need:
- Dual Primer Spray Paint
- Washi Tape
- Flags, Stars, Pinwheels
Wash and dry the bottles. After they’re completely dry, it’s time to start the painting process. You’ll want to put on three light coats, making sure they’re dry after each one. When they’re all dry, it’s time to start decorating. Do whatever looks right. Nothing is off limits!