Friday, July 1, 2011

Getting Festive for the Fourth-- Take Two

I'm back today with some more 4th of July fun!

Here's a simple, casual little table-scape I came up with using materials left over from the wreath I showed you yesterday.  :)  I'll show you how I did it.

First, I made some little coasters.

I won't go into showing you how to crochet, but if you know the basic concept, you can use this video to learn how to crochet in a circle.

Next, I used some of the yarn and some of the glitter foam to create little firework-inspired "napkin rings."

Here's how you make them...

Gather your red, white, and blue yard.  Hold it with the ends even with the side of your index finger.  Wrap it around all four fingers several times.  Then, gently pull it off your fingers while keeping the loops in place.  Cut an extra piece of yarn (I used red) long enough to tie a knot around the loops and still have some left over for tying around the silverware... or plastic. ;)  Tie the knot around the center of the loops.  Cut the loops, tie the "pom" around the napkins, and glue a foam star on top (if you choose).  Then, you have yourself some easy and festive "napkin rings."

The next piece of my "table-scape," was the centerpiece.  I wanted something super simple and casual, as well as super easy.  

I used some left over ribbon from my wreath to tie around the vase and stuck a few red and white carnations inside.  Then, to add some extra pizazz, I used some left over red floral wire and glitter foam to add some stars.  

Here's how I created the stars...

Draw stars on the back side of the glitter foam.  Cut a little square around the star, along with another square the same size.  Put glitter sides together, and cut along the lines of your star to create two matching stars.  Turn them so back sides are together, and use hot glue to attach them to the floral wire.  Create as many as you like for your arrangement.

There you have it.  A few simple ideas to decorate for the fourth of July. :)  Hope you like them!


  1. I love these table decorations! Pretty easy way to re-use things around the house to create some pizazz!

  2. Easy and inspiring, I like it!

  3. Look at you crocheting (sp?) up a storm! What fun ideas!


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