4th of July Party

Below are some great DIY decorations for your weekend 4th of July Party!

Festive Centerpieces for the Fourth of July, How to below (adapted from http://blogs.babycenter.com/life_and_home/6-festive-centerpieces-for-the-4th-of-july/)

What you Need:

  • Vases
  • Blue food coloring
  • Red roses
  • White daisies
  • Mini American flags

How to:

  • Fill vases up with water
  • Mix blue food coloring in water
  • Mix coloring until color desired
  • Add daisies
  • Add roses
  • Place mini American Flag

Voila!

DIY Patriotic Banners, the how to below (adapted from http://partiesforpennies.com/2013/06/4th-of-july-decorations-using-paper-bags/#.UcIKSOC0J8s)

What you'll Need:

  • Paper bags - It takes two paper bags to make one "fan" of this bunting (paper Bags can be from Whole Foods or Trader Joes)
  • Acrylic paint- 2 small bottles of each color
  • Large foam brush
  • Smaller paint brush
  • Star stencil or you can make your own star and use that as stencil
  • Glue gun
  • Twine

How to:

  1. Start by cutting off the handles of the bag & the bottom portion. You should be left with a long rectangle (not the bottom portion).
  2. Lay your rectangle flat & paint a red stripe across the bottom & top of the length. I used a large foam brush for this red stripe.
  3. With a smaller paint brush, paint a thin stripe (facing inward) next to the red stripe.
  4. inally paint a large navy stripe down the center. TIP: These stripes don't have to be perfectly straight.
  5. Once the navy stripe is dry, paint the stars every couple of inches. Like I said, I used a cookie cutter but you can use a stencil, a stamp or make your own.
  6. Make sure all the paint is dry, then fold it up accordion-style beginning with the short end.
  7. Attach another rectangle (or bag) using a glue gun.
  8. Spread these out like a fan and secure by taking a piece of cardstock, generously covering it in glue, and adhering it to the top (back) portion of your fan.
  9. Lastly, attach a piece of twine or string to the backs of all your patriotic fans.

Enjoy your holiday Weekend!