Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Last Minute Tips for a Stylish 4th of July!

Some of the styling tricks I used for Better Homes and Gardens "Glory Days" feature. The magazine features an outstanding 4th of July tips for a super fun celebration.

#4thofJuly table setting summer flags

Oil hurricane lamps, red ticking runner and 12 yards of 3/8" roping makes a stunning centerpiece!

Fourth of July napkin holder, flag

Wrap a flag around a napkin! The flag napkin ring! 

rope around pot

Turn a large terra cotta pot into a ice cooler. Glue gun on yardage of roping to make it special,
 fill with ice!

Angel Food cake

Little toothpick flags turn any store bought or home made cake into a red, white, and blue  party cake in seconds.

Licorace 4th of July

Place assorted glass cookie jars, and fill them with summer treats for your guests.

Red white and blue water bottle, Remove lables: Wrap water bottle with small flags, use double stick tape down the back to hold.

summer mantel

scatter collections of canning jars filled with flowers and flags , how easy is that

birthday treats

Treat pails: Each guest gets a different number.  You can find adhesive numbers at Loews.


  1. Your ideas are great. I like the wrapped water bottles idea most ofall. Happy 4th to you...

  2. Wish I had read this before the 4th...gonna have to remember to use Cracker Jacks in our 4th of July celebrations. They add just the perfect touch of Americana to the table decor (and taste good too!)

  3. I don't think it's proper treatment of our flag to wrap it around napkins...