What better way to celebrate Independence Day than with a red, white and blue themed outdoor party! This year instead of relying on the same flimsy discount store decorations why not try using unique items to make your party stand out.
Painted mason jar utensil holders present the perfect opportunity to bring bright colors to your table. Click here for the instructions. The trick is to use painters tape to guide your brush strokes so the dividing lines are sharp and straight.
If you have a wooden door facing your party area try adorning it with a homemade flag wreath. The basic idea is to tie colorful plastic pieces around a wire frame to make a unique decoration that stands out and can be reliably stored for next year. The instructions are here.
Red, White and Blue linen napkins
Bring a touch of class to your outdoor party by ditching the cheap paper napkins and instead bring a stack of our blue starfish or red lobster napkins linen napkins. You won’t have to worry about slight breezes blowing them around your yard.
This is quick and easy. Use a star-shaped cookie cutter to punch out pieces from watermelon slices. The watermelon pieces will be a rich patriotic red and the watermelon slices with negative star spaces will also look fetching.
Tie-Dye flag tablecloth
This is an ambitious project, but well worth the effort to make your table the toast of the town. Use white glue to prevent the dye from reaching star-shaped areas in the blue field in the center and surround it with red and white stripes using rubber bands. The full instructions are here.