I love to decorate for the holidays, all holidays. Sometimes I go big, sometimes just a few touches. The 4th of July isn’t one of the major holidays where I go all out with decorations but I like to add a few festive touches throughout the house. Update the centerpieces, mantel, and front patio.
I like to change up my centerpieces on a few of my tables – dining room table, kitchen table, kitchen island, and living room coffee table. I have a few shelves in my linen closet with vases, jars, pitchers, candleholders, candles, and trays that I use along with a few holiday-specific accents.
Bouquet of Patriotic Pinwheels
Pitchers, glass vases, milk glass, and canning jars can be used year-round. Add a festive touch to make it fit the holiday rather than having a completely separate set of decorations for every holiday and season. Saves money and a lot of space.
Pinwheels are so fun. Plus they make a great filler for vases and pitchers. These same vases usually have silk forsythia for spring and red berry stems for Christmas. For the 4th of July, the blue-tinted antique canning jars or ceramic white pitchers are perfect.
Candles in Festive Canning Jars
Canning jars, antique or new, can be used for lots of decorative purposes. They make great vases or candle holders. They’re available in clear glass and sometimes you can find them blue tinted ones. You can also paint the jars.
Trays are a great way to tie together a group of jars or vases for a centerpiece. It’s good to have a few metal and wood trays to rotate for decorations in your home. Use ribbon, and bakers twine to decorate the jars. Wide burlap ribbon is wrapped around the jars and held on with a festive ribbon. For one of the jars, I added a paper doily stamped with a blue star placed over the burlap ribbon and wrapped with red and white bakers twine. Add tea lights or votives to the jars.
A third simple idea is to use glass hurricane vase with a red pillar candle. Wrap a wide piece of patriotic ribbon around the vase and you’re set. You could even add some colored sand, pebbles, or glass pebbles to the bottom of the vase.
All simple ideas. Each only takes a few minutes to put together using supplies you can use throughout the year with a few updates in red, white, and blue. Enjoy! Happy 4th!
Looking for more Fourth of July inspiration: