Check out my 4th of July table decor. What do you think?
I don’t think I’ve ever decorated for the 4th of July before. I’m not sure why; I just haven’t. I wouldn’t have this year, but I’ve been itching to make this table runner out of screen door moulding. I saw the idea at Lowe’s Creative Ideas – if you haven’t visited there, you should!!
Do you like my little patriotic table runner? I was originally planning to stain the wood dark, but for some reason when I went to purchase the wood, red, white and blue flashed through my mind (could have been the American Flags in the store).
Of course, you can’t have a table runner without something to put on it. Right? So I put together a few other decorations for my table. Since I had everything but the wood on-hand, my 4th of July table decorations cost me about $12.
Here’s how I put it all together:
I bought 4 pieces of Stain Grade Pine Screen Moulding (¼” x ¾” x 8-ft) from Lowe’s for $2.80 each.
I painted 3 pieces of the moulding; one red, one white, and one blue (I had some excellent help with this).
When I finished painting and started calculating for my cuts, I realized that my guess about the dimension had been off (I seldom follow directions) – and I’d need all four pieces that I’d purchased. After calculating and re-calculating, I cut each piece of moulding(all 4) into 7, 13” pieces (there was a little unused piece from each piece of moulding left). Then, I painted all the unfinished pieces and ends.
Once the paint dried, I laid out my pattern, cut natural jute to 4 times the length of the table runner (as it was laid out), and started tying. Again, I didn’t follow the directions; mine was modified slightly. I doubled the jute I’d cut, attached it to the end piece, and tied between each subsequent slat. At the other end, I tied it off so it looked good. Then I repeated on the other side. I did have to work the jute on the slats a little to keep it all even.
I had styrofoam balls, scraps of fabric, and jute; I covered each ball a little different.
Glass Plates Stand
I needed a display for the cute balls, so I glued a dinner and salad plate to a glass candle holder with E-6000 glue. I LOVE that stuff!!
Yarn Wrapped Star
This was a giant cookie/cake cutter from The Pampered Chef that I wrapped in yarn.
Fabric Pom Poms
I made several Jute-Wrapped Bottles jars back in January for a display in my dining room. I used one of those to stand my fabric pom poms.
To make the pom poms, I cut fabric into pieces about 4″ x 3″. I cut strips the long way, about 1/2″ wide, leaving about 1/2″ at the top uncut. Then I glued the pieces onto a wooden dowel. I think these are SO CUTE.
Finally, the painting was an after-thought because I thought my table decor needed something else.
My decor is not too elaborate this year, but I’m already thinking ahead to what I can add to my 4th of July decor for next year (wreath, bunting, candle sticks). I’ll probably put this out again for Labor Day.
What do you think I should add? I’d love for you to share comments or links to your pictures and tutorials to give me more ideas.
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