4th of July Table Decor

4th of July Table Decor

I’ve just uploaded a few posts I had written elsewhere with some table decorations I’ve done for the last few holidays. I’ve got a large glass jar that I found at Walmart back in January that I like to change out with different things to reflect whichever holiday is coming up next.

In February, I used pink and white candy corns for Valentine’s Day. For March I used split peas for St. Patrick’s Day, and in April I used a few bags of jelly beans for Easter.

4th of July Table Decor

For the last few holiday-less months I’ve just filled up the jar with two bags of dried northern beans and one bag of dried red kidney beans and plopped it on the table for something to look at.

But while eating dinner the other night the thought struck me that it would be really easy to transform it into a quick 4th of July jar, and when Mike went to a home improvement store this morning I asked him to pick me up a few paint sample cards in dark blue (he got me red, too, but I didn’t need it). Don’t go too crazy — you only need a few. If you don’t feel comfortable using paint cards, construction paper will work too.

4th of July Table Decor

I free-handed a few stars out of the paint chips and slid them down into the jar in front of the beans. Voila! A craft easy enough for even me to do.


Easter Table Jar

Easter Table Decor

I’ve posted before about my new favorite holiday decoration, my “table jar.” It’s a large glass jar I picked up at Walmart for $4 along with a cheap candle. I fill it with something holiday- or season-specific each month and stick it on my dining table.

For Valentine’s Day I found some cute pink and white candy corn, and for St. Patrick’s Day this month I used split peas.

For Easter I didn’t strain my brain too much and just used some jellybeans.

Unfortunately, I used jellybeans that I love (Starburst, argh). I did look for cheap, off-brand jellybeans at the store, but Starburst was all I found.

This month’s decoration might involve an exercise in self-control.

[originally posted at pinspired.org]