Tuesday, June 30, 2009

How to make an Easy 4th of July Centerpiece

Here is an easy centerpiece that will look great on your picnic spread for the 4th of July!

Materials:
Large can
Mod Podge
Ribbon (I used red and blue)
4th of July color papers
Scissors
Adhesive
Straws
Sand (I got mine from the beach- they wont miss it!)
1.) Mark on you paper how tall your can is to cut off a piece to wrap around the outside.
2.) Cut the paper and attach to can using strong adhesive (You could use Mod Podge for this too)

3.)Fill your can with sand.
4.)Fold the paper that you are using in half. I also used scraps from last weeks project. We are folding them in Half because we need two of the shape we are cutting out and they need to be the same!

5.) On all your papers draw a star shape. I free-handed mine but your could print off some stars from clip art if you want. I made 5 star shapes, each on was a little different.


6.) Cut out all your stars (you should have 2 of each)
7.) Cut short pieces of ribbon and attach them to the back side of the stars using mod podge.

8.) Mod podge the whole star and place a straw in the middle (I left the bendy part out so that I could bend it in the can once it is finished). Mod Podge the other star that matched and place on top (Being careful to line up the edges. )
9. I mod podged the outside of the stars as well to give them more strength. Arrange the stars in the can and tie a bow around and you are done!

Happy 4th of July Everyone!

11 comments :

Andy Porter said...

Look how easy that is!! It is so darn cute!

Daisy Day said...

What a fun idea! I have a large star punch that would make this so easy to do! Thank you for the inspiration, I think I'll do this at our family celebration. You have a darling blog, thank you!

itsadaisyday.blogspot.com

Misty said...

Cute idea!! I'm going to have to make me one of these!!

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

Cute! Love this idea!

Lisa said...

Very cute and easy (my kind of project).

Lisa

Jennifer Poppy said...

What a great way to celebrate! Good job:)

The DIY Show Off said...

So cute and creative! Perfect patriotic centerpiece! Great job!

Amy Anderson said...
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Amy Anderson said...

This is very cute. I'm starting to love holiday projects more and more! Thanks for the fun visit to your blog :D

Amy
http://modpodgerocks.blogspot.com

Beth said...

Such an easy and cute idea! Thanks for sharing it :).

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Visiting from Kimba's party. :) What an adorable project!!!

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