Since it’s summer barbecue kick-off this weekend, I’m sharing some patriotic tablescape ideas for this week’s Simple Seasonal Saturdays. If you’re having people over and need some tablescape ideas or just want to spruce up your space with some patriotic decor, I’ve got you covered!
I’m a big fan of paper plates for entertaining, especially outdoors. There are so many cute paper designs and it makes clean up so much easier. I got these paper plates, napkins, and straws at Michaels (for 50 percent off), and the “USA” napkins at Home Goods. Hobby Lobby and Target are great places to find paper goods. Amazon also has some cute patriotic plates and straws.
For placemats, I pulled from my Christmas bin – Memorial Day and 4th of July is the time to bust out that Christmas red! If you don’t have placemats, consider scrapbook paper or wrapping paper (Michaels has both).
And for glasses, mason jars are perfect for summer. I used Pioneer Woman’s mason jars, sold at Walmart with the lids and plastic straws (not pictured), but any mason jars would do.
Recognize the ribbon on the mason jar from my patriotic centerpiece from last week’s post? It’s always great to use extra supplies to tie things together. The name tags are from Hobby Lobby.
I got the plastic cutlery at Party City (love that they are colorful and look real) and the napkins are from Michaels. I used the ribbon from the centerpieces and then put them in the center of the table = functional decor.
And if you don’t have a wooden box, you can use a runner, wrapping paper, fabric or put placemats together.
I also like to add in some wall decor for a focal point. I found these fans on Amazon to hang on the window, and the best way I’ve found to hang fans is to hot glue them to paper first.
And if you want to layer them, it’s best to paper clip them.
Then I cut around the brown paper and used duct tape to secure it on the window frame.
I got the bunting at Target Dollar Spot, but it’s easy to DIY with some fabric, string and liquid stitch, if you don’t sew.
And now it’s a patriotic and festive space!
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The tutorial for the sunflower patriotic centerpiece is here.
And for more summer decor ideas, you might like this patriotic ribbon flag,
Or this easy summer wreath.
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