Sunday, June 20, 2010

July 4th Decorating

Remember my 3-tiered cake stand from this post?  Well, I came up with a way to use it for a July 4th table centerpiece.  Here's what I started with:

Using anything I could find around the house that was small and square/rectangular (yes, I borrowed some wood blocks from Nate), I created this:

Using some tissue paper, fabric scraps, and ribbon, I came up with three tiers of presents.  Because, who doesn't love presents??  Even fake ones are cute and sweet.  I added the gumballs at the last minute and still feel a little ambivalent about them (I keep eating them!)

14 comments:

Stef said...

Your centerpiece is so awesome!! Thanks for sharing!

Pearl Girl said...

such a cute and clever idea! I guess you could do this for about any holiday.
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Pearl Girl said...

such a cute and clever idea! I guess you could do this for about any holiday.
Found you on the linky's today.
I am here-beckyscraftcloset@blogspot.com
stop by if you have the time :)

lindybasenji said...

love it! wish I had time to decorate . . . instead I keep packing/moving/unpacking. And painting. I'm never painting an entire house in one month again!

Jen said...

Great idea! Very clever :)

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

Fantastic. I love that you could change it for any holiday or event! Hope you'll stop by Thursday and link up to Fab Finds for the Fourth! This will give people some great ideas.

Donene said...

Looks great! I like that you can change it for the holidays!

Tammy said...

You are so creative. I am so jealous.

Andrea said...

This looks awesome! I feel so unprepared for the 4th, but I will definitely have to try some of your ideas next year! Have a great day! ~Andrea
http://www.andreasattic-andrea.blogspot.com

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

You had me at 'gasp' 40...me too! Yikes :)
This is a great looking display! Happy 4th!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I adore your patriotic spirit. It is red, white and bluetiful!

I hope you'll stop by for my bbq on an Anthropologie inspired white tablecloth. :)

~~Carol~~ said...

What a great idea and a very festive centerpiece! You've inspired me to get one of those cake stands for myself!
Happy 4th!
Carol~~Old Glory Cottage

Centsational Girl said...

So sweet ! Love your simple centerpiece, so festive !

Thanks for linking up this week, Happy Fourth

Kate

linda @ CraftaholicsAnonymous said...

how cute is that?! love it! Thanks for joining the Patriotic Parade!
have a safe and happy 4th!
Linda