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5.21.2018

summer kickoff: red, white & blue

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 over the years i've shared so many 'fast, cheap & easy'TM tips for decorating...
and my faves are always the party themes!

the 'official' start of summer is on the horizon! 
don't you agree that summer parties should be EASY to pull together? 
uncomplicated? fun? whimsical? and inexpensive? i thought you would! 
so let's use stuff we already have - nothing precious or expensive, just simple.

continue reading for one of my easiest centerpieces EVER - plus a few helpful tips...

red white and blue, junk, repurpose, summer, party decor, entertaining, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Fourth of July, tablescape,  homewardFOUNDdecor.com
red white and blue, summer, junk, repurpose, party decor, entertaining, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Fourth of July, tablescape,  homewardFOUNDdecor.com
for a fun centerpiece that takes all of ten minutes to create, this is my solution:
a collection of glass bottles that hold flowers and flags, for patriotic flair - 
i even included colorful glass watering globes for a quirky accent!

with this method, simple flowers from your yard, the grocer, or farmer's market go a long way -
red geraniums, daisies, and agapanthus in white and blue are perfect for a patriotic theme, 
as they resemble fireworks!

i've used old Coke and Pepsi bottles here - old ones are found at thrift & vintage shops, 
or just buy some new ones filled with Coke and drink it!
TIP: wash old bottles with HOT water, a squirt of lemon juice, and epsom salt.
swirl the solution around inside the bottle, and the salt will scrub the bottom clean!

but that's not all: 
i even have a way to use the cardboard carrier that those bottles come in!
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load it up with napkins and flatware for an easy way to corral them on a table or buffet.
or, fill the compartments with condiments for burgers & hot dogs off the bbq!

of course, i can't mention 'red white and blue' without including THIS idea:
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this flavored water creation is my most popular pin EVER from this blog!

just put frozen blueberries into a container, add cold water and ice, then fresh strawberry halves.
the layers stay separate and the effect is red, white & blue stripes. 
it's a beautiful way to offer water to your guests -  and a patriotic addition to your summer soirees!

find MORE EASY IDEAS for patriotic summer decor 
here  . here . here . here and here 

shared online:

the how to home | project inspire{d} #274

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