Can you believe we are headed towards the summer months with red, white and blue holidays? After two years of canceled events, masks and six feet of social distancing, it will be fun to celebrate with friends and family.
Do you have summer traditions for Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day?
To kick off the summer holidays I created a super cute, thrifty DIY red, white and blue tray.
DIY RED, WHITE AND BLUE TRAY
For this centerpiece, I used what I had on hand. A few items were from previous upcycle projects. Oh, wait I did buy the small sign from the dollar section at Target.
My goal was to add pops of reds and blues against the green wreath. I pulled out my oversized galvanized serving piece as the base for this patriotic tray.
I used my stash of these boxes for shades of blue. The popular retail box supports the sign and makes the sign stand out.
The blue hue continued with a single cloth gingham napkin that I tucked inside a recycled glass jar.
I was stumped for red and white decor that was not covered in hearts.
I needed something that would fit within the tray. As luck would have it I found a Christmas strand of wood bead garlands I purchased from my friend Katherine’s shop. I bought it after the holidays and never stored it with the Christmas decorations.
It was just waiting for the summer of patriotic holidays.
The beaded garland with red fabric ties was the perfect addition to the tray.
It looks perfect in this patriotic tray. What is that type of fabric called?
All I can think of are the bonnets in Little House on the Prairie.
I found a white, wood monogram with red polka dots. It was from my “monogram everything” phase.
The red and white scrolled letter added height and a bit of whimsy to the patriotic tray.
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