I found the cutest little bottle crate at the thrift store the other day and swooped it up as soon as I saw it. It was painted a nice enough grey color, but I wanted it to be a little more neutral.
So out came the white paint so that I could make a fun Fourth of July decoration.
With some cleaned out Starbucks bottles, some patriotic fillers and a nice red, white and blue bow, I made a really fun centerpiece that sits on my mantle.
I thought about painting the crate red, white and blue, but I wanted to be able to use it for any holiday or occasion. Painting it white will make it a lot more versatile.
I usually try to make one new decoration each year but this year I made 2. I saw a tutorial from Confessions of a Plate Addict on making your own rag balls. I had been wanting to try making my own so off to Hobby Lobby I went and found the perfect stars and stripes fabric.
I kind of like the crazy strings and think I will leave them nice and rustic like that. I have a feeling there will be more of these rag balls in my future!
On the same thrifting trip, I also found this tray that is in serious need of a makeover. I am not quite sure what I am going to do to it so if you have any ideas for me, let me know! And I'll be sure to share the makeover when I get it done.
I also found another one of these vintage clam shell metal serving tray. This one is a different color and pattern than the one I have and I am pretty sure I have started a new collection!
I have the week off for 4th of July and I can't wait! I have nothing planned really but will take full advantage of being home. It's 109° outside right now and has been sweltering all weekend. I will probably just try to keep cool all week!