Sunday, June 28, 2015

4th of July decor & more

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!


Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hi Trisha, wow I love the patriotic decorations you made for the 4th of July! I hope you have a lovely week and nice 4th of July too!
Julie xo

Unknown said...

Hi, Trisha, thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comment on my summer mantel. I see you've got your mantel decorated beautifully for the 4th of July. You've got some great thrifted finds that you've turned into beauties. Aren't thrift stores the best! Have a great week off, enjoy the 4th.


Dreaming of Vintage said...

Hi Trisha! I love your July 4th decorations! Have a fun time off!

Unknown said...

This is all so cute!

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

Conniecrafter said...

looks great, love the banner on the fireplace!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful red, white and blue, Trisha :) I hope you had a nice 4t of July.

Thank you for sharing this lovely post with Roses of Inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Cute! I love crates like this. I bought one from Goodwill recently, and it was also gray, and I painted it white! Great minds think alike! Haha! Thanks for sharing at the Submarine Sunday Link Party!

Connie said...

I love your mantel design . . . so pretty.
Hope you had a wonderful 4t of July!
Connie :)

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Hi Trisha, your mantel is so pretty and patriotic. The bottle crate is can use it for many holidays. Thank you so much for your sweet visit and comforting words. xo