Wednesday, July 2, 2014

my Tutorial to make a Patriotic table centerpiece




Happy Fourth of July from all at the Brayton Homestead. 
It is an especially fun holiday to decorate for. This season it started with the bottom half of my dad's
rusted tackle box. If you do not have a tackle box, a wood box, ceramic dish or white
ironstone tureen would be great.


I have held on to that box for decades! A few pots  of pansies right in their plastic containers went in first,  white then red then white, 3 square pots in all.  


Then I added dollar store flags in each pot. Not liking that I could see the plastic of the pots, I cut a strip of read check gingham cotton fabric and places it around all three pots, tucking it in a bit but not enough to get wet when I watered it.


I forgot to mention that I took a few plastic cups of rocks from my stone driveway and placed them in the bottom of the tackle box. I would recommend using clean rocks, white or grey, available by the bag in many craft stores. 


The homestead, circa 1796 begs to be dressed with red white and blue, and is easy to
decorate. A small addition of color as in this tackle box patriotic arrangement could fit in any room in your home.


Hope you enjoyed...
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Thank you for visiting the Homestead,
Karen

4 comments:

White Lace and Promises said...

I love it!!!

Karen Doyle said...

thanks White Lace and Promises. hope you try it, it is so easy...

Karen

xinex said...

Oh how pretty! I love the Uncle Sam too...Christine

Ivy and Elephants said...

That bank is just FABULOUS! Love your patriotic decor and that bench!
Boy oh boy, I love your treasure filled home! Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Patti