July 4th Centerpiece

I needed a 4th of July centerpiece. I’ve been trying to use the supplies I have on hand, so no running to Hob Lob, Roberts or Ben Franklin for me. This is what I came up with. Three random wood candle holders, some twine, 

A faded platter and some clear and black plastic stars. I’m trying to figure out why I had these stars (they’re kind of strange).

Then I got into my spray paint stash for red, white and blue spray paint.

The platter got painted red.

The stars white, of course.

And the candle holders blue.

I like the tall candle holder, but it’s not a chunky as the others and looked out of place to me. I used the twine to beef it up a little by wrapping it around the skinniest part and securing it with hot glue.

It still wasn’t thick enough, so I wrapped it again going back up toward the top. It looks much better now.

And here’s the finished centerpiece.

Kind of fun and whimsical.

I like my new centerpiece and especially that it was free. Sometimes it’s nice to have a stash of random stuff. Just remember to keep it organized (wink)!

I’m linking to:

Tutorial Tuesday at Hope Studios

Get Your Craft On Tuesday at Today’s Creative Blog

Trash to Treasure Tuesday at Reinvented

Patriotic Parade Linky Party at Craftaholics Anonymous

Power of Paint Party at Domestically Speaking

Penny Pinching Party at THe Thrifty Home

Thrifty Thursday at Bloggeritaville

Transformation Thursday at THe Shabby Chic Cottage

Look At Me Party at Fun To Craft

Frugal Friday at The Shabby Nest

Frugalicious Friday at Finding Fabulous

Forth of July Party at It’s A Blog Party

Weekend Wrap Up Party at Tatertots and Jello

Saturday Is Crafty Day at Along For The Ride

Craftastic Monday at Sew Can Do

Making the World Cuter Monday at Making The World Cuter

Visit thecsiproject.com

Stars and Stripes Party at Centsational Girl
Red White and Blue All Over at Somewhat Simple

{ 20 comments… add one }
  • Staci Johnson June 21, 2010, 10:30 pm

    How funny, I just linked up a 4th of July centerpiece to the party as well! I love you clever idea!!

  • Beverly @ The Buzz June 22, 2010, 5:27 am

    Looks good. I really like the twine–it adds a lot of texture.

  • Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage June 22, 2010, 7:01 am

    Love that Leanne!!

  • Danielle @ Life on Dahlia Lane June 22, 2010, 8:34 am

    It’s adorable, very Americana! Nice job 🙂

  • down bedding June 22, 2010, 8:38 am

    This is such a fun & brilliant idea.

  • MessyMissy June 22, 2010, 10:48 am

    Very simple and pretty!! love that blue hue!!

  • Lisa June 22, 2010, 1:04 pm

    Wow! What a smart idea…super cute. 😀

  • VintageGeek June 22, 2010, 2:29 pm

    Hey Leanne! Thanks so much for commenting on my blog!

    This centerpiece is awesome, and just my kind of simple decorating craft. You might also consider participating in Diary of a Craftaholic’s Patriotic Linky Party Parade. She’s featuring all red, white, and blue projects until July 5th.

  • ColleenwithMurals&More June 22, 2010, 3:02 pm

    It’s amazing what we have ‘laying around’ the house, isn’t it? The stars, though – they were the clincher!
    It’s just beautiful.

    Would love for you to stop by Thursday & link it up to Fab Finds for the Fourth!

  • meghan June 22, 2010, 6:35 pm

    How freakin creative are you!
    Love this!

  • DogsMom June 23, 2010, 5:10 pm

    Looks patriotic and fun.
    Love using found objects.

  • denisemarie June 24, 2010, 6:49 am

    great job!! way to use what you had on hand. I gotta do a few of those myself.

  • Jessica @ This Blessed Life June 25, 2010, 4:47 am

    This looks fabulous! Great job! (Here from FF. 🙂

  • Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking June 25, 2010, 1:34 pm

    Cute & I love the twine touch!

  • Charlene Austin June 25, 2010, 6:59 pm

    That is fantastic. Great job.

  • Wendy June 26, 2010, 12:08 pm

    That looks great!

  • Larissa Cookson June 28, 2010, 9:02 pm

    Great center piece looks expensive, but so easy to make and can be resourceful at the same time!

  • Andrea June 30, 2010, 6:20 am

    This looks awesome! I feel so unprepared for the 4th, but I will definitely have to try some of your ideas next year! Have a great day! ~Andrea

  • Robin Neorr June 30, 2010, 6:47 pm

    I love this necklace holder.

    I would be honored if you would link it to my Upcycle Awesome party over at http://www.thetshirtdiaries.com

    Hope to see you there!


  • Robin Neorr June 30, 2010, 6:48 pm

    Okay ignore that last comment. I love these candle holders. They are such a great idea and let me just say spray paint is awesome!

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