2 Easy Patriotic Table Centerpieces with Things You Already Have

June 9, 2015 Katja Presnal

Easy 4th of July table setting with succulents

Easy table centerpiece for 4th of July parties

This might not be your typical 4th of July centerpiece, but in case you are looking for easy ways to decorate your table, check this out. And just forget about the American flags and these go for any summer backyard party! The best part: you might even have everything needed already around the house.

You will need:
Succulents
Small basket
Wine corks
American mini-flags
Half an egg carton
Plastic liner/plate
Newspaper / paper liner
(Good to have also potting soil)

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1. Place the paper liner first in the basket. I just used some wrapping paper.
2. Place a plastic liner and a small plate in the basket to keep the water in.
3. If you don’t have potting soil, make sure your succulents are planted high enough – you can give them a lift by adding half an egg carton under them.
4. Add the succulents in the basket.
5. Ideally add potting soil to fill in the cracks, but no worries if you don’t have any on hand. I faked it by adding wine corks on the top, but small rocks would work too.
6. Add the flags and you are done!

Tin can vase

You probably already know, I love to recycle everything, and I like to reuse my food cans by DIY soup can craft, or by decoupaging them. If you truly want a last-minute craft – just wash the tin can and wrap thin twine yarn around it. I just tied it first on the bottom and then again on the top, and I didn’t even use glue.

To make sure my delicate flowers won’t fly out of the vase, I used again pieces of an egg carton inside the vase. I punched a few holes and stuck the flowers in the holes. I just added so many flowers that the egg carton reminds my little secret.

Soup can vase for summer parties

easy table setting for summer parties

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Katja Presnal shows how to live Nordic inspired life to the fullest and plan your dream life. Katja owns Presnal5 strategic marketing intelligence agency and wants to help marketing professionals to combine a dream career and dream life via freelance work.Katja is an award-winning marketing strategist, and a well-known speaker. Katja has lived in five different countries, and seven states in the USA. Her three children were all born in different countries within three years. When not working or jet-setting the world, Katja is at home cooking big family dinners.She has been featured in NY Times, Glamour, Redbook, Fodor's, Forbes and Woman's Day magazines among many other national and international publications and written for MTV3 and Lifetime TV networks.

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