LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Planning a festive Fourth of July party? Chris Olsen with Botanica Gardens stopped by "THV 11 This Morning" with some great decorating tips for your holiday get-together.
Red, White and Blue
Make your garden and patio look patriotic for July 4th. Simple and inexpensive projects is what summer is all about. Just take Terra-Cotta pots and spray paint the red, white and blue in any design your heart desires. I like to do stars and stripes. Just take masking tape or painters tape and do the stripes and for the stars all you have to do is stick star shape decals to the pot. Last just spray paint the pot and when dry, remove tape and decals. Now for the final touch, plant with an assortment of red, white and blue flowers and foliage plants. Add a small flag or two and your are ready for a party.
Great projects for the kids. Make your Independence Day one to remember this year. Here are some fun projects that are sure to make your home festive and vibrant with American pride.
4th of July Festive Garland:
It's America's birthday, so let's celebrate with this super easy festive garland! This festive garland has a little "sparkle" by using Aluminum Foil! You will need Aluminum Foil, red tissue paper, blue construction paper, a button or bead, needle and thread. Cut lots of small to medium size squares using the Aluminum Foil, red tissue paper, and blue construction paper. After threading your needle, first add the button or bead and secure your knot. Then begin threading your squares alternating Aluminum Foil, red tissue paper, Aluminum Foil, blue construction paper, etc. You will need several squares to create a full and festive garland. This super easy garland will add "spunk and sparkle" to your 4th of July celebration!
Red tissue paper
Blue construction paper
Button or bead
Needle and thread
4Th of July Candle Votives:
Your table is set, and it's time to add a bit of light to your 4Th of July table! Gather any size clear glass jars or vases. Next, use red and white striped and blue and white striped clotheslines (found at the dollar store) and wrap the clotheslines around the jars and vases. Secure your first piece with a dab of hot glue at the base of the jar and vase. Wrap the clotheslines around the jar and vase securing with hot glue periodically. Be creative...wrap one jar with all red and white, another vase with the blue and white clothesline, or mix them both together!
Clear glass jars and vases
Red and white and blue and white clothesline (found at the dollar store)
Hot glue gun/ hot glue