For this Independence Day, I've taken blue burlap and created an airy wreath that includes all of the holiday colors, but not in an expected arrangement. The iridescent ribbons float around the soft arc of the burlap loops, and a cluster of snow-white florets with ruby hearts anchors the lower half. The base wreath can be used for other projects, with the removal of the red and blue ribbons. I created the white flower cluster out of white paper doilies and clear glass beads that I colored red with a marker. A white tulle bow serves as the hanger.
Here are close-ups of the flower cluster and one of the iridescent bows.
For a centerpiece at our cookout, the inclusion of the patriotic colors had also to be practical. This skyrocket-in-a-can does double duty: as a weight to hold tablecloths in place, and as a decoration that is not only playful, but playable...the pinwheels may be removed easily so the young (or young at heart!) may play with them. (I thought the Dollar Tree pinwheels would be fun for the kids, if they opted to play with them.) Otherwise, it is just a whimsical, colorful addition to the cookout tables. I used some of the extra burlap to cover Dollar Tree buckets, and the red tinsel was something I had left over from topping Christmas gift baskets.
Another Red,White & Blue Door decoration idea!
More centerpiece ideas too!