Table Decor: 4th of July Feast

MacSuzie | 4th of July Table Decor - Quick and easy (and cheap!) table decor for your 4th of July gathering!

All throughout this past week, I’ve been sharing some fun recipes for the 4th of July. In this post, I tell you all about the super simple decorations I put together for that table. These are cheap and easy, and would be no problem to add last minute touches to your gathering or as decor around your house.

I used serving pieces I already had, my trusty vintage ball jar, plus some bandanas and scraps of paper and fabric and ended up with a beautiful table. You can do the same – just use what you have on hand and get creative!

With my Bomb Pop Cocktail and mason jar as color inspiration, you’ll notice I decided to add in a touch of light turquoise here and there with my fabric and ribbon choices. It just helps to break up the traditional (and sometimes boring) red, white and blue.


MacSuzie | 4th of July Table Decor

 To start, I used bandanas as place mats.

 


MacSuzie | 4th of July Table Decor

Some coordinating ribbon dresses up a plain jar or old vase without much effort.

 


Keep all your toppings on top of your burger with these adorable picks!

 

MacSuzie | Homemade Veggie Burgers w/ Blue Cheese & BBQ Sauce - This hearty veggie burger will be sure to please at your next cookout. Packed with flavor, it will satisfy even the staunchest of carnivores!

Just a few scraps of paper and some stickers make boring old skewers into fun decorations. Use them on your burgers as I have, or put the flags on toothpicks and use for fruit or cupcakes.


Lastly, ditch the paper napkins and use some clean bandanas instead! Here is the step by step:

MacSuzie | 4th of July Table Decor: Bandana Napkin Pocket - such a cute way to hold silverware!

Start with the bandana laid out flat.

Fold the bottom edge toward the top, about 1/3 of the way.

 

MacSuzie | 4th of July Table Decor: Bandana Napkin Pocket - such a cute way to hold silverware!

Next, bring the top edge down to meet the edge you just folded up.

 

MacSuzie | 4th of July Table Decor: Bandana Napkin Pocket - such a cute way to hold silverware!

Flip the whole bandana over left to right so that the seam you just created is face down.

 

MacSuzie | 4th of July Table Decor: Bandana Napkin Pocket - such a cute way to hold silverware!

Now, fold the bottom edge up again about 1/3 of the way.

 

MacSuzie | 4th of July Table Decor: Bandana Napkin Pocket - such a cute way to hold silverware!

Once again, flip the whole bandana over left to right so the original edges are now face up again.

 

MacSuzie | 4th of July Table Decor: Bandana Napkin Pocket - such a cute way to hold silverware!

Fold the left and right edges to meet in the middle.

 

MacSuzie | 4th of July Table Decor: Bandana Napkin Pocket - such a cute way to hold silverware!

Then, fold the left and right edges to meet in the middle again.

 

MacSuzie | 4th of July Table Decor: Bandana Napkin Pocket - such a cute way to hold silverware!

To complete the napkin, fold the left edge over in half all the way to the right edge. Now you have your pocket!

 

MacSuzie | 4th of July Table Decor: Bandana Napkin Pocket - such a cute way to hold silverware!

Secure a scrap piece of fabric or a large width ribbon with a paper clip. (Very MacGyver, right? Hahahaha!) This helps keep the napkin from coming unfolded before you want it to, but isn’t permanent like hot glue.

 

Bandana MacSuzie | 4th of July Table Decor: Bandana Napkin Pocket - such a cute way to hold silverware!Pocket-10

As the final touch, flip the napkin over so the paper clip is faced down and tie a smaller coordinating ribbon around the center.

 

For a finished look, trim the ends into an inverted V.

 

MacSuzie | 4th of July Table Decor: Bandana Napkin Pocket - such a cute way to hold silverware!

Add your silverware and tah dah! Bandana napkin holder!

 

MacSuzie | 4th of July Table Decor

Quickly folded into a pocket and dressed up with some fabric scraps and ribbon, these bandana napkins are festive AND won’t blow off the table. :)


Here are the 4th of July recipes I featured on my table this year:

Cocktail: The Bomb Pop

Main Dish: Homemade Veggie Burger w/Blue Cheese & BBQ Sauce

Sides: Tin Foil “Camping” Potatoes & In-Husk Roasted Corn

Dessert: Mini Red, White & Blueberry Strawberry Shortcakes

MacSuzie | 4th of July Feast - Check out my party table for the 4th of July! Quick decor and easy recipes, plus a cocktail for good measure :)

Happy 4th of July, Everyone!

6 Responses to Table Decor: 4th of July Feast

  1. Jill Voliva Jill Voliva says:

    CUTE! i love the mason jars with the bandanas.

  2. Link won’t open – says page can’t be found?!?

  3. Love this! Did you make your flowers? Those are so cool

    • Mac Suzie Mac Suzie says:

      Nope, they were $1.50 a piece at the local craft store :) Major steal! Especially since it seems I have so much burlap decor around the house, LOL

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