Saturday, June 29, 2013

Patriotic Bottles and Patriotic Party at Be Inspired

Are you looking for something a little different for your July 4th decor? Something to use on your table for some Patriotic fun with individual place settings, mini flower vases, flag holders or just a little favor for your guests to take home?






I'm always on the lookout for old glass bottles at the flea or antique mall. You can usually find them for a dollar or two. Or if you don't have old bottles any clear glass bottle would work, even screw cap bottles that are now lurking in your fridge.




These are images I downloaded from one of my CD ROMs
 from Dover Publications for July 4th and Patriotic images.




These would be so unique at each place setting with a little American Flag,
or could be used also as a place card if you'd like to get even more creative
in using paper flags with each guests name written on it.



Lot's of fun in a grouping on a stack of old red/white/blue books.





I wanted to put together a few for my window ledge above the sink,
where I always have a few ivy starts growing.



There are some free Patriotic images over at The Graphics Fairy that you might want to try. I just printed mine out, cut them out, and then used Matte Mod Podge lightly to adhere them to the bottle. Be careful not to wipe them with water or get too saturated, or the colors might bleed. Mine did just a little but I liked the vintage look.



Here are links to a couple of posts I did a few years ago with Halloween Bottles and Christmas Bottles. I've also made them for Valentines Day, Easter, and Thanksgiving. A larger image could also be used on bigger bottles filled with colorful candies. I thought that layered red white and blue jelly beans in a larger apothecary jar would also be fun. There are lot's of ways to use them, and they add a easy to make, quick vintage touch to your holiday decor.

Update on a date change...

Get all your July 4th and Patriotic posts ready for next week's Be Inspired Party. I'm going to start earlier this week on Wednesday Evening July 3rd, that way we have more time to enjoy the party and still get some quick ideas and inspiration for our July 4th get togethers. You can link up posts past and present that have a Patriotic theme, and if you don't have those, "whatever has been inspiring you this week" works too.





Joining in for these great parties this week:

Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Make it Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings
Tweak it Tuesday at Cozy Little House
The Scoop at Cedar Hill Ranch
Knick of Time Tuesday
Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life

Have a great weekend!
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