Sunday, July 01, 2007

4th of July Decorations~Part 2

Hello everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend. On Saturday morning I put out the rest of my 4th of July decorations...

Flags went into the Geranium pots out front.




The rest of my decorations were inspired by one of my favorite books, "Sentimental Living from the Front Porch" by Alda Ellis.

I found this door hanger awhile back for a $1.00 but it had a Christmas picture on the front of it. I covered it with blue with white stars scrapbook paper and added a red bow, greenery, daisies and mini flags.


For the back porch table, I bought 1 1/2 yards of this patriotic fabric and cut out a square. Well, almost a square, my rotary cutter wasn't cooperating. ;0) Instead of sewing up the hems, I used my pinking shears all along the edges.


The centerpiece is two jars filled with white navy beans, a ribbon tied around the jar and firecrackers shooting out.


The firecrackers are actually drinking straws!


Lastly, I made a table runner made from the leftover fabric...


I got out my pinking shears again for the edges and hot glued red pom-pom trim on the ends.


Asparagus Fern, mini flags and more firecrackers in a vase.


Thank you for looking at my decorations! Now all we need are the hamburgers and hotdogs!

53 comments:

Lori B said...

Your 4th of July decorations are so pretty. Thanks for sharing the photos with us. You have a wonderful 4th.

Pam said...

Girlfriend, you are so clever!!!

I loved the straws turned firecrackers in white navy beans! What a concept!!

~ Janice ~ said...

Oh so pretty and colorful!! I love the flags in the geraniums. It looks so old fashioned! Good job!

Susan P. said...

Kelli, I LOVE your decorations for the fourth! I seriously might have to steal,(borrow;o) the idea with the straws and navy beans!! LOL You are so creative and have such a gift for making your home such a wonderful place to be! Thanks for the great inspiration!!

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Susie said...

Your decorations are so festive and creative Kelli. You truly have a flair for celebrating each special day!!
xo

Myrna said...

You are so creative!
I always like seeing what cute, pretty, clever thing you have thought up!

Barbara H. said...

Wow, this is inspiring! I love the door hanger and the jars especially. I never would have thought of adapting the door hanger that way -- very creative! Thanks for sharing!

Ruth said...

They are all adorable!! I admire you for taking the time to decorate like that.

Kitty said...

All your decorations are so fun!! You never cease to amaze me with all your creative ideas, and how cute they turn out. =)

Since the comment you left for me, I have been TRYING to do the same as you, setting aside sewing time no matter what other jobs I might still have to do... I am telling myself that if Kelli does it, I can too!! =) =)

One Lily said...

It's all so pretty but I especially like those bean jars!

diana said...

your home looks so festive. i hope you have a great 4th.

Kim said...

Really wonderful. I wish I could get it together enough to decorate. Oh well back to painting.

dot said...

YOu have things looking good Kelli! Hope you and your family enjoy the 4th.

Marie said...

Your home looks very festive. I love the idea of the beans in the jar with firecrackers!! What a neat yet simple idea!! Thanks for making me stop and think this morning!

Mrs.Garcia said...

Kelli,Happy Belated Canada Day to you.
God Bless,
Mrs.Garcia

LBP said...

Your decorations are so inspiring! I want to run right out and decorate too!

Thanks for sharing!

Mrs. C said...

I hadn't thought about using the navy beans, but they sure do look charming on your table. :)

The best thing about these decorations is that they're inexpensive. You are a talented lady! :)

PEA said...

You should be an interior AND outdoor decorater!!! I so love all the July 4th decorations you made...very clever!! xox

Amber said...

I love the door hanger. I would have never known it was a Christmas decoration. Everything came together so well!

Heather said...

Everything looks so nice, Kelli!! Hope you have a nice 4th!!
Heather

Lady Laurie said...

Oh I love all your decorations! I have wondered if that book Sentimental Living by Alda Ellis was any good. I think I will have to check it out.

Marci said...

Very very nice Kelli!!!

Dani said...

I've enjoyed getting to see all of your fourth of July decorations, thanks for sharing!

BTW, happy belated Canada day to you!

Mindy said...

Great ideas Kelli! The firecrackers are so cute!! I always enjoy your ideas and creativity!!

Storybook Woods said...

I love your centerpieces, soooo cute and creative xoxoxo Clarice

Paula said...

Great decoration ideas! Love the jar of navy beans!! Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Melissa E. said...

Wow! You really go all out!

Momma Roar said...

You make me want to buy some flags and put them outside my house. I always feel like no one will see them because we live at the end of a cul-de-sac. Maybe I'll do it this year - just for ME!

Deb said...

Kelli, you are the best holiday decorator!! I am so lacking in that area. I love the table runner!
Debbie

Anita said...

Just a short message before I go to bed:

HAVE A GREAT 4th OF JULY on Wednesday! Lots of fun & good food!

I will think of you (while I will be having a very busy day at the office)

Best wishes, Anita

Karen said...

Love your decorations, Kelli!
Happy 4th!

Trudi M said...

Oh Kelli, everything looks so cute. Tonight I'm doing the 4th thing around the house. right now I'm painting my front door, red, grrrrrr. It not an easy color for good coverage. I am add some antiquing technique. I'm adding a black wall pocket that looks very similar to your's on your door. Don't you just love pinking shears. I do! Happy 4th. Hey take a picture of your ducks for me please....

Jennifer said...

Wow! you have such a great creative gift :o) I hope you don't mind, but I am definitely going to "steal" some of your ideas! You are so talented!

Patty said...

looks wonderful Kelli, so very festive

Lynne said...

Love your decorations, Kelli, especially the flags in the geraniums. Just might borrow that one.

Jodi said...

Kelli ~ you're looking very festive! :o) Hope you enjoy your 4th celebration.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I've enjoyed seeing all your 4th of July decorations! Neat ideas!

Katherine

kim said...

Love those flags, firecrackers and white bean center pieces. They are adorable. You have a lovely house and yard. When can you come visit me and get my place spruced up? ;)
*smiles*
Kim

jar said...

Love the decorations. Happy 4th.

Mama Russell said...

You have done such a lovely job decorating for the fourth of July. I am hoping to one day be as creative. Your blog is absolutely lovely!

Terri said...

You did a nice job. I am putting things away instead of getting things out, so no decorating for me this year.

I noticed how many comments you have....your blog has gotten so popular! That's pretty nice too, don't you think?
God bless.
Terri

Naturegirl said...

You are very patriotic and creative Kelly! Great job and a wonderful role model to your children! Have fun with all the festivities!hugs NG

Sonya said...

Very pretty and such great ideas! The straw firecrackers may be my favorite part of your decorations!

smilnsigh said...

Oh you have so many 4th of July decorations out. You put me to shame. I guess we're resting on our laurels, in that we have a Red, White and Blue front of the house... all in all. But...inside... oh my! My bad. :-)

Mari-Nanci

Mrs.B. said...

Wow! Everything looks great! I especially liked the runner you made. (o:

Blessings,
~Mrs.B

Penless Thoughts said...

Very lovely and fitting as always.
Susan

Just Mom said...

I love all of your ideas. You're so clever.

Gena said...

So cute and so creative! It all looks great.

Becky said...

Your Fourth of July decorations are gorgeous!

Mrs. June Fuentes said...

Great ideas! Keep up the good work building up your lovely home!

Many blessings to you...

Elizabeth said...

Great ideas! I am definitely making the table runner with the pom poms! Maybe even placemats!

A Touch of Country said...

I have a few 4th decorations posted on my blog.

I love yours...so creative!