DIY Patriotic Centerpiece
When you hear the National Anthem, do you get choked up as I do? Does seeing the flag flying high make you want to stop and salute? There is just something about being an American, and man, am I proud to be one. Cue the Lee Greenwood song – “And I’m proud to be an American, Where at least I know I’m free…”
Let me just tell you this DIY patriotic centerpiece gives me all the feels for this land that I love. This red, white, and blue patriotic centerpiece would be the perfect home decor for your front entry table, your living room mantle, or to use as decoration for your 4th of July BBQ table. Where you will, without a doubt, be blasting that classic American song!
“Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land,
God bless the USA!”
Other diy Patriotic decor ideas:
- 5 wooden stars (alternative: foam board)
- Red, white, and blue patriotic scrapbook paper
- Blue Ball Mason jars
- Sanding block
- Mod Podge
- Paint brush
- Sanding block
- Decorative Thick Paper Straws
- Iron and wax paper
- Mini Wooden banner Tags
- Waverly Paint: Lacquer (Red), Ocean (Blue), and White
- Permanent marker (Posca black)
- Patriotic Ribbon
- Roses or any faux flower (Red, white and blue)
- Patriotic scarf or fabric
- Dough bowl
STEPS for your diy patriotic Centerpiece:
1 – Grab your 5 wooden stars. Tip: If you don’t have enough wooden stars for your project, you can create some using the star shape as a template and cutting it out of foam board. Cut out with your Exacto knife.
2 – Grab your patriotic paper and place your stars on top to trace. You will cover the front and back of your stars, so cut enough stars out!
3 – When cutting out your traced stars, leave a little edge so they are a little larger. (We will sand off edges later.)
4 – Doing the dry technique of Mod Podge, grab your brush and paint your fronts of the wooden stars first. Let dry.
5 – Grab some fun colorful straws and use them as your dowels for your stars to stand up from your blue ball mason jars. Connect 2 straws together to create some length by simply twisting one straw into the other, as you did as a little kid. Tip* You could add moss, coffee beans, filler paper, rice, tiny stones, etc. to the base of your jars if your connected straws aren’t working.
6 – With iron and wax paper, place your star papers on top of your wooden stars. The heat will activate the Mod Podge and make it adhere without lumps or creases. Do this for all of your wooden stars. Mix and match your colored papers for fun.
7 – Grab your sanding block and move in a downward direction, remove those paper edges from your wooden stars. This will smooth out those edges.
9 – Repeat the dry technique with Mod Podge, scrapbook paper, wax paper, irons, sanding all on the opposite side of your wooden stars.
9 – Set aside.
10 – With your tiny wooden banner tags, and some red, white, and blue paint, start painting one of each color. Use a heat gun to speed up the drying process.
11 – With your Black Posca Marker, write U, S, and A, on your painted mini wooden banner tags.
12 – Grab your straws and hot glue in the center of your wooden stars. Trim the lengths to pop out of your jar how you like. Tip: We will add some flowers so keep that in mind for your height.
13 – Grab some jute and weave it through one mini wooden tag. Tie on to your Ball Mason Jar. Repeat for all jars.
14 – With your fancy patriotic ribbon, add an embellishment to the top of your jar to make it pop. Tip: Use rafia if you don’t have any ribbon.
15 – Add your Mason Jars to your dough bowl. Weave a patriotic scarf or fabric for an added touch. Insert your stars and faux red, white, and blue flowers into your jars any way you like. Play with it and have fun.
When finished, feel free to ask Alexa to play the “National Anthem”, “God Bless America”, or my favorite, “Proud to be an American.”
Just pin this DIY Patriotic Centerpiece below to find the instructions later!