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4th of July Decor Ideas for Your Dining Table

The Fourth of July is such a fun holiday to celebrate! Its so warm and sunny outside, birds chirping, the food is delicious, and the fireworks continue to amaze and inspire awe year after year.


While the fireworks may take your breath away, most of the time the decor doesn't. Being creative with your Fourth decor is incredibly easy and you can manage something spectacular on almost any budget. Whether you simply follow these instructions or use them as inspiration to create your own decorations full of wonder, these Fourth of July decor ideas will be sure to get your party guests talking.


Fake A Custom Tablecloth



Use crepe paper to create a faux custom tablecloth. Use a red, white, or blue cloth on your dining table, and then use crepe paper in the two remaining colors in a lattice pattern to create an interesting effect.


If you wanted to show off your solid-wood dining table, skip the tablecloth altogether and use red, white, and blue crepe paper in a lattice pattern. This allows the wood to show underneath and create a more down-home, rustic feel.


Dye Existing Napkins



Do you have leftover cloth napkins from a prior Fourth of July party? Don’t go out and buy new, recycle them! Use a standard fabric dye and dip-dye your napkins by dipping just the lower third of the fabric into the dye. If your napkins are too dark of a red or blue and you’re concerned the dye won’t show up, try bleaching them the same way you’d dye them, to get a more weathered look.


Utilize Mason Jars



Most of us have a glass jar or two lying around the house. Break them out to set your dining table by keeping utensils inside of them. This will help clear valuable space on your table. Line them with patriotic cloth or bandanas to tie your Fourth of July theme together and to cushion the glass.


Sand Art Votives



If you don’t want to purchase patriotic candle holders for your dining table set up, try buying (or using, if you already have some) regular clear glass votives. Use colored sand to create designs and patterns, and top it off with a tea light candle. The taller the votive, the more height will be added to your table, but don’t be afraid to use different shapes and sizes to create dimension and have a mismatched look.


Fancy Favors



Decorate your dining table with party favors for your guests, and give them a patriotic theme. Use decorative ribbons and ties and personalized name cards so everyone knows which favor is theirs.


The favors don’t have to be anything extravagant, and you could do something as simple as tying some sparklers together for guests to use as time winds down before the fireworks.


DIY Seat Cushions



If you want to make sure your guests are extra comfortable around your dining table, make some quick seat cushions. Wrap two bandanas (one on top and one on bottom) around a cushion or pillow, secure the corners with some decorative string or ribbon, and voila — you’ll be seated comfortably all day long.


Go All Out



If you want your solid-wood dining table to look like it just jumped out of the pages of a catalog, you’re going to have to go the extra mile.


Use decorative planters with patriotic colored flowers and flag stakes for height. To make food easily accessible across the table, put it on a pedestal (this works exceptionally great for desserts). Use assorted chargers (vary the color) underneath star shaped plates and pair them with matching napkins. And last, but certainly not least (and perhaps the most fun), theme your food. Whether it’s by the colors you use or only serving up classic all-American foods, like hamburgers, hotdogs, and apple pie.


Most importantly, have fun with your holiday decorations; they shouldn't be a cause of stress. So sit back and enjoy what you've created. After all, the importance of the Fourth of July comes down to two things. The first is spending time with family and friends. The second is joining with them in thanks for the opportunities and freedoms we have in this great country thanks to our founding fathers (and their sons) and probably the most amazing government document ever written.


If you need a new solid-wood dining table before your big Fourth of July party, visit the Stuart David Home Furnishings factory showroom in Ceres, just south of Modesto. We serve the central valley and east bay areas, including Sacramento, Pleasanton, Livermore, Stockton, Antioch, Walnut Creek, Vacaville, Yuba City, Tracy, Merced, Turlock, Manteca, San Ramon, Lodi, Brentwood, Dublin, Los Banos, Danville, and throughout the United States.

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