Having a few spare minutes this morning, thought I'd put up JUST a red felt wreath, a boa and a few patriotic candles. Easy peasy, will only take a sec and be done, right?
Well .... not quite! Of course, the wreath, boa and candles looked a little bare, so I added a few red glittery star baskets, a red star (that's actually a Christmas tree topper) and the red felt ball that matches the wreath.
Not bad. But ... not good either. There was nothing that screamed "patriotic" at all. Way too much red. And, there was hardly any blue. Easily fixed with a few paper punched white stars with blue centers. I cut the centers out of lightweight blue paper with my Silhouette. Used double stick tape to place them in the center of each star. Added the stars to each item on the mantel (except the red felt ball).
Then a few ribbons on the red boa - blue/white dotted, red/white/blue striped, and solid blue.
Using double-stick tape, I also covered the front ledge of the fireplace mantel with a blue ribbon. Now, it seems a little more balanced and definitely red/white and blue.
I like that basic red can be used as a basis for Valentine's Day, Christmas and any of the patriotic holidays as well. Nice to reuse and have less to store and organize.
Do you have décor items that are dual purpose for several holidays?
Wishing you and yours a fun-filled Fourth of July!!! We're looking forward to our little community's picnic with barbecue, auction, cake walk, dance and fireworks. Have a super safe holiday!
Create with Joy
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