The United States is gearing up for hamburgers, hot dogs, beer, cookouts, and fireworks for the 4th of July. Will you be hosting or attending? I’m attending but I have some easy DIY decor ideas for those of you that are hosting. As well as some easy DIY treats that you can make if you are hosting or just attending. You should not show up empty-handed.
This morning on Good Morning Washington I shared some easy DIY options for the 4th of July.
Chocolate Dipped Pretzels:
Are easy to make, you can make them for any occasion because the chocolate chips come in a lot of colors. Naturally, for the 4th I went with red, white, and blue. TUTORIAL
I use Snyder’s pretzel rods because that is the brand I like. You can use the brand of your choice.
I do my best work on a cookie sheet covered with wax paper.
Pop your finished product in a mason jar and fancy it up with a ribbon. Cute right?
Colored Flower Water Vase:
In the interest of using what I have, I used these milk bottles that I purchased about three years ago for a party. This is the easiest DIY I think I have ever done. You can pick the “vase” of your choice, mason jars are a popular and affordable option. One bottle is regular water, the other two bottles contain water and three drops of red and then blue food coloring. Stir it up so it distributes evenly and then drop in your flowers. You can use real or fake, these are fake. I have used them for DEB for several years.
Chocolate Dipped Rick Krispy Treats:
I totally cheated and took the easy way out with this one. I purchased the pre-made treats, dipped them in chocolate and drizzled and sprinkled them. You can always find festive sprinkles at the grocery store and the craft store.
Denim Utensil Pouch:
This took less than five minutes to make. You can use denim scraps or purchase a piece of denim fabric from the craft store. I used a hot glue gun to secure the edges on three sides and left the top open. You could also use burlap for the same look; everything does not have to be red white and blue. You can also add embellishments to fancy it up. This tablecloth was 70% off at the craft store.
When you put them together, they look really nice together.