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Autumn Table Decorations

Monday, November 4th, 2013


What autumn table decorations do you have this year? Why not add some pizzaz by placing Christmas lights under them? This will give a warm, magical glow to your autumn table.

First you will probably want to put some sort of autumn table runner on your table. Mine has autumn leaves, but you can just throw some red or orange cloth down. Then place the Christmas lights on your table, and light them so that you can see if the lights are evenly dispersed. Plug the Christmas lights into the nearest electrical socket, and tape the cord to the side of the table with packing tape so that the lights don’t get pulled off the table by accident.


Place a candle in the middle of the table and light it. Make sure it has autumn colors. Then sprinkle silk autumn leaves on top of the Christmas lights. Your autumn table decorations will now delight your family and guests!


Simple Fourth of July Decorations

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012


Easy and simple Fourth of July decorations:

  • A strip of patriotic cloth running the length of the table. (You can buy this at a fabric store. I bought mine in a bag of cloth scraps at a yard sale for 50 cents.)
  • A tin bucket that is patriotic. (Mine cost $3 new at a craft supply store.)
  • Fill the bucket with sand, and stab in some Fourth of July windmills. (I got my windmills at a craft supply store.)
  • As a finishing touch, stab some cocktail toothpicks into the sand. Mine were blue and red, and they look like fireworks.

It took me less than five minutes to set this up. You might have to iron the cloth; otherwise throw it in the dryer for a couple of minutes for the wrinkles to fall out. If you are going to use the cloth year after year, you could hem it. Or you could use fabric glue instead of a needle and thread to give the illusion that it’s hemmed. To do this, iron the edge down, let it cool for a few seconds, then glue it. Do this little by little along the entire length of the cloth. But finishing the cloth isn’t really necessary, so if you only have five minutes, forget it and get the same great look.

Memorial Day Decorations

Sunday, May 27th, 2012


Here are some simple Memorial Day decorations: Pour sand into a clear glass jar, and stab a flag into it. On either side of that, light blue candles. I sprinkled gold confetti stars on the dark blue butcher paper tablecloth. I threw metallic markers on the table, so that the boys could draw on the butcher paper while waiting for their food.


On either end of the table, I spray painted two shoe boxes black the day before. I filled those with sand, placing toy soldiers in the sand. I stabbed two American flags into the sand, so that they crossed each other. These decorations would also be good for the Fourth of July.