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Showing posts with label Americana. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Americana. Show all posts

DIY Red White and Blue Door Decor

Welcome to our creative gathering of Ten on the Tenth.
We are a group of friends and bloggers who share our individual spin on creativity for the home for under Ten dollars on the 10th of each month.
With our theme challenge for June being red, white and blue I wanted to create something Patriotic for our front door in preparation for the 4th of July.
So, I headed to my craft closet and Hobby Lobby and here I am sharing my  DIY Red, White and Blue Door Decor.

DIY Patriotic Door Decor For Ten On The Tenth Challenge At Home With Jemma

7 Easy Ways to Add Americana Decor

I think I may have an Americana decorating obsession right now, and quite frankly I 

am not sure why. 

I suppose it is partially because the 4th of July is near, that my home seems to have all the 

right shades to incorporate these vibrant colors and also I am feeling a little nostalgic over 

my country.

Red, white, blue decor for Memorial Day, 4th of July, Patriotic decorating

I am thankful for my country and even though it is not quite the country that I grew up with.

It is where I was born and raised, where my Mom, Dad and all of my children were born.

So naturally I feel so much loyalty to her and how hard she fought to be America.

"The land of the free and the home of the brave." Written by Frances Scott Key in 1814.

Patriotic style, straw hat, red, white bandanna, show your patriotism

I grew up saying the Pledge of Allegiance, singing God Bless America, and I was and still 

am proud to call it my home sweet home.  

So here we are today with 7 of the easiest ways to add Americana decor to your home.

Decorate with American flags in and around your home to add Patriotism

Memorial day and the 4th of July were big Holidays growing up, and they always, always 

included a picnic, even if we had to eat our fried chicken, potato salad and black olives in 

the car because of inclement weather.

You know, I grew up in Idaho at an elevation near 5,000 feet so we could have snow all the 

way up till the 15th of July .

American decor in our home consisted of Old Glory, red and white checked table cloth and 

napkins and a firecracker or two.

Easy american decor with red, white and blue wreath, pillow, cushion and flower pots

I have taken my decorating roots inherited from my Mom and added a few of mine own to 

create some of the easiest tips for you to add a Patriotic theme to your home inside or out.

If you would like a little more inspiration please visit these previous posts.

Show your red and white blue using mason jars.

DIY Americana Wreath.

Patriotic Desserts

Red and white wreath, American flags, American pillows, flowers, straw hat, faux flowers, bandanna

Here are my 7 easy tips for adding  Americana decor to your home.

1. Add some red and white cushions to indoor or outdoor decor.
2. Toss in an American Flag pillow.
3. Add some American flags to outdoor planters or indoor flower pots.
4. Add a red, white and blue wreath to your door or window.
5. Add a patriotic bandanna to your hat.
6. Add a red, white or blue faux flower to your straw hat.
7. Plant red and white flowers in your garden or decorative pots.

Decorate with red geraniums, petunias, faux red vines, bandanna, straw hat

So fun, so easy and so Americana!


Show Your Red, White & Blue

Today we are going to add some red, white and blue to either our dining room or kitchen 

and we are going to use the ever popular mason jar.

Decorating, galvanized container, polka dot daisies, faux flowers, easy Patriotic themed decor

Did you know that the existence of  the mason jar began a very, very long time ago, and 

that these popular jars have been the go-to vessel for many projects for many generations.

Americana, Patriotic, table setting, mason jars, ribbon, stars, stripes

In fact ,you might be surprised to know that they have been around since the early 1800's. 

Not only are they used for canning, although that was their intended use, they are also 

used for flower arrangements for many, many folks, which included my Mother.

Patriotism, decorating, Holiday, Americana, festive, red, white and blue

You see, Mom had her "good," canning jars which had no nicks in the top edge of the jar.

This was very important because if you had a nick in the jar, you would not get a good seal 

when you put the jar lid on and pressured cooked your veggies, meats or even fruits.

You see my friends, if there is not a good seal on those jars you now have a recipe 

for Botulism food poisoning.

DIY, Daisy, blue, white, vignette, table, decorating, festive 4th of July

So those jars became the castaways and were used for picking raspberries, floral 

arrangements, buttons, sea shell collections, rock collections, gasoline, paint, turpentine 

and even arrangements that were taken to the cemetery on Memorial day.

placemat, blue, chargers, white plates, blue milk bottle, galvanized tub

So mason jars it seems have many uses, then and now.

Since I had high hopes of canning my tomatoes (before we had torrential downpours and 

the tomatoes are rotting) I bought mason jars.

While it rained, I decided to decorate economically and Patriotically with mason jars.

If you can't can, you might as well decorate, my new motto in life.

red ribbon, blue, flag, stars, flowers, mason jars, painted

Showing your red, white and blue spirit is easy and fun.

You might be surprised to find that you have many of these items in your home already.

If you don't and you must purchase a few, please save them for next year.

Just put them in a plastic bag then in a plastic container and stow them away.

Supplies For Creating Patriotic/ Americana Dining Room Flair

(Use more or less depending on your decorating style)

1.   4 clear pint size or painted mason jars
2.   3 Flags
3.   4 Red daisies
4.   4 White daisies
5.   4 Polka-dot daisies
6.   4-8 red, white & blue foil spray
7.   Patriotic ribbon
8.   Wooden stars
9.   Galvanized tin container
10. 3 Sparkling water bottles (labels removed)
11. 1 large tin star
12. Blue place mats
13. Silver chargers
14. White dishes
15. Blue milk bottles
16. Yellow cutlery
17.  Clothes pin & magnet foodie notion
18.  Patriotic Bandannas for napkins

napkin, Americana, plate, table setting, red, white and blue

Another way to easily accent a table setting is by including interesting or theme 

type napkins to the scene, and throwing in a little whimsy whenever possible.

Love these little magnet piggies, they stick so well to the metal in the clothes pin.

A perfect little 4th of July napkin ring!

milk bottles, mason jars, galvanized tin, blue place mats, stars, straws

But you know napkins are so pricey, so I think a neat little tip is to use a bandanna.

I always iron mine to spruce them up.

star, red, blue, white , flowers, silver, flags, white plates, napkins

What is your favorite way to add Americana to your table?

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