This week is all about decorating for Memorial Day!
First though, I have a confession to make: I have never decorated for Memorial Day before. In fact, I rarely decorate for holidays other than Christmas. Well and a little for Halloween. But after spending time with my parents this weekend and learning more about my grandfather’s service in WWII, I really connected with this holiday more than I ever have before.
Now if your Pinterest feed is anything like mine, then you’ve probably been bombarded with lots of red, white, and blue themed crafts and bbq/picnic ideas. I really loved these ideas by revel-blog.com. So I made a quick trip to Michaels for a few supplies to see what I could come up with.
So, I couldn’t find burlap by the yard, but I did find this awesome burlap “ribbon.” And also this cute red and white gingham ribbon.
…I was able to make this cute little Mason jar vase.
(I just love decorating with Mason jars. I have tons of them in various size and keep them on hand for all kinds of stuff.)
Next I used some hemp twine to bundle up my plastic silverware in these adorable red, white, and blue napkins. I put the bundles, cups, and napkins in an old basket that I found in the basement and decorated it with some of the gingham ribbon. I even tucked in some red, white, and blue flowers to really bring home the message.
I should have known better than to unleash the craft monster because pretty soon I was adding red, white, and blue decorations to just about everything. Even this Christmas themed ice bucket my BFF Carrie gave me for Christmas.
I had so much fun making these decorations. Partly because I am a craft junkie, but mostly because I love my country and am so grateful for the men and women who have sacrificed so much so that I can enjoy the good life.
God Bless the USA. Kelly