Easy Patriotic Centerpiece: I’m Lovin’ It


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I’ve never been one to do any decorating for Fourth of July, other than hang a flag from my front porch.  But I picked up a few little flags and a star pick the store after I was inspired by Kim’s cute Red White and Blue Jars.

My original intention was to make colored rice like Kim did, but since I had an empty blue mason jar staring at me, I got a little lazy and figured, white rice would be great in a blue jar.  I could just tie a little red raffia around the neck!  I stuck my stars and flags in the rice and Bazzzzinga!  I had a cute little Patriotic Centerpiece in two minutes flat!

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I love how cute it looks in my kitchen window and how simple it was!  With all this horrible heat we are having, it may be the closest thing to fireworks I’ll see this year!

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A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog,, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+

39 Responses to “Easy Patriotic Centerpiece: I’m Lovin’ It”

  1. Jamie posted on June 28, 2012 at 8:40 pm (#)

    Thanks for hosting! I linked up my Healthy! Happy! Challenge, my Wine Bottle Glasses tutorial, and my post about Hoo-Ratio the crochet owl. :)

  2. Kim | At Home With Kim posted on June 28, 2012 at 8:41 pm (#)

    Hi Cheryl! Thanks so much for hosting us!!! I LOVE your centerpiece idea. My family and I just had a discussion tonight about 4th of July plans…. and I am not that crafty, but want to have a festive table. I’m definitely gonna try my hand at these. Thanks again for hosting us!!!

    • Tracy replied on June 29th, 2012 at 10:13 am

      This is TOO cute! I just thought of something that would make it even more cute (if possible!) is to color the rice. Either red or blue! or maybe alternating layers. Not much to it and would dress it up even more! 😀 Thanks so much!!! :)

      • TidyMom replied on June 29th, 2012 at 10:33 am

        Lol…..right, I linked to Kim’s post where she did exactly that – It’s what inspired mine

  3. Mary Beth|Cupcakes and Crinoline posted on June 28, 2012 at 8:53 pm (#)

    Thanks for hosting, Cheryl. It’s always a treat to stop by and see what’s cookin’ and craftin’ : ) mb

  4. posted on June 28, 2012 at 8:55 pm (#)

    Thanks for hosting Cheryl! Have a fabulous fourth of July!

  5. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust posted on June 28, 2012 at 8:57 pm (#)

    I’m totally loving that centerpiece! So simple and I have almost everything I’d need already. Perfect! Thanks so much for hosting Cheryl!

  6. Carol posted on June 28, 2012 at 9:00 pm (#)

    Great centerpiece and easy to assemble and then put away! Thanks for hosting.

  7. Ashton posted on June 28, 2012 at 9:14 pm (#)

    Cheryl, thanks for hosting! I adore your blog and look forward to the party every week :)

  8. Lyuba posted on June 28, 2012 at 9:17 pm (#)

    Beautiful centerpiece! Thank you for hosting 😉

  9. Karyn - Pint Sized Baker posted on June 28, 2012 at 9:20 pm (#)

    Thanks for hosting, Cheryl! I hope you have a great 4th of July! I think that centerpiece would make a great gift for my Mother-in-Law who is hosting the 4th of July BBQ.

  10. Angie@Echoes of Laughter Blog posted on June 28, 2012 at 9:26 pm (#)

    Thanks so much for hosting this lovely party! Have a wonderful weekend and Happy July 4th! Angie xo

  11. Tonia @TheGunnySack posted on June 28, 2012 at 11:10 pm (#)

    Thanks for hosting! I love you centerpiece. I definitely need to work on some kind of patriotic decor in the next few days! I’m running out of time!

  12. teresa posted on June 29, 2012 at 12:08 am (#)

    How CUTE is that centerpiece!
    I saw some little flags like that at the hardware store today and wondered what I could do with them!
    Happy Weekend my friend!

  13. Jenn posted on June 29, 2012 at 2:19 am (#)

    Happy 4th of July!! You are welcome to send some of that “terrible heat” my way! We have had so much rain and cool weather we are dealing with floods around here. I need some sun!!
    Jenn :)

    • TidyMom replied on June 29th, 2012 at 10:34 am

      oh we would gladly take some of that rain! it’s SOOOO dry here

  14. Aimee @ ShugarySweets posted on June 29, 2012 at 6:06 am (#)

    Cute centerpiece Cheryl. Thanks for hosting!!

  15. Jocelyn posted on June 29, 2012 at 6:15 am (#)

    What a fun and simple centerpiece!!! Thank you so much for hosting!!!

  16. Toni @ Boulder Locavore posted on June 29, 2012 at 6:23 am (#)

    Our entire state seems to be on fire as you may have head in the local news (with one fire blazing for over 2 weeks now) so we absolutely will have no public or personal fireworks this year. Though we don’t necessarily go to large public displays, it seems odd not to see any in the sky. The pizazz of your little centerpiece conveys the excitement of fireworks to me! And I can view it from the inside of my air conditioned home! Very cute Cheryl.

    • TidyMom replied on June 29th, 2012 at 10:35 am

      that’s so scary!!! praying you all stay safe and they get the fires out soon!!

  17. HeatherChristo posted on June 29, 2012 at 11:25 am (#)

    So cute and Easy Cheryl! Thanks for sharing!

  18. Mary posted on June 29, 2012 at 11:38 am (#)

    Thank you so much for hosting this! I am your newest follower and I love your blog. I totally relate as a “tidy mom” myself. Pretty crafts look better in a clean and organized home, right? :)

  19. marla posted on June 29, 2012 at 11:43 am (#)

    That is really nice Cheryl, I love easy, pretty + festive!

  20. Kristy Life-n-Reflection posted on June 29, 2012 at 2:46 pm (#)

    I really should plan to eat a snack while linking up. Look at all those goodies!

  21. Shannon at madiganmade posted on June 29, 2012 at 3:33 pm (#)

    Your centerpiece is adorable, Cheryl! Thanks so much for hosting… I just linked up two summertime recipes.

  22. Lindy@ Itsy Bitsy Paper posted on June 29, 2012 at 5:18 pm (#)

    I love this centerpiece! So festive and colorful. I hope you’ll link it up to my Patriotic Project Parade!

  23. Heather@French Press posted on June 29, 2012 at 6:49 pm (#)

    definitely loving that centerpiece idea!

  24. Kimberly @ The Brown Eyes Have It posted on June 29, 2012 at 9:46 pm (#)

    I love this, so quick and simple. I just need some of the sparkly stuff and I’m in business. :)

  25. Jamie | My Baking Addiction posted on June 30, 2012 at 11:57 am (#)

    Such a cute idea, Cheryl! I just love browsing through your Link Up Parties!

  26. Lisa | With Style and Grace posted on July 2, 2012 at 8:51 am (#)

    very fun & seems easy to do!


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