Can you believe that the 4th of July is just around the corner?
I don’t know about you but this holiday just came up so quickly and I realized I didn’t have decorations for the holidays!
Of course, I had to create my own centerpiece and I’m going to show you how you can do it as well! Not only that this centerpiece cost me less than $20 to make!
4th of July Centerpiece
The really fun thing about this centerpiece is that you can really get creative with it and make it your own! I went a little crazy and added tissue paper pom poms and cardboard stars but you just let your creativity fly!
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- Three wine bottles (or mason jars, whatever you have laying around)
- Red, white and blue acrylic paint (If you want to get the most bang for your buck, I highly recommend the apple barrel paint set They are the ONLY craft paint I use!)
Before painting your bottles make sure to wash them and remove all of the glue and paper from the outside. I’ve found the best way to do this is to soak them in hot soapy water and use nail polish remover to remove the rest.
If any glue or paper is left over it can make your paint crack!
Paint two of your wine bottles or jars with white acrylic paint. You’ll probably need a few coats to paint to really cover.
Paint the last bottle with blue acrylic paint.
Once the white paint is completely dry start taping off sections of the bottle with painters tape. These will be our stripes so make use as much tape as you want. If you want it to look exactly like the flag, make a total of thirteen stripes combined. Only use painters tape for this, any other tape will pull off the paint!
Using the red paint, paint over the entire bottle again. Once the paint completely dry, gently pull off the painter’s tape.
Next is to paint on the stars! Either draw a star yourself or grab a picture off the internet. If you want your flag to be more accurate, make sure the stars are small enough to fit all 50.
Create a template of your stars by cutting out your star and taping it to the bottle. Be careful not to get paint underneath the template!
I ended up just hand painting them on with white paint!
Use the white acrylic paint to paint on all of your stars. To make this easier and save a bit of time you can use a stamp and some white ink!
If you would like to make this project more permanent and keep it for next year you can seal the paint with acrylic varnish.
You can also add extra decorations inside of the bottles if you want your centerpiece to be even more 4th of July festive!
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