4th of July at Good Housekeeping

I found another use for jars at your outdoor picnic/barbecue, this time from Good Housekeeping:

To hold your silverware of course!  And the ribbon is a cute touch.  I saw the image on Gordon's Gossip and I knew I had to check out the rest of the party.

They used a little more ribbon to decorate some white paper lanterns:

Made a cute table runner with some crepe paper:

And used red and white dishtowels as a hanger for some blue hydrangeas:

(Can I just say, on a side note,  that I LOVE that Costco sells Hydrangeas here!)

You can check out these and the rest of their great ideas HERE.


  1. I love this look; totally my style=) I want to do something similar for my daughter's b-day party. Hope your day is a great one=)

  2. btw, I recently did a wedding reception with the ribbon down the table...the secret is double sided tape. That little weave pictured would take a lot of time--despite its crisp look of simplicity=) I would guess sticky dots (craft section) and not plastic tablecloths. Too cute!

  3. Jennie,

    Thanks for the tip! Sticky dots are my favorite!

  4. I love the hydrangeas!!! I guess it helps that its my favorite flower. I can see so many possibilities with just mixing up the fabric too.

  5. I just saw these in my Good housekeeping and love the mason jars with the ribbon...what a cute idea!

  6. Oh, I just love red, white and blue! Yesssirrr!!

    Altho - on a side note, that red and blue crepe paper tablerunner seems very time consuming.

  7. Cute! I love the jars!

  8. Sarah,

    Quite the opposite. You cut the crepe paper streamers to the right length, tape the red ones in a straight line at the ends, then weave (over under) the blue ones in. Secure with double Sussex tape and you are down.

    15 minutes max! Less if you have help.


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