Easy Table Decorations: Summer Entertaining

Cook outs, potlucks, Fourth of July parties and Summer Entertaining is upon us! But who has time to spend hours and hours on the Table Decorations? Wouldn’t you rather be at the beach?

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We have 4 Easy Table Decorations to share with you today…No Sew Table Runner, Paper Snack Bowls, Pinwheels and Cupcake Toppers. There is lots to cover but first I wanted to tell you about a fun evening I have coming up. Next Tuesday, June 18th at 8 p.m. EST, I will be hosting a Facebook chat for Elmer’s Craft it and we will be sharing Summer Entertaining ideas. So mark your calendars, it will be lots of fun and there will be a prize too! I know how much you all love Elmer’s products!

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Now, let’s get crafting! I used a Red, White & Blue theme for this Fourth of July table, but you can certainly change the colors to whatever theme you would like. Perhaps you are hosting a bridal shower or birthday party, just swap out the colors for whatever matches the occasion.

Let’s start with the table runner. We used ordinary bandannas that we bought at Walmart for $1 each, and then glued the edges together to create a seam.

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No Sew Table Runner Supplies

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Just simply run a bead of the Elmer’s Craft Bond Fabric & Leather Adhesive down the edge of the bandanna, being sure it’s on the right side. You will be putting right sides together to create a seam.

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Then press the seams together, and let dry at least 5 minutes.

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Then we just laid the Table Runner down the center of the picnic table.

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Next let’s make these cute little Paper Snack Bowls. Thanks to Our Best Bites for the idea.

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Paper Snack Bowls Supplies

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Step 1

Lay a 3 inch square piece of paper in the center of the plate

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Step 2

Mark all corners with a pen or pencil

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Step 3

Then cut from the outside of the plate up to each mark

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Step 4

Crease the plate on each corner

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Step 5

Use the glue spots to secure each of the corners down

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Step 6

Then secure the ribbon around the bowl with glue spots

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Step 7

Fill your snack bowls with peanuts or any other snack you like.

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Down the center of the table we have mason jars that are holding pinwheels.

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In each of the jars, we added a glow necklace and then filled it with tulle. Then in each jar we added the pinwheels and sparklers. Last year I showed you how to make pinwheels and have a video showing you step-by-step directions. After the pinwheels were done, I used Elmer’s Craft Bond Glue Spots to attach them onto the lollipop stick.

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And finishing off our table decorations are the Fourth of July Cupcake Toppers. These are available to Cupcake Chronicles Subscribers, read all about it and sign up, it’s FREE!

Each of the round toppers were cut with a 2 inch hole punch, then I used Elmer’s Craft Bond Glue Spots to attach the short lollipop stick onto the back. And then pushed them into the cupcakes.

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We had a blast putting together these Easy Table Decorations! I hope that you will join me on Tuesday for the Summer Entertaining chat at 8 p.m. EST on the Elmer’s Craft it Facebook Page.

Disclosure:  Products for review were provided by Elmer’s Craft Bond.  I received a free sample of the products for the purpose of this review.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Elmer’s Craft Bond.

Comments

  1. Linda says:

    These are all such great ideas. I’m getting excited to set up my 4th of July Bar-B-Que table. and plan to use some of these ideas. Thanks.

    We’re having a party at Tumbleweed Contessa and these would be great to share. Hope you can link these to What’d You Do This Weekend? http://www.tumbleweedcontessa.com/blog/whatd-you-do-this-weekend-20/

    Love people. Cook them tasty food,
    Linda
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  2. vicki says:

    Could you please be more specific on step 4 &5. Mine don’t look like yours. These are the paper plate cups.

    • Liz says:

      Hi Vicki, after you cut a straight line from the edge of the plate to each of the 4 marks, then fold each section, creasing the bottom. Layer each section a little on top of each other to form the bowl.
      Let me know if you still have questions.
      ~Liz

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