Easiest Red, White, & Blue Decor Ever!

Welcome back to 10 on the 10th. A monthly blog hop where a group of bloggers share ideas for $10 or less.  This month's theme is Red, White, & Blue and we have some great ideas for you.  I have 3, so let's get started.   
When I started this project most stores were closed or only doing curb-side pick-up, so I dug through my closets and found a few items to use.  
I gathered up my silver bowl from a yard sale last year, a piece of floral foam, a package of 4 (yes, I'm only showing 3 here) flags, and some silk geraniums that I've had for at least 10 years.  
This project is too easy...put the floral foam in the bowl, add flowers and flags, and you have a patriotic centerpiece.
If you don't want a centerpiece, head outside with a couple of flags and put them in a planter with red petunias!
Trust me, the petunias are red.  I took this pic at least 6 times at different times and they still didn't truly look red.
The last idea I have for you involves a jar from the recycle bin, a flag, Mod Podge, some raffia, and a tea light.
The first step is remove the flag from the stick.  That was a bit of a challenge, since it was stapled with an electric stapler.  Clean your jar with some alcohol and let it dry.  Apply some Mod Podge to the jar.
While still wet, apply your flag and smooth down the edges.
Please ignore my ragged cuticles.  My hands have seen a lot of stripper, stain, and paint lately!
Wrap some raffia around the top and tie a bow.
You're almost done....
In the evening, add a tea light and your jar has a beautiful glow.  I also added some glass gems to set the tealight in.
So, there you have it.  Three easy decor projects using flags that cost $1.98 and things from around the house.  
Don't forget, this is 10 on the 10th, so you'll want to visit the other blogs and see what my friends have to share with you.  
The links are listed below:


Comments

  1. Very festive ideas!! The decoupaged jar is a great idea - perfect for a little gift on Flag Day for a neighbor (filled with candy)!! The wooden planter is also cute!

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    1. Thank you, Patti. The jar can certainly be used in many ways!

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  2. 3 for the price of 1!! I love all 3 of your projects. Since I’m really into decoupage and I have the supplies, I may try your jar and flag project. Very cute.

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    1. Thank you, Carol. I love decoupage too - there's so much you can do with it!

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  3. Ann I love your inspiration! All three of your creations are perfect for the holiday and affordable. I love your flowers and they are a beautiful red. I love red flowers. Your flag jar is so cute. I love it. Happy July 4th season!

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    1. I was amazed at what I found in my closets, Terrie, and was surprised the flowers were in such good shape. Happy hopping and Happy Summer!!

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  4. I love all three, but especially the decoupage jar. Nicely done Ann!

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    1. They were all very easy, but I think the jar is my favorite too, Debbee. Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Ann I love all three of your ideas. The flag on the jar is super cute!!!! I have some extra flags hanging out in a drawer, I'll have to get them out and have a little fun!

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    1. The jar seems to be the favorite. The best part is, it's super easy to do!

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  6. I love this. The jar is adorable.

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  7. Super cute and creative ideas! Love the options you have shared on how to have Patriotic goodness in the yard or home.
    I am a crazy jar lady, so naturally I am just going to have give the jar craft a whirl!

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    1. I love jars too, but it just didn't seem to be enough for this post, so I went digging in my closets! Thanks for stopping by, Jemma.

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  8. Ann, I love all the ideas that you've shared for fun ways to decorate with red, white and blue!!! I think my favorite is the flag wrapped around the canning jar. <3 I love flags in planters, too.

    Enjoy your holiday decor,
    Hugs,
    Barb :)

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    1. Thank you, Barb. There are just so many ways to use those little flags - I'm glad I found them in my closet!

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  9. Hi Ann,

    Love both of your projects! The planter is wonderful, love the legs.

    How great to create a patriotic mason jar, that's Americana!

    Cindy

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    1. Thank you, Cindy. That planter was a great find several years ago and it's been on my porch ever since. Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. I like how you decorated the jar and looks so pretty with the lights.

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    1. Thank you, Julie. I think I need to make a few more and put one on each step of my porch.
      So glad you stopped by!

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    1. Thank you - fun & easy is important in my world!

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  12. Such a fun project and easy to do which I like because I'm not very creative. Looks great! #bloggerspitstop

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    1. I'll bet you're more creative than you think, Sue. Thanks for stopping by!

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  13. All three are so simple, yet make a big patriotic statement! My favorite is your crafty decoupage jar.

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    1. I love simple projects, Allyson. That jar seems to be the favorite!

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  14. Ann, you had me at red geraniums!!

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  15. Such fun and easy patriotic projects Ann.
    Thank you for sharing these projects at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I'm delighted to be featuring your red, white & blue decor ideas at tonight's party and pinning too.
    Hugs,
    Kerryanne

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  16. I enjoyed your craft projects. Very festive and not too difficult to replicate. Thank you for sharing with #omhgww. I will socialize your post if buttons are provided.

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