Whenever I can, I love to reuse, recycle, upcycle, repurpose – whatever you want to call it – things into a wonderful awesome craft. Don’t you? I’ve done it again, but this time it’s with a 4-drink holder I got from Sonic, or somewhere else. Did you happen to see the Father’s Day gift box I made out of a 2-drink holder from Sonic? I filled it up with his favorite things. I can’t wait to see the expression on his face when our son gives it to him next week.
Recycled 4th of July Centerpiece
First Step is to find a drink holder. I may or may not have gotten this one from Sonic. I just can’t remember because it has been in my craft closet for quite some time. But I’m sure holders like this one are still being used by fast food places.
Second Step is to paint your box however you like, but of course you’ll want to use red, white & blue!! I spray painted the whole box, inside and out.
I used spray paint I already had and the outdoor paint worked well.
Third Step is to gather your supplies and your initial decor (the decor you know you’ll want to use). I seem to always find other decor items I want to use after I get started. You may use different decor than I, so gather what you have first, then go shopping if needed.
Here’s what I used:
- The pinwheels & brads, straws, & tags came from last years’ Stampin’ Up!’s Paper Pumpkin kit
- I bought the red, white & blue gum balls at World Market (on sale)
- Stickers were from Target’s $1 spot
- I found the blue placemat at Kroger on sale for $1.29
- The blue shred I already had. I always keep shred that comes in packages.
- Final photo below will show what else I used
Fourth Step is to start decorating.
Your 4th of July get-together wouldn’t be cool without beautiful red, white & blue decor!! Start planning now. I initially thought to make mine be a gift box that I would give to the person who will be hosting our family 4th of July party, but now I’m thinking a centerpiece for the table would be a much better idea. It can hold colored utensils, napkins, straws, etc. Since it will probably be my sister who will be hosting, I bet she will use it just for that – a centerpiece!!
Your Fifth Step is to take lots of pictures and share what you did with your friends and family!! I’ll definitely put mine on Pinterest where others can see it!! Do you think it will get lots of pins? I hope so!!!
So remember, the next time you visit a fast food place or order take-out sat a restaurant, make sure you order drinks and hopefully they will give you a drink holder. If not, ask!!
Here’s my final 4th of July Gift Box/Centerpiece. The garland was a$1 at Dollar General.