When it's time to show patriotic pride, decorate your table with an easy red, white and blue centerpiece.

Easy to Make Patriotic Centerpiece

by Michelle Ullman

When it comes to decorating for Independence Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day or other patriotic events, you want to celebrate the red, white and blue without an excessively fussy or difficult display. Barbecues and informal gatherings are the norm for these holidays, so decorate your table with a centerpiece that is easy and casual. Your children can help create simple centerpieces with inexpensive supplies found at the craft store or dollar shop.

Sprinkle silver stars into the blue sand, then pour into the Mason jar until it's about one-third full.

Add stars to the white sand, and pour slowly into the jar to create a layer over the blue sand.

Combine red sand with silver stars, then layer into your Mason jar, leaving about 1inch of space below the jar's lip.

Position the pinwheel in the center of the jar, anchoring it by pushing the stick down into the sand.

Surround the pinwheel with foil sprays, angling them slightly outward so they don't interfere with the pinwheel's motion.

Tie a red, white and blue ribbon around the neck of the jar, forming a large bow.

Items you will need

  • Mason jar
  • Separate packages of red, white and blue craft sand
  • Small silver foil stars
  • Red, white and blue pinwheel
  • Foil sprays with red, white and blue stars
  • Red, white and blue ribbon


  • If you're decorating a large table, make several Mason jar centerpieces, and group them in the center of the table.

About the Author

Living in California, Michelle Ullman is a professional writer with particular expertise in home, garden and pet/nature topics. Her work is published on many websites. She loves crafts and has a deep interest in design and DIY projects.

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