Need an easy 4th of July decorating idea? This little idea is super simple and came up in no time! With just a few supplies (some of you might even have everything in your decorations/craft stash) and a few minutes, you can have some holiday patriotic decorations perfect for a quick table setting!

Isn’t it cute? Super easy and cheap! It all happened because of our upcoming family reunion. When we got to Nebraska, I learned that the decorating department needed my help. No one wants anything special, just festive on the table. So I came up with this little idea. They are actually cuter than I thought! Hope they add a little fun to the family reunion!


To make some, here’s what you’ll need:

  • Tall Vase(s)
  • Red, white, and blue tissue paper
  • 2 small flags per container
  • 1 pinwheel per container
  • 3 small pieces of styrofoam (or floral foam) per container


  1. Start by stuffing some red tissue paper into the bottom of your vase. For these vases with such a small width at the bottom, we actually only used 1 sheet of red tissue for all three decorations combined. We just used the pinwheel stick to push the red tissue paper down.
  2. On top of the red, put one small piece of white tissue paper (not enough for a full layer).
  3. Then, stick the pinwheel and flags into small pieces of styrofoam. Wrap those with pieces of white tissue paper and stick in to fill out the white layer. This keeps the flags & pinwheel in place, while also hiding the styrofoam!Making a patriotic centerpiece
  4. Then, fill in the top with a piece of blue tissue paper. And, that’s it!

You can get these done at about 5 minutes or less per centerpiece! Inexpensive, quick, simple, yet festive– that’s a winning combination in my book!

Wishing you a happy & safe 4th of July!!!